Taku Dlamini


Takudzwa Dlamini.

Mukadzi is the Shona word for woman, and the title of her conceptual collection. It largely stems from her desire to reclaim control of the feminine mystique in the realm of fashion. In understanding woman and domesticity, she has crafted a
design language that honours the matriarchal figures that moulded her into who she is today. Her vision is to redefine and subvert societal views around being an African woman. An exploration of the notions of femininity and masculinity in Mutare, Zimbabwe her hometown picturesquely situated on the foothills of the Eastern Highlands, that sustain and interact with one another, thus allowing her to offer a new version of femininity, while simultaneously celebrating woman.

The silhouettes featured in the collection are predominantly non constricting and nonchalant in order to conceal the “idealised” feminine form, therefore allowing the wearer to feel a sense of liberty and empowerment. This collection will appeal to the wearer who is self-aware and not interested in keeping up with the latest
trends, but instead invests in quality over quantity by opting for a slower consumption of fashion.

Takudzwa Dlamini