— Lead Fashion Designer
FURAH BY KASONGO started in 2014 with Alex Umba Kasongo’s vision to fashion and bridge traditional Luba Shankadi-aesthetics with the modern.
Known for their sophisticated sculptural works, masks and weaving of rafia, among the Luba, the artist is king.
As a descendant, Kasongo felt that he had to develop premium wear that celebrates Luba Shankadi aesthetics, a vision he shares with his father and partner.
Along his expedition into exploring Luba textiles, colors and imagery, he recognized that they would be the best source of inspiration for Furah, which he then developed into FURAH BY KASONGO
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