Nxumalo nails nostalgia to lush tropicália in Hyde Park


Nxumalo nails nostalgia to lush tropicália in Hyde Park

Local designer creates a sophisticated feminine backdrop for new boutique store Taibo Bacar

Mila Crewe-Brown

Those passing the new Taibo Bacar (https://www.taibobacar.com/) store in Hyde Park’s hallowed passages have been suffering from whiplash due to the Johannesburg fashion outlet’s expertly conceived interior aesthetic. It is sophisticated and feminine, with a distinct tropical spirit that nods to the fashion designer’s homeland of Mozambique. This is especially refreshing in a consumer culture that is led by European trends.

Bacar’s choice of Joburg designer Donald Nxumalo (https://www.donaldnxumalo.com/) turned out to be an ace move, with the rising young interior-smith nailing the brief. The result is a store that any lifestyle conscious, well-travelled and fashion-forward woman would be honoured to experience.

“Taibo wanted the store to reflect his position as a man creating high-end fashion for women,” says Nxumalo...

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