Senegalese-born fashion designer Sophie Zinga is a world traveler with a great eye for modern version of classic “ladylike” silhouettes. Her pieces feature modern minimalist cuts in bold colors and fabric choices.
Her latest collection, “Hibiscus,” pays homage to her country.
According to OkayAfrica,
The collection, entitled “Hibiscus,” is inspired by the flower native to the designer, as well as the hibiscus flower’s socioeconomic impact on Senegal and in countries in the Caribbean (care for any sorrel, anyone?).
“There is a widely popular drink called bissap, which is made from the hibiscus flower,” Zinga says. “Bissap is a national drink which is widely offered during the most important ceremonies in Senegal and has medicinal virtues. The hibiscus is widely referenced in the collection in terms of its vivid colors and its texture.”