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Mercedes-Benz South Africa Champions African Luxury Fashion With Maxhosa Africa Partnership

In a captivating union of automotive elegance and African luxury fashion, Mercedes-Benz South Africa has ignited the fashion world with its recent partnership announcement. At the recent MXS Kulture Festival in Johannesburg, the renowned automotive brand unveiled Laduma Ngxokolo, the creative force behind MaXhosa Africa, as the newest ‘Friend of the Brand’. This collaboration marks a pivotal moment in fashion history, as Mercedes-Benz aligns itself with a burgeoning African luxury market, epitomised by MaXhosa Africa’s global expansion and innovative design ethos.

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Mercedes-Benz SA announces Laduma Ngxokolo as Friend of Brand

Mercedes-Benz’s support of the world of fashion is longstanding; the brand has been a prominent sponsor of global fashion weeks and a symbol of sophistication for style-conscious individuals and discerning brands alike. And now, their decision to partner with Laduma Ngxokolo and MaXhosa Africa signifies the brand’s commitment to an exciting, diverse narrative and a championing of cultural heritage.

The MXS Kulture Festival provided the perfect stage for this groundbreaking announcement, bringing together a diverse array of fashion enthusiasts, artists, and cultural tastemakers. Against this vibrant backdrop, Laduma Ngxokolo was introduced as the latest addition to the Mercedes-Benz family, cementing his status as an African design icon reshaping the global fashion landscape.

Ngxokolo’s choice of the new EQS SUV as his vehicle of choice further underscores the alignment between Mercedes-Benz’s values and MaXhosa Africa’s core ideals. The EQS SUV, with its blend of beauty and efficiency, mirrors MaXhosa Africa’s commitment to sustainability—a philosophy deeply ingrained in every facet of the brand’s ethos.

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In his own words, Laduma Ngxokolo expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “Mercedes Benz is a brand with high standards, and a brand I personally love. I have been driving the EQS for the past six months. It’s really an amazing, amazing car – truly the future of driving. Mercedes Benz is a brand that is global. MaXhosa is in its global expansion, and it’s through this sort of partnership we can continue to grow and learn. We are thrilled to be affiliated with such an established, yet forward-looking international luxury brand.”

MaXhosa Africa’s ascent to prominence as the ultimate African luxury fashion brand is undeniable, with recent milestones including a showcase at Paris Fashion Week and the opening of a flagship store in New York City. By aligning with this growing force in the global fashion scene and partnering with Laduma Ngxokolo, a designer who draws inspiration from Africa’s rich heritage to create a modern, captivating aesthetic, Mercedes-Benz South Africa solidifies its commitment to fostering inclusivity and sustainability within the fashion industry.

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Mayur Bhana, General Manager of Mercedes-Benz South Africa, commented on the partnership, stating, “Mercedes-Benz continues to support excellence through our ‘Friends of the Brand’ program, and we are thrilled and proud to welcome Laduma Ngxokolo into this esteemed circle. His visionary work with MaXhosa Africa exemplifies the values of innovation and cultural celebration that resonate deeply with our brand.”

This alignment with MaXhosa Africa and Laduma Ngxokolo not only enriches Mercedes-Benz’s brand narrative but also positions it as a beacon of progressive luxury—one that embraces diversity, celebrates heritage, and drives positive change within the fashion landscape. As Mercedes-Benz South Africa charts a course towards a more inclusive and sustainable future, its partnership with MaXhosa Africa stands as a shining testament to the power of collaboration and creativity in shaping a brighter tomorrow.