Chapandoz is a brand concept that came into existence through a collaboration between me and a dear friend of mine Yama Saraj from Afghanistan. Sharing the same vision about the need to promote the abundant talent from both Afghanistan and the Southern part of Africa, with a specific focus on Zulu and Ndebele – merged with the Chapandoz warriors way of life, the vigor of the sport and the Chapan worn by Afghan peoples, a brand was born.

Unfortunately, due to study commitments of Yama Saraj, also understandable at the time, the dream we shared became my dream….a dream to continue a journey of wonder and discovery on both Afghanistan and the South, through fashion.

The below images show the first clothes I made for the Chapandoz brand. I made these clothes a week before traveling to Congo, where I was going to produce the first Biennale of Contemporary Art and Design. I made these clothes to present them for the project Design consciousness, as a response to the challenges facing Congo’s Design industry.

I’m currently working on this brand so please visit again for updates.

Designs by Sithabile Mlotshwa
Designs by Sithabile Mlotshwa for her Brand Chapandoz

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