MALANGE is a contemporary womenswear designer, exploring racial subjectivity beyond the representation of otherness through an interrogation of old narratives, arguing for alternative way to look at identity. MALANGE is informed by modern and historical cultural practices, literature and African storytelling. Womenswear graduate designer Ndamulelo Malange designs through her modern South African heritage, and the study of ‘personal narratives and integration of traditional techniques’. Family is key and inspiration is drawn from portraits of Malange’s mother and sisters in Apartheid South Africa. ‘These are not well-known freedom fighters or political activists of the 1990’s, they fought from a different front line, they raised me informing me of significant history, and the development of my style and individuality’ says Malange.
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