I love finding fashionable pieces that stand out and make a statement, and if you’re tired of the same old same old, then you’ll love the amazing concept of KISUA.
KISUA is a digital platform, offering exclusive and contemporary African fashion online. They collaborate with new and established African designers from across the continent, limited capsule collections that can’t be found anywhere else.
The beauty KISUA is that their collections are limited-runs, so the chances of you bumping into someone else wearing your dress or outfit are very slim.
You can shop KISUA pieces online via their website, but if you’re in Jozi, I’d suggest you make your way to their Melrose Arch Pop Up Dressing Room before the 31st May 2015 (as it closes then) to touch and feel this gorgeous clothing range.
I was gifted a beautiful piece that I had the opportunity to pick out myself, and honestly girls, this brand is the bees-knees!
I spent two hours trying on clothes, and not because I couldn’t find anything I liked, but because I couldn’t decide which one I loved more. So it was a matter of trying on, viewing, taking off, comparing, trying on again, comparing… and so the story goes!
Every item fitted beautifully and was true to size, unique and so beautifully made!
I had my eye on a few items, like:
This African print pencil dress, which had a bold print and a double-breasted opening with cute press-stud detailing, a front slit and inseam pockets.
This Leopard Print Maxi Dress which I loved, especially the sheer fabric that covered the legs and the drawstring neck closure.
This Fishtail skirt that’s made with two contrasting Ghanaian wax print fabrics, cut in panels to create an amazing fishtail silhouette. I think it would look so dang good with a little white tee and a denim jacket.
But in the end, this beautiful African print sundress with a Ghanaian wax print and a touch of metallic stole my heart! It has a fitted waist and flared skirt and I was obsessed with the pockets.
Sadly they didn’t have any left in my size, so I went a size up and thanks to the waist tie, it fits great!
You can’t believe how well made these clothes are. The other day when I was ironing my dress, I realised that it has the ability to be tailored quite a lot. In most cases, clothing is made with exactly the amount of fabric that is needed, with no room to increase the length or to take it out if needed.
I love that this dress is short, but I’m considering making it a bit longer, so that it sits mid calf, and it has more than enough fabric to allow for that alteration.
It’s just beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
Do yourselves a favour and check out their website and if you can, make your way to their Pop Up Dressing Room (opposite Truworths in Melrose Arch) before the 31st May 2015 to see this beautiful range of stylish African clothing.
If you’re not in South Africa, you’ll be happy to know that KISUA offer free US and UK delivery for orders above $300/£190.