Anisa Mpungwe already has two collections for MRP under her fashionable belt, both of which were hugely successful. Now the talented designer returns with a range that celebrates Africa with striking prints, bold colour and feminine silhouettes.
Anisa’s label Loin Clothe & Ashes gives women an alternative to the LBD with a sharp focus on print details and a comfortable fit.
Keen to find out a little more about the #printspiration behind the range?
I recently travelled through Africa where I was seduced by the energy of African cities. During my travels, I attended a wedding in Nigeria where I noticed how people embrace colour. They weren’t afraid to be loud and expressive, both vocally and in dress! I also enjoyed how people followed current fashion trends while staying true to their African roots.
Africans are bold and fearless when it comes to print. This inspired me to create a strong print story with a slightly progressive feel. I love how the prints in this collection clash against each other to create pieces that are interesting and special. I’ve also incorporated geometric shapes, which are a favourite design element of mine.
I played with proportions that flatter most figures and considered what a woman would like to show off from the length of her dress to the position of her sleeves. While the collection is figure-conscious, it’s also playful and relaxed.
I hope you enjoy wearing the range as much as I enjoyed designing it.