The Heritage collection

Zympala presente its 2017 spring–summer Heritage collection, a range of clothing and accessories for women and men. 

Heritage: an African-inspired Urban Collection

These upscale garments are all inspired the cultural, historical, social and geographical heritage of Africa. Their remarkable fit is flattering for all body types. The clothes which blend easily and open our senses to the wealth of color and diversity of Africa, are now available in North America and Europe.

To wear a garment or accessory from Zympala’s Heritage Collection, is to exhibit your uniqueness, your desire for comfort, your attention to elegance and your social commitment by supporting Zympala Foundation.

The Heritage Collection draws on African sources of immense power to play with textures, attractive colors and cuts. Heritage evokes flowers, water and rivers. The collection also shows the ties, both real and desired, among peoples, inspired by the   African dams, ports and bridges, treasured examples human ingenuity taming nature.

With the Heritage Collection, Zympala™ is conquering the world. The company is working as an ambassador, encouraging consumers of all nations to discover common interests and take delight in the same earthly treasures.

The Zoe Dress,
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nspired by Inga Dams

Zoe comes from Greek and means life. The main colour of the dress is blue evoking water, the symbol of existence. It is also available in yellow, blue and black.

The dress offers great comfort. It has a fitted, sleeveless bodice and belt with a bias inserted into the seam which separates it from the pleated skirt that flares just above the knees. The neckline is round and the three pleats at the neck, like those of the skirt, evoke the inspiration for the model: the powerful Inga hydro-electric  dams on the Congo River.

The Malkia Dress,
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nspired by the Queen Nzinga

The Malkia Dress evokes royalty as its name– Swahili for “queen”– suggests. It is straight, with a central opening in the back and extends to the knees. Its bodice has three pleats at the neckline topped by five bias forming a Mandarin collar, enhancing the neck and evoking  the beauty of queens and African women. A cloth belt integrated into the dress is also trimmed with five bias strips. Open pleats at the waist replace the darts.

It is available in yellow, orange and black.

The Precious Dress,
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nspired by the Matadi Bridge

The suspension bridge located in Matadi, Democratic Republic of Congo, is the longest in Africa. The construction of this tourist attraction was completed in 1983. It is 722 meters long and has the potential to be a road-rail bridge.

Built by the Japanese as a sign of friendship, the bridge is a true inspiration illustrating the collaboration between peoples. On ones side the bank is lapped with pure water while on the other there is a busy harbour.

On the Precious Dress, the contrasting belt which closes the dress in the front, symbolizes the support between cultures and in particular recalls the Matadi Bridge.

The Ciseki Dress,
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nspired by Naturally Hibiscus

Ciseki means plant that grows naturally, which is the case of the hibiscus, particularly in Côte d’Ivoire. Known since ancient times, the hibiscus is sought after in Asia, Africa and Europe for its decorative and medicinal properties.

The Ciseki Dress honours nature’s gracious gift to women who can feed their children with  the edible hibiscus flowers that grow in the rich African soil.

The Crystal Dress,
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nspired by the Ebonga

Ebonga also means chair on which the chief sits, and is a symbol of dignity and strength.The two vertical lines at the front and rear of the throne like those of the dress inspired by it represent the four areas of concern for the human being: family, social, professional relationships, career and the secret garden. Zympala was inspired by this noble and everyday ancestral object.

The round neckline of the dress recalls the graceful and sophisticated elegant design of this stool used by dignitaries.

The Kikoy Skirt,
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nspired by loincloth or pareo

The skirt is A-shaped with a wrap-around design and a high waist. It includes a bias strip on the front and back and is knee-length.

The wrap-around style is inspired by the pareo or loincloth, traditional clothing worn by the fishermen throughout the east coast of Africa and comes from the Swahili tradition.

Today, the kikoy is a chic but practical fashion accessory worn by women and men as a stole, scarf, bathrobe or baby carrier!

The skirt is available in blue and yellow.

The Eden Jacket,
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nspired by banana plantations

The Eden Jacket has long straight sleeves. It has long, straight sleeves. It is waist-length, buttonless, reversible with a straight cut, and a rounded neckline with contrasting bias trim.

The straight, refined appearance of the jacket evokes the highly structured, well-organized and beautiful banana plantations, as well as the simple, practical clothes worn by the women dedicated to agriculture.

It is available in blue, yellow and black.

The Mobali Jacket,
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nspired by the ambassador

The jacket is long-sleeved and has four-button cuffs. It has a Madarin collar, is semi-fitted and has a vertical opening in the front with five buttons. Two piped pockets are placed on the front and there are two back vents.

Its design is inspired by the nobility of the ambassador and the confidence of the conqueror to be elegant and comfortable in any situation.

It is available in black and five colourful patterns.