PROJECTO MENTAL

Tekasala Ma’at Nzinga & Shunnoz Fiel from Angola

Projecto Mental is an Angolan fashion brand, founded in 2004 by creative duo Shunnoz Fiel & Tekasala Ma’at Nzinga, which fuses fashion and art. The brand was created in the aftermath of the civil war as a platform to help reshape Angola's cultural identity, after the country was ravaged by decades of civil war. Suits with an experimental twist are the signature item of the Projecto Mental brand. Projecto Mental takes an avant-garde approach to tailoring as the designers re-imagine and re-invent the traditional suit for men and women. Strong block colours combined with prints & patterns bring boldness to each design. 

The ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative and participating designers thank Aveda for their services during the event www.salonecontrasto.it

A special thanks to the Antonello Ghezzi artist collective for contributing their star map artwork for the show’s invitation and set design www.antonelloghezzi.com

Thanks to Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze for supporting and promoting young designers projects.