The Ntando XV brand offers artisanal clothing, with unconventional design.
The Ntando XV brand offers artisanal clothing, with unconventional design. Pretoria-based fashion designer, Ntando Ngwenya, established his brand, Ntando XV, with an aim to target the high-end retail market, garment collectors and connoisseurs. Ntando, who began designing at the age of 12, likes to work with experimental cuts, pattern engineering, unusual intricate finishing, treated goods and controlled fits.
Using both his professional experience and natural talents, Ntando Ngwenya has formulated a new genre in fashion, merging conservative and post-modern techniques to create a new representation for clothing. Using a syncopated technique in pattern engineering, by drafting intricate patterns, he introduces a new take on traditional methods by recreating popular styles in a contemporary light.