Okapi, Laduma Ngxokolo and Riky Rick have collaborated on a fire capsule collection!
Okapi, the quintessential African luxury brand, rapper and producer Riky Rick, and one of Africa’s most recognisable designers Laduma Ngxokolo, have joined design forces on a capsule collection like never-before seen locally.
A collaboration of this magnitude is sure to positively shake up South Africa’s fashion scene.
The collection features a range of cross body bags, pouches, and belts made out of ostrich leathers in shades of red, green, beige and black, all tanned by highly skilled local artisans in the Western Cape, South Africa. Exotic skins have been selected for this collection to reflect the brand’s essence of meeting exceptionality and authenticity, with sustainability and little waste.
The shared collaboration developed from the trios’ mutual philosophy of showcasing the best of what Africa has to offer. Speaking on the collaboration Riky Rick says he hopes that by merging fashion and music it will expand the world’s view on South African art and culture. This ethos is shared with OKAPI founder and creator Hanneli Rupert who says “the ethos behind OKAPI is showcase beautifully and ethically made products whilst at the same time creating sustainable jobs on the African continent”.
The collaborative collection has already launched and has been available for purchase since October 4th, exclusively at The Shop at Bluebird London and will be launching online in November at www.okapi.com.