SWAZI SISTERS INTEGRATE TAIWAN INDIGENOUS AND AFRICAN CULTURE INTO FASHION|史瓦濟蘭姐妹玩創意 跨文化時裝風格獨具

  • 發布日期: 2017-04-23 23:25
  • 貢獻者: 維克多

Today we want to introduce you to Dumile and her sister Tivamile.They moved from Swaziland to Taiwan with their father, who was a diplomat at the time. The sisters fell in love with this island and have spent the past 16 years here. While trying to complete her thesis for her design master, Dumile had a chance to collaborate with children from the indigenous tribes in Taitung which eventually led her to design a full clothing collection and develop her own fashion brand here.


Featuring colorful textiles with traditional totems, even these bamboo hats are high fashion. Both African and Asian cultures are vibrantly represented in each of these designs.

Influenced by their African Taiwanese background, the Dlamini sisters debuted their full collection at African Fashion Week in London. Dumile and Tivamile are originally from Swaziland, but as their father is a diplomat, they moved to Taiwan with him when they were just teenagers and have lived here for the past 16 years.

==DUMILE DLAMINI Swaziland Designer==
I came to Taiwan because my father is a diplomat. Because of my father's job, I got to know many Taiwanese people. I worked at a textile company for 6 years, and when I saw someone drafting patterns, I realized that's something I should be learning.

Dumile was first introduced to an indigenous tribe in Taitung when she was conducting a research project for her design master's thesis, which ultimately led to the success of her fashion label.

==DUMILE DLAMINI Swaziland Designer==
For the Amis tribe, they believe that singing represents their culture. So I asked them to use illustration and art to help me understand the lyrics.

Dumile integrated indigenous children's drawings into her latest collection and turned them into printed totems. There's a story behind each piece of clothing.

==DUMILE DLAMINI Swaziland Designer==
These are small houses and tiny roads. "Tomiyac" means "slippery'' in their language. The song goes, when you come to our village, you will have a good time. And then you will slip, and afterwards people would ask where did you fall or slip? You'll tell them, Tomiyac.

Surprisingly, Dumile found a lot in common with her African origins and Taiwanese indigenous tribes. The concept of cross cultural collaboration allowed her to work with the tribe, and she vows to give back to the indigenous community as she continues her journey.

==DUMILE DLAMINI Swaziland Designer==
We want to have a summer camp for the indigenous tribe. A summer camp for them to learn English. In Africa, we want to provide books to my father's elementary school. They don't have any books there, not even one.

Even though Dumile's parents have moved back to Swaziland, the sisters decided to stay and continue to build their career here in Taiwan. Instead of becoming diplomats like their father, they wish to serve as cultural ambassadors to promote cross cultural understanding while showcasing the beauty of the two nations.

REPORTER:STELLA TU


一對來自非洲史瓦濟蘭的姊妹,16年前她們跟隨當時擔任大使的父親來台,在這裡求學, 走進台東阿美族部落,把原住民小朋友的繪畫,結合非洲圖騰,創作了一系列服飾


飽和的色彩加上傳統圖騰,就連鬥笠都成了時尚單品,非洲設計師大玩創意,用雙手展現出台灣味的跨文化美感。

姐姐Dumile 與 妹妹Tivamile,在倫敦時裝周大放光彩,十多年前,姊妹倆跟隨當時擔任史瓦濟蘭大使的父親,來台定居,沒想到深深愛上這塊土地,一待就是16年!

==史瓦濟蘭設計師 Dumile Dlamini==
我來台灣是因為
我爸媽他們是外交官
我爸爸的工作
我們從小跟台灣人一直有相處
其實因為我一直
在一個紡織業公司工作六年
我在公司看到阿姨在那邊打版
我就覺得是我應該要學的東西

為了完成設計碩士班的畢業論文,姊姊Dumile走入台東的重安部落,與阿美族原住民進行交流,意外地,發想出自己的品牌。

==史瓦濟蘭設計師 Dumile Dlamini==
像阿美族部落那邊
他們是說唱歌是代表他們的文化
我請他們用Illustration
藝術的方式 表達歌詞的概念

Dumile把原住民小朋友的繪畫,變成時尚,一件件衣服、鞋子、和包包,都結合了台灣原住民與史瓦濟蘭的文化元素,而且每件作品背後,都有獨特的故事!

==史瓦濟蘭設計師 Dumile Dlamini==
這都是小房子 小小的路
因為Tomiyac對他們的語言
代表就是 Slippery(滑)
他們歌詞裡面是講
你到我們部落你會覺得很開心
會玩得很開心
然後你會跌倒 跌倒完之後
很多人會問你 你在哪裡跌倒
你會說 你在Tomiyac跌倒

Dumile 在阿美族部落,看見當地的現實困境,也看見史瓦濟蘭故鄉的影子,她希望未來賣出的服飾所得,能夠回饋給部落的小朋友,幫他們做一些什麼。

==史瓦濟蘭設計師 Dumile Dlamini==
我們在一個原住民部落
我們是希望我們可以有一些
Summer Camp 夏令營
讓他們可以學英文
非洲我們是到 像我爸爸的國小
那我們是希望我們可以給他們書
因為他們沒有圖書館
一本書都沒有

因為父親的身分,和這片土地結緣,雖然家人都已經搬回史瓦濟蘭,姊妹倆卻選擇繼續留在台灣打拚。不當外交官,她們希望扮演民間大使的角色,讓更多台灣人看見,史瓦濟蘭的文化與美好。


記者 塗恩晨 陳彥霖報導


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