‘The Purpose is to seek inspiration to inspire’ – Kuda Matiza
Kuda Matiza is the founder of House of Hohwa(HOH) and is an artist who merges music, film, art and liberal African stories amongst other forms of art to invent new ideologies in fabric. Kuda Matiza ventured into fashion from the aspect of Concept Creation & Construction-Design. He has worked with influential people in various industries including film, television, fashion and music. Fashion being the most tangible of all creative artistry is where he channels the various forms of creation into. House of Hohwa,founded in 2013 by Kuda Matiza is a Designer House that hand makes Urban Ethnic garments. Home of the ‘Mushroom’ H.O.H is affectionately known as the master of conceptualization in its collections. The Mushroom is also the connotation of identity of the Garments which represents diversity, culture and identity from the today Africa
The first collection, Urban Shroom 2015, was released in 2014. Urban Shroom was a collection that symbolises the emergence of Urban Ethnic garments into the today, representing the arrival of Africa in the urban sphere. Like Mushrooms HOH’s pieces were noticed in places visible to everyone.
House of Hohwa’s second collection, launched in 2015 is called Mambokadzi 2016. Mambokadzi (Queen in Shona) defines the Urban Woman whose values and character are not forgotten in the way she dresses. In this collection we represent everything about today’s woman who stands strong, collective and confidently and proudly African.
Winds of Change Collection
The Winds of Change, is House of Hohwa’s third collection inspired by the famous speech given by former British Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan. Macmillan who was in Cape Town in 1960 on a ‘Winds of Change’ tour gave one of history’s most profound speeches encouraging change to colonial rule and liberation of natives in Africa.