LIFE 9/9

October 23, 2023

Designer names one of her garments after Zulu Queen Ntokozo kaMayisela

Plus-Fab makes plus-sized clothing for women
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She designs garments for plus-size women. Her brand has been around for over 12 years. In her latest design, Ouma Tema honoured

 Ndlunkulu, Her Royal Highness Queen Ntokozo kaMayisela with a new dress named after her, available in the Plus-Fab.




She describes the dress as elegant and fit for a queen. "It is a Blue Mesh dress, a stunning choice for plus-size women who adore fashion and comfort," Ouma tells ZiMoja. "It features puffy short mesh sleeves for a touch of sophistication, while the rest of the dress is crafted from high quality for a perfect blend of style and comfort. The pièce de résistance is the brocade silk breastplate forming a striking 'T' on the centre front."




Ouma met Ndlunkulu, Her Royal Highness Queen Ntokozo Mayisela, last year on the eve of her birthday in Gauteng. "She has been buying our clothes from our store in Durban. We loved seeing her in our clothes and wanted to meet her so she can also enjoy more custom services we offer," Ouma says. "I consider her a dear sister and friend. Most importantly, a trusted designer for her special occasions."




The inspiration for the dress comes after she was moved by the work done by Her Majesty as a motivational speaker. "We actually designed and made this dress for her in June for an event powered by her foundation KaMaskolo Foundation. The event was about encouraging women from all walks of life to live their truth," she says. "After we posted on social media, a lot of our clients kept on asking that we make for them too. After many requests, we decided to add it to our collection so all our clients look and feel like the queens they are."


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