Zuhri label is classy and versatile
THE South African fashion sector has a new designer whose designs are set to give the rest a go in this cut-throat business.
Lula Muyunda, a young entrepreneur and mother, is the brains behind the new fashion label Zuhri.
Realising the lack of versatile locally designed maternity wear as well as kids' clothes, Muyunda quietly started Zuhri in late 2010. She is now ready to shout about it and ready for both fashion critics and the market.
Lula has had her fashion vista mapped out quite clearly right from the beginning.
And she is brainy as well. She studied marketing, business management, e-commerce and entrepreneurship at Wits University and also did fashion designing.
She is also a model and has advertised for Nivea, Oil of Olay, Edgars, Soft Sheen Carson and Glo (Nigeria) to name a few.
Zuhri is a Swahili word that means beautiful, which is a very appropriate name for her designs.
"Zuhri offers a full collection of apparel that is of international standard, classy, upscale, versatile and very comfortable as the clothes are made from natural cotton and hemp fibre," she says.
Zuhri's range includes urban, functional and elegant maternity wear for mothers-in-waiting who want to make a fashion statement while embracing their changing bodies during pregnancy.
"As an extra service, expecting mothers will also enjoy added benefits such as style, advice and fashion tips rendered by Zuhri's in-house professional stylist," Lula's publicity machinery says in the pre-launch media release announcing the newest arrival on the fashion landscape.
As a new mother herself, Lula was inspired to create this range as a means of "providing trendy apparel and accessories for children and pregnant ladies with ingenious patterns that are very functional in the way they are designed to accommodate a child's growth and the natural body changes that occur when a woman ispregnant".
"Our mission is to consistently provide trendy designs and garments for babies and pregnant ladies, that are functional and extenuate natural beauty," Lula says.