The outfit is a fusion between two African cultures which is the Zulu culture and Swahili culture. Imara means a strong woman, a woman who is unwavering, determined and purposeful. Which describes the woman who dares to wear this outfit.
In the Zulu culture young girls wear isigege which is a short skirt made strips of fabric and married women or older women wear isidwaba.
The Imara skirt has block pleats which were inspired by isidwaba and the colorful Swahili inspired fabric as strips over the skirt which stand for isigege.
The outfit basically shows you a strong woman who also embrases her youthful side and Africaness. A pure Goddess of style
The colours of the garment represent life (green), sky and water which is essential to life( blue) and fire within a woman (orange)
Fabrics used: bottle green Dutches
Bottle green Stretch net