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ARISE Magazine African Fashion Collective III – Loin Cloth & Ashes



Loin Cloth & Ashes designer Anisa Mpungwe took her inspiration from her father’s hometown of Ifakara,  Tanzania but contrary to preconceived notions, her Fall 2010 collection is not about bright, flirty prints.








The designer’s obsession with structure has dictated a monochromatic palette of urban blacks and greys. Shapes however, are youthful and easy to wear. An original bird motif runs through the collection appearing on shirts, scarves and necklaces.







About the designer: Anisa Mpungwe

Tanzanian born Mpungwe launched her label Loin Cloth and Ashes in August 2008. Anisa trained at the Midrand Graduate Institute before completing a course in Creative Pattern Construction at the London College of Fashion. In 2008, she on the “Young Designer of the Year” aard at the Elle New Talent Competion. Anisa has also shown at South Africa Fashion Week, Mozambique Fashion Week and Sweden Fashion Week.

Photo credit: Zimbio & Bennett Raglin


  1. oju

    February 15, 2010 at 2:52 am

    NICE…love the structure of the whole collection and the color palette!!

  2. fokasibe

    February 15, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Na wah oo…e no get wetin man no go hia..Make I hia word joo!

  3. aosgrl

    February 15, 2010 at 7:45 am

    Its amazing that these african designers live in temperate climates (for the most part) yet create some of the most beautiful coats and drapes i would love to own. Lovely collection.

  4. duchess419

    February 15, 2010 at 9:53 am

    This is more adaptable for the real day to day living, i like it very much and the shades, soft feminine materials, all very sexy and appealing.

  5. Alero

    February 16, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Pls can some1 tell me where these kind of cloths can be worn to…Just wondering.They look drab:-(

  6. boogsy

    February 16, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    were these pictures compressed?those models look as skinny as death!!

  7. bubbles

    February 16, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    lovely!… the colors

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  9. Charity Natsai Hungwe-Moyo

    April 8, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Amazing designs

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