Mantua Silkwear A/W 2023.
Mantua Silkwear A/W 2023.
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South African woman-owned brand Mantua Silkwear, founded by Juandi Andrag, is blazing a trail for local design. Recently invited by Flying Solo, New York, to showcase at a group fashion show at Paris Fashion Week A/W 2023, the brand draws on the spirited, colourful heartbeat of the African continent while honouring the Eastern origins of silk. The runway highlighted limited-edition, trans-seasonal, and timeless scarves, slip dresses, and kaftans that played up the luminosity of silk with watercolour-art prints. The brand not only celebrates art and silk craftsmanship but is also socially responsible, manufacturing locally, supporting and developing local craftswomen, and donating profits from selected campaigns to charities in aid of abused women.

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 From the April edition of Wanted, 2022.

Mantua Silkwear A/W 2023.
Mantua Silkwear A/W 2023.
Image: Supplied
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