The ANC launches fashion line

Always wanted to dress like Jacob Zuma? ANC designed leather jackets, initially made popular by the South African president, are now on sale. They’re, well, a bit garish — and, not surprisingly, haven’t been received well by South Africa’s fashionistas: Popular fashion designer Thula Sindi says the jackets have a "members’ only feel" and are ...

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Always wanted to dress like Jacob Zuma? ANC designed leather jackets, initially made popular by the South African president, are now on sale. They're, well, a bit garish -- and, not surprisingly, haven't been received well by South Africa's fashionistas:

Popular fashion designer Thula Sindi says the jackets have a "members' only feel" and are only suitable for "much older people".

"I wouldn't be caught dead in them. Its all just looks like patchwork," he says.

Always wanted to dress like Jacob Zuma? ANC designed leather jackets, initially made popular by the South African president, are now on sale. They’re, well, a bit garish — and, not surprisingly, haven’t been received well by South Africa’s fashionistas:

Popular fashion designer Thula Sindi says the jackets have a "members’ only feel" and are only suitable for "much older people".

"I wouldn’t be caught dead in them. Its all just looks like patchwork," he says.

"I don’t think anybody younger than 40 would wear that, out of fear of being ridiculed."

Andrew Swift is an editorial researcher at Foreign Policy.

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