The Dimbani jacket is made from industrial waste cotton. It features a back cut-out derived from the petal shapes featured in the textiles throughout this collection with an insert of regenerated orange peel. The regenerated fabric is digitally printed with a design by KikoRomeo. The jacket has an A-line cut, lapels and two front pockets.
The prints that feature in this collection were inspired by traditional Swahili prints as well as patterns and symbols that are present in traditional Swahili architecture and jewellery. The digital prints are designed on the principles of the traditional Kanga. It features a Swahili proverb as well as a prominent pattern in the central part of the fabric and a derivative along the border. The batik prints feature symbols derived from jewellery and forms of adornment as well as traditional Swahili architecture. These prints are put together both with the principles of the Kanga but also as a more haphazard combination of symbols to communicate the layering that is seen in traditional Swahili dress aesthetics.
This item is available on pre-order only between the 24th of Oct - 14th November and will be shipped 6-8 weeks after the order has been placed. All items will be shipped internationally with DHL courier and available for in-store collection or courier delivery locally.