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.

Anisa Mpungwe for MRP | Elle Decoration SA

Keen to find out a little more about the #printspiration behind the range?

My inspiration
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.

Print Direction
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.

Anisa Mpungwe for MRP | Elle Decoration SA Anisa Mpungwe for MRP | Elle Decoration SA

Feminine Silhouettes
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.

Anisa Mpungwe for MRP | Elle Decoration SA

I hope you enjoy wearing the range as much as I enjoyed designing it.
Love Anisa