Shopping lovers everywhere, get excited! As of this morning, KISUA(the home-grown brand) launched a pop-up store on Yoox! If you are not familiar with Yoox, it is an international shopping site, that I can spend hours on browsing and creating an imaginary shopping cart- Balmain, Valentino and all the stuff I am going to afford one day, And now amongst all of the well-know designer brands, KISUA has launched a pop-up store, “KISUA for 8”.KISUA is an innovative digital platform offering exclusive African-inspired womenswear. Launched by CEO Samuel Mensah in 2013, KISUA (meaning ‘well dressed person’ in Swahili) works with African designers to create unique capsule collections alongside its in-house line and global collaborations.And 8 is an independent Italian brand offering contemporary fashion for both men and women. Every piece is an instant classic that mixes and matches with ease. The two were a no-brainer match for each other, and now you can shop the prettiness online.
The exciting range draws on both labels’ DNA, fusing KISUA’s vibrant prints and minimal silhouettes with 8’s timeless aesthetic to create 14 key pieces in a citrus colour palette. Each feminine style is easy to wear and injects a fresh pop of energy into summer dressing. And while it’s not summer in South Africa, I still feel like a lot of the pieces can easily be worn all-year around. The monochrome graphic print two-piece skirt and top is a winner for work all year around.
I of course love my midi skirts and think they should be worn all the time, like this lemon one.
This dress is a the stand-out piece of the collection for me, and while it would look pretty gorgeous on the beach, just imagine it with a black leather jacket and some mules in winter.
And luckily, in South Africa our winters are not too harsh, so this cape would be the perfect addition to any outfit.
The entire KISUA for 8 collection has been designed and made in South Africa using locally sourced fabrics and indigenous crafting techniques. This approach is in accordance with KISUA’s trade-not-aid brand philosophy, which creates jobs and fosters sustainable development on the continent. Working with independent artisans and production houses overseen by the KISUA design and manufacturing team, the collection maintains the high quality standards that both brands are known for. You can check out more right here, and shop local right on the KISUA website.