The death of Legendary designer of Mzwandile ‘Wandi’ Nzimande sent shock waves across the country.
The talented 44-year-old designer and co-founder of popular streetwear and lifestyle brand Loxion Kulca
passed on recently.
His Loxion/lock-shin/location is unique to South Africa and the term is used country wide to describe: townships, ghettos, disadvantaged, under-developed areas and in some instances, it refers to “home”.
Mzwandile proudly represented the African urban state of mind while nurturing Kulca (culture), pride and successes of those who made freedom tangible.
Fashion director and Kaya FM DJ Mzwandile “Wandi” Nzimande has made waves within the fashion industry by co-founding Loxion Kulca, one of SA’s most sought-after streetwear brands, together with Sechaba Mogale in 1999.
Loxion Kulca dominated the local fashion scene in the 2000s becoming the go-to brand for celebs like Zola 7, Phat Joe as well as late rappers HHP and ProKid – the latter even collaborated with the label on a sneaker line.
Their wares were so covetable that the company was plagued by a flood of fake Loxion Kulca merchandise hitting the streets. His death has hit not only South Africa but the entire African continent as a whole. His sense of fashion brought inspiration to the upcoming generation for 22 years.
Ntwana you have made your mark and we salute you! Lala ngo xolo!