Kapasa Musonda is a Zambian dressmaker.
Born and raised in Zambia, Musonda expresses that she comes from a humble residence of 4 ladies and two unimaginable dad and mom. After Excessive Faculty, she was awarded a scholarship to check Style Design on the Style Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles, California U.S.A. After graduating, she stayed on to work within the US Style Business.
It wasn’t till the Summer time of 2011 that she determined to maneuver again residence and launch her personal clothes line. In response to Musonda, the model “is impressed by artwork, tradition and individualism fuses genuine Chitenge prints from completely different components of Africa in addition to cultural and summary prints from all over the world.”
Made in Zambia, Mangishi Doll (MD) is a up to date, able to put on line that embraces daring prints and vibrant types. Founder and dressmaker, Kapasa Musonda, distinctive promoting level is her capability to effortlessly fuse vibrant and genuine prints and hues in uncommon but congruent methods.
MD was established in 2012, however it might take two years to launch its first assortment. Since then, she has produced seasonal collections which have grown her on-line presence; channelling exports to the usA, Europe, Australia and Africa. Amongst her various clientele are celebrities such because the ‘Black Panther’ actress Angela Bassett and ‘That is Us’ actress Susan Kelechi Watson.
Curiously, mixing prints was by no means deliberate. Rising up, Musonda had a fantastic affinity for summary work. She discovered herself drawn to expressive colors, shapes and prints. A lot so, that she has a need to one-day create her personal prints. Till then, she utilises her innate expertise to convey collectively two or extra prints to formulate her personal summary aesthetic.
“Mangishi is a bit of wire twisted and spun into an inventive craft. Our items are one in every of a sort, they’re made to boost and mix in along with your closet in order that your favorites are by no means forgotten,” Musonda says.