This May sees the launch of the KISUA SS17 FUSIONE collection for YOOX, as part of YOOXYGEN, YOOX’s socially and environmentally responsible destination. FUSIONE is a cross-continental collaboration reflecting the heritage of both brands, bringing together the vibrant African prints for which KISUA is well known with classic Italian silhouettes that speak to YOOX’s roots.
Inspired by the hustle and bustle of downtown Johannesburg, where a kaleidoscope of colours, cultures and street life collide, this 14-piece collection has been designed with the cosmopolitan woman in mind. Flattering tailoring with artfully placed pleats define the waist on the Centro pencil skirt and Metro maxi dress, while flared hemlines speak volumes for the Città jacket and Cardio pants.
These clean shapes are brought to life with bold prints referencing Ndebele wall painting traditions and the pulsing heartbeat of inner city Africa. The entire collection was designed and manufactured in Africa. The garments were made in South Africa with cotton fabrics sourced from Ghana and the Ivory Coast. “We are promoting trade both between African countries and between Africa and the world. In the process, we are helping to create jobs and advance the development of the fashion industry on the African continent,” says KISUA CEO and Founder, Sam Mensah Jr.