- Laduma Ngxokolo is a textile and knitwear designer from the Eastern Cape
- He is known for his Xhosa-inspire brand called Maxhosa
- He won the Fashion Designer of the Year in Africa award this weekend
South African textile and knitwear designer Laduma Ngxokolo has won the Fashion Designer of the Year in Africa.
Laduma bagged the top honour at a glamorous event held by the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards in Uganda on Sunday, Briefly.co.za gathered.
Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa congratulated the talented Eastern Cape-born designer for the achievement.
Laduma also shared the exciting news on Instagram. He posted a photo of his award along with the caption:
Awarded the 2018 @abryanzstyleandfashionawards Fashion Designer Of The Year Africa honour here in Uganda last night. Much love for all your support. This is [for] all the Motherland designers that are working hard to shift the culture and change their family’s lives.
As Briefly.co.za earlier reported, Laduma draws inspiration from his Xhosa heritage for his designs and uses the name Maxhosa as his brand.
Laduma and his brand have appeared in all the major fashion weeks around the world. Maxhosa is also stocked in top stores globally.
According to its website, the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards ceremony has been held annually since 2013.
It celebrates fashion industry stakeholders, such as fashion designers, stylists, hair and makeup artists, media personalities and influencers, in Africa and beyond.
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