With his new Fall/Winter 2019/ 2020 ‘Perennial’ collection, Lukhanyo Mdingi consolidates the label’s sustainable approach
South African Designer Lukhanyo Mdingi new collection ‘Perennial’ consolidates his brands sustainability ethos.
Here is all you need to know about the designer and the new collection titled ‘Perennial’.
Lukhanyo Mdingi’s design studio is based in Cape Town, South Africa where he is designing his sustainable, contemporary namesake fashion brand.
With the latest collection PERENNIAL, the creative process was rooted in the quest to create honest pieces. Starting with a look-back into the brands personal archives as reference, it’s a body of work that uses the spirit of considered design to meticulously create timeless and refined modern essentials with discreet details.
An important part of the process was working with sincere materials of the highest quality like pure Angora Kid Mohair and Merino wool all sourced locally and other natural fibres like silks and linen. Select pieces in the collection are created with the felting process using blended wool, which meant working closely with the source of material and artisans in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa.
The color palette is mostly neutral and natural in ivory cream and rich tobacco browns. The final garments shimmer and glisten, striking the right notes of strength and ease , simplicity and sophistication.
Mdingi achieves a good balance between elegance and substance for a consumer who is selective and considered in their choice of clothes.
Report by Leanne Tlhagoane.
Model: Daniel Phaahla & Gina Jeanz
MUA: Kayleigh Taylor
Assistant: Luvo Mahangu
Headpiece: Beedoo original
Photographer: Travys Owen
Originally published on Vogue Italia here