A young Rwandan designer who explores the beauty of traditional culture and fashion

2022-05-30 0 By

Source: xinhua’s original title: mining traditional culture fashion beauty of xinhua Kigali, the rwandan youth designers on April 5, the official Xinhua News Agency xinhua gilly “country” of thousands of hills the rwandan capital Kigali city center a surrounded by green shade in front of the villa on the second floor, well-dressed people come and go, the local design and manufacture of Rwanda clothing brand Moshions shop here.The villa’s bright exhibition room is neatly lined with the latest season’s clothes, one of which stands out as a shirt with two hills of painted heads.”It is a traditional hairstyle for men in Rwandan history, a symbol of strength and courage.”Moshe Turahiwa, 30, the brand’s founder, recently spoke to reporters about the story behind the design elements.After founding Moshions in 2015 with a passion for art and design, Tulashilva went to Italy to study at the Berimuda Fashion Institute, where he earned a master’s degree in 2021.During this period, he constantly tried to blend the traditional cultural symbols of Rwanda and the unique elements of other African countries with modern fashion, forming his own unique style, thus gradually stepping on the international fashion stage.”Traditional Rwandan culture is my inspiration.Rwanda has a unique aesthetic in embroidery, patterns, weaving and so on, but its interpretation of today’s fashion is still in the exploratory stage.””Tula Hilva said.He vividly describes the “past lives” of Moshions’ most popular cardigans: a geometric ring of yellow, black and white beads along the front, inspired by the pendants in the hair and body of The Intoree dancers, a traditional Rwandan dance;Originally created in the 18th century by Prince Kakira of a kingdom in eastern Rwanda to decorate the walls of houses, the pattern became popular in Rwanda and is now known as “cow dung painting” and has become a classic rwandan iconic pattern.Rwanda attaches great importance to the preservation and promotion of its traditional culture, and the National Cultural Heritage Policy issued in 2015 established a long-term strategy to make culture the cornerstone of sustainable development.The policy mentions the preservation and promotion of traditional culture as “the responsibility of all Rwandans, but more importantly with the support of all cultural practitioners and all partners”.Each year, Rwanda holds various ceremonies and festivals to showcase its culture and traditions. For example, “Intore” dance performances can be seen in cultural villages, museums and many hotels and hotels.The techniques of weaving and basket-making are still widespread and used to make popular gifts;The annual Cultural fashion Week held in September showcases the works of excellent local and international designers.”We tell guests the story behind the design.””Tula Hilva said.Editor in charge: Xiao Tian