“It’s a contemporary collection; we have energetic African prints with classic Italian silhouettes and tailoring. The dresses range from maxi to midi, and there are skirts as well as trousers with flared bottoms.”

The garments are produced in South Africa with fabric sourced from Ghana and Ivory Coast.

“We want to provide women with great contemporary African fashion. We are the only fashion brand in Africa with this kind of operational capability, which is something that we are proud of. African designs have always been amazing,” Mensah says.

The new Kisua store, which opened in Menlyn Park in Pretoria a week ago, is three times the size of the Kisua store in Hyde Park, Joburg.

“Our clients in Pretoria have been asking us for a while now to move into their hood. We are also looking at opening stores in other cities.

“We intend to be a fashion brand that is global, but maintains its African soul. We are proud of our cultural heritage, which is very rich, but there has been a struggle to successfully turn it into a viable fashion brand with global abilities.”

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