Thursday, August 21, 2014

Mafikizolo’s Nhlanhla Nciza’s: A Style Icon?

Mafikizolo’s Nhlanhla Nciza’s
August is often Women’s Month in South Africa and the spotlight is on Mafikizolo’s Nhlanhla Nciza.

After a year of some serious hit-making with fellow artist Theo Kgosinkwe under the moniker ‘Mafikizolo’, the singer, songwriter, wife, mother and South African most popular groups, Nhlanlha Nciza is also a certified fashion style icon.
  Mafikizolo’s Nhlanhla Nciza’s african style
Much like the genre of music Mafikizolo makes, Nciza’s style is a unique blend of various traditional African influences mixed with bits of contemporary African and Western fashions.
Mafikizolo’s South African Nhlanhla Nciza’s

Although the band have always had an air of glamour and sophistication about them dating as far back as their Kwela, Van Toeka Af and Sibongile days, where they channeled Sophiatown and took inspiration from other 20th century fashions, Nciza’s style has never been so bold, with her adoption of beautifully loud colours, and so distinctly representative of parts of the African continent - whether she’s wearing a gele, ankara styles common in West and Central African countries, jewelry inspired by East or Southern African cultures, silhouettes, prints, patterns and textiles from all over Africa.


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