Kisua Opens Store in Pretoria and Partners With Yoox To Bring Us The Fusione SS17 CollectionKISUA opened the doors to their second store in South Africa which is situated at Menlyn Retail Park in Pretoria last week. We cheered three times in celebration. One for the successful opening of the new store, a partnership with Yoox, the world’s leading online lifestyle store for fashion, design & art. Lastly, the beautiful SS17 fusione collection Kisua produced for Yoox, as part of YOOXYGEN, Yoox’s socially and environmentally responsible destination. Fusione is a cross-continental collaboration reflecting the heritage of both brands, bringing together the vibrant African prints Kisua is well known for and the classic Italian silhouettes that speak to Yoox’s roots.
Kisua’s SS17 is inspired by the hustle and bustle of downtown Johannesburg, where a kaleidoscope of colours, cultures and street life collide, this 14-piece collection has been designed with the cosmopolitan woman in mind. Flattering tailoring with artfully placed pleats defines the waist on the Centro pencil skirt and Metro maxi dress, while flared hemlines speak volumes for the Città jacket and Cardio pants. These clean shapes are brought to life with bold prints referencing Ndebele wall painting traditions and the pulsing heartbeat of inner city Africa.
The entire collection was designed and manufactured in Africa. The garments were made in South Africa with cotton fabrics sourced from Ghana and the Ivory Coast. “We are promoting trade both between African countries and between Africa and the world. In the process, we are helping to create jobs and advance the development of the fashion industry on the African continent,” says Kisua CEO and Founder, Sam Mensah Jr. The SS17 fusione collection is now available exclusively on Yoox and Kisua.