Two sisters, Fatuma and Laurinda Ndenzako are the beauty and brains behind Melbourne-based brand, Collective Closets. Born in Angola and raised in Melbourne, the two sisters were inspired to launch Collective Closets after their trips to Nairobi, as a way of bringing their two cultures together – “the chic deconstructed but restrained silhouettes of Melbourne and the wild, untamed, and deregulated aesthetics of modern African fashion.”

Their first collection, Kabila, was inspired by their “ferocious appetite for individuality, boldness, self-expression, and comfort. It is made for the woman who wants to be herself, who is subconsciously aware of the trends but is not dictated by them.” Kabila makes the woman the center of attention, it compliments her mood and lifestyle.

Below are some of my favorite pieces from the Kabila collection. Click on the photos to purchase.

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Mzima Mzima full skirt


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Dada bomber Jacket


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Shuka dress

Collective Closets also include men’s clothing, accessories and homewares.

Printed Shorts
Printed shorts


Woven bag: Double starp
Woven bag: Double starp


Mto: Kupanda print
Mto: Kupanda print

When you purchase an item you will be making a donation to students at Mathare Outreach Primary school in Nairobi, Kenya – a school that helps to eliminate urban child trafficking through the support of ANPPCAN (The African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect).