Kanga Loves Senegalese Designer Sophie Zinga
Sophie describes herself as a Citizen of the World! And that is one thing Kanga adores about her!
A contemporary and elegant brand for the stylish & modern woman, Sophie Zinga has stayed true to its minimalistic aesthetic as pieces that are sophisticated and modern continue to grace runways and stores.
The designer Sophie Nzinga Sy describes herself as a Citizen of the World! And that is one thing Kanga adores about her.
She left her home of Dakar, Senegal to pursue a degree from Parsons Design School New York. Her passion for the arts led her to travel widely and draw inspiration form the various cultures she came across for her designs. She meshes her west African culture with influences from all over the world to create timeless and elegant pieces for her brand.
We came across her Spring/Summer 15 collection and what caught our attention was the backstory behind the designs. Sophie was inspired to create the collection from the culture of the ancient Ethiopian Empire which is the oldest civilization from East Africa. She played around with crosses and geometrical shapes which pay homage to the empire.
All productions for her brand are done in her home town of Dakar, Senegal and she frequently incorporates the use of silk & handmade Senegalese cloths. She stays true to her culture while appealing to a broad audience by mixing modern influences with ancient ones. Kanga loves!