MWINDA means LIGHT. More specifically the traditional African Petrol lamp in Kitunba/Lingala language in Congo. The brand is a mixture of comtemporary yet vintage with inspiration of the beautiful African culture. Joelle Ngolatsie is a Congolese fashion designer and founder of Mwinda. Raised between Congo-Brazzaville and South Africa, currently based in Dubai. The young and dedicated designer is a business management major, her Passion for fashion cultivated right from childhood. The Mwinda woman is independent, confident, classy, sexy in a modest and captivated way, she is unique and extremely aesthetical soul.
OSE means DARE in French. It is the first word of a sentence that is about to be said by the designer.
OSE summarises MWINDA's journey up to date. From the courage and strength it took to even decide to realize and live this dream, from surpassing the coriaceous obstacles often encountered throughout this journey, to the daring colours and ideas of the garments. It's been a daring experience.
This collection is inspired by moments, objects, drawings, memories, from Africa to the Middle East, interpreted in a feminine yet sophisticated way.