We’re one of the people who love and embrace our own culture, wearing bright clothes on a daily basis may be a shock to some people but Xitsonga people are never shy. We wear our colours with pride!   However, it is important to understand how our modern day fashion has evolved throughout the years. The picture below shows two Tsonga women in the early 1900s wearing Tsonga original traditional wear in a place called Thabina, Limpopo. It was was captured by Alfred Duggan-Cronin (1874-1954) who came to South Africa, settled in Kimberley and worked at De Beers, a mining company until his retirement inRead More →

Fashion gurus and stylists always take it upon themselves to do what they do best! Tell everyone gullible enough about what’s in and out of the runways and clothing stores! It is what they do after all and you know what, there’s nothing wrong with it! Also, we all want to know the latest fashion trends; it drives us crazy…in a good way! But one thing that we’re pretty sure of that never drove any Shangy  crazy was the colourblock trend that once hit the fashion streets in South Africa. WTF? Wa Tolovela Fashion-Guru! Tsonga/Shangaan peeps been having it! So…What’s Colourblocking? Colour blocking is definedRead More →

If you want to dress up and look good for your ‘nuna’ without losing your cultural essence then Khosi Nkosi has something for you.   As always, Nkosi surprised the audience with her perfectly designed garments meant for a modern day makoti (daughter-in-law) at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Johannesburg 2017. Spectators came out in numbers to show their love and support for cultural wear with a hint of contemporary feel! Some of the clothes from the SS17 collection showcased at the fashion event are made from Tsonga material, which is good news for us isn’t it? You’re sure to score brownie points from yourRead More →