CELEBRATING MODERN AFRICAN JEWELRY DESIGN

AFRIGARDE-DESIGNED BY MARIA UYS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Bold Afrofuturistic wearable art inspired by Ndebele design.

THE INSPIRATION

AFRIGARDE was inspired by the Ndebele tribe, who live across Southern Africa.

The Ndebele are renowned for their distinct brightly colored geometric patterns that adorn their homestead walls.

The range aims to create a futuristic aesthetic, incorporating traditional African body adornment, which redefines the cultural barriers and bias that certain traditional dress might create. 
 
AFRIGARDE pieces can be used to adorn your body or decorate your wall. Each piece is handmade and engineered out of extremely lightweight felt. 

 

THE DESIGNER- Maria Uys

The AFRIGARDE range was created by Maria Uys as part of her Bachelor of Technology degree in Surface Design and Cultural Studies. It was launched in 2015 at the South African Design Indaba.

In 2018, Maria has been invited to showcase at both the Paris as well as Milan Fashion Week.