Mzukisi Mbane also known as Imprint has always looked up to his mother for inspiration. His mother has always inspired the birth and life of each collection.
The Imprint collection for Spring/Summer 2020 “Inkomo YaBenguni” is inspired by the importance of the cow in all elements of the lives of the Nguni people. From the falling in-love of the two people, to the marriage of the two families, the birth of the child all the way to death. The cow is sacrificed and/or offered and validates all these stages of life. Not just for the living but also the Nguni ancestors.
But because his story has always been inspired by his mother, this collection is very much centered around the power of woman. She owns the cows; she gives life and she built the family. You will see the Nguni cow incorporated in the traditional Imprint print. You will also notice the beautiful play with traditionally feminine elements in the menswear tailoring and styling. The collection is very much a celebration of who the designer is. Where he’s from with touches of influences he’s collected on the way.