Imprint’s African wedding dress shown for the first time at the African Fashion International (AFI) Cape Town Fashion Week is on the list as one of the The Most Beautiful Object in South Africa.
“When I created this wedding dress I wanted to create a piece that personified Africa as the mother who birthed the African identity and celebrates the continent’s diversity,” Imprint said.
This beautiful wedding gown is one of the ten items that have been nominated and reach the finals as part of the Most Beautiful Objects designed. This is according to Design Indaba, which is all about showcasing the best creations bringing the best of the best to the stage.
Design Indaba Festival is an annual celebration of design and creativity, showcasing the hottest and most relevant talents across the creative sectors. Imprint is among the best creators with his amazing wedding dress that, which is not just a wedding dress but a symbol of African pride.
Imprint whose real name is Mzukisi Mbane has been making waves in the fashion space with his distinctive prints inspired by the African cultures.
“In a time where we see a growing trend of people being more conscious of the fact that a white wedding dress is a traditional dress to a white person. It then makes sense for African or black people to take pride and own their African identity. It’s important to realize that this is not just about a wedding dress. It’s about Africa being celebrated by the rest of the world,” he said.
“For a lot of people this dress when it was presented at AFI Cape Town Fashion Week, it just took over. I represented not just the traditional element of Africa, but an Africa imagined. The contemporary, futuristic but original made the dress unique and on the list as one of the most beautiful objects in South Africa. The future of African bridal wear,” Imprint said.
The wedding dress was nominated by Bonnie Mbuli, a television personality on SABC 3’s Afternoon Express show.
“I love that it’s an original print, I love the colours, particularly because it breaks the cultural mould of what a traditional wedding dress should look like, it is majestic and cheeky all at the same time,” Bonnie said.
To vote for Imprint’s Wedding dress click https://conference.designindaba.com/mboisa