Qhawear, named after Qhawelesizwe, was founded by Dineo Nomayeza Khambule, 25, who grew up in Springs, east of Joburg. The exciting brand, which specialises in African couture for children, started when Khambule, who loves exploring different colours, prints and patterns, wanted to have matching outfits for her son.
“After having my son, I wanted to explore the same taste in fashion with him but found it difficult to dress him as there was no place that offered beautiful African printed clothing that was easily accessible.
“We were invited to a traditional wedding and I had nothing for my son to wear. Being a mother that likes to dress up, I started thinking of designing and making clothes for my son until I realised there was a niche.
“I even desired for my son to leave hospital wearing his Zulu outfit. A sense of identity from day one.”
Here are four cute outfits we love from Qhawear:
Cute onesies. Picture: Supplied.
We love these colourful outfits. They look like denims paired with a printed top and would be perfect with sandals for a family picnic day.
Tulle dress. Picture: Supplied.
Get your daughter to be fashion-forward with a dramatic tulle dress with African print embroidery. Perfect for weddings or church days.
Modern Xhosa gear. Picture: Supplied.
Take baby girl back to her roots in a stylish way with a modern Xhosa dress. For special occasions, such as graduation at the crèche, with leather sandals, your child will stand out from the crowd.
Colourful rainbow dress. Picture: Supplied.
Keep her colourful on a playful day. To avoid overdressing your loved one at a birthday party, a dress such as this one, with espadrille sandals, is ideal. Keep the hair neat with two buns to complete the look.
Next month, Qhawear will be releasing their boys’ range. Connect with the company on Instagram: @qhawear_baby_wear.
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