|SHAGANI 2017 Fall Collection|
Shangani Fashion’s debut presentation during New York Fashion Week conveys contemporary cuts that are accented with vintage accessories. Shangani Fashion Designs are a juxtaposition of culture and style. Shangani is an African tribe who
dwelled near the Shangani River in Zimbabwe, Africa. The tribe was named
after its founder; and the name “Shoshangani” means traveler. Shangani
Fashion is a brand inspired by the experience of travel and the exposure
of different cultures.
The creations by Shangani’s Designers merges
their travel experiences with colorful ethnic prints, and contemporary
shapes to create a high fashion, ready-to-wear look. Traditional African
aesthetics with a modern mix, is the passion behind Shangani
Fashion Designer Mary Moore is a graduate of the University of Zimbabwe and a world traveler. “My inspirations are fusions of my cultural, travel experiences and my Zimbabwean heritage and styles. Shoppers will find divers influences from the Caribbean, European and Middle-Eastern expressions in my
fashions. I enjoy mixing various African influences with a contemporary
cut and shape for a modernized look. And the result is a ready-to-wear brand that is suitable for all occasions” explains Mary Moore.
Shangani offers looks for both men and women, and intends to expand the menswear line for upcoming seasons. The garments are wearable for business casual or as formal wear. Depending on the type of garment design, the brand uses
one-hundred percent cotton, applied with Dutch Wax print, Denim and
other uniquely blended materials of the finest quality. Completing the
Afro-inspired look, the Shangani brand also features handcrafted travel
handbags and clutch bags. Accessories such as earrings, bracelets and
shoes, add a hint of sophistication to an individual’s look.