Slay in Congolese Fashion | Tina Lobondi


Luxury is Tina Lobondi’s middle name and she is one style savvy making waves in the global fashion industry with her bespoke ready-to-wear label.

We love Tina Lobondi’s new collection, ‘I AM Congo’, starring Miss Congo UK, Lucrèce Kibeti  that features eclectic, flowing looks that Tina desired.

The collection dares to be different & is tailored for the independent woman. She’s strong, classy and enjoys quality clothing. “I have chosen a lot of blue and yellow prints for this particular collection,” Tina explains “I used a lot of floating, luxurious fabrics in honour of the colours from the Congolese flag and in turn, paying homage to my origin.”

Through her contemporary womenswear designs, Tina combines African prints with delicate French couture to curate a global appeal. She highlighted about how she loves being able to follow her instincts and get experimental with various fabrics and shapes. Luxurious materials plus edgy prints, mixed with elegance and femininity.

UK-based fashion designer, Tina Lobondi, is not only taking the fashion world by storm but is also contributing immensely to the success story of Africa
Congolese fashion designer, Tina Lobondi, is not only taking the fashion world by storm but is also contributing immensely to the success story of Africa

Lobondi tells us her designs are inspired by her everyday life, her family & the people she admires. “If I had to credit my artistic eye, it would be to my grandmother, she was always very chic and feminine,” she added. “I have always been very creative and loved drawing. I guess I discovered the fashion world when I was about fourteen.”

Tina, who even scooped a spot on Forbes 30 under 30 list runs a charity organization dubbed ‘ESIMBI’ (based in the Democratic Republic of Congo) besides the eponymous label she started in 2011. Previously, she’s worked with many charities such as the George Malaika Foundation to help them raise funds at events and proceeds from her first ever range that helped raise money for the Princess Diana Foundation at the “Finding Your Feet” event.


On a broader perspective, Tina has worked with numerous artists including Grammy Award winner and New York based singer Angelique Kidjo, London-based singers Lianne La Havas and X-Factor’s Chloe-Jasmine Whichello among others.

Tina Lobondi’s clientele are women who value quality over quantity; looking for a unique wardrobe with timeless pieces. They can indulge internationally via selected exclusive boutiques (OWL PARIS – France, WOLF & BADGER – United Kingdom, CARNET DE MODE – France, PAGNE AT HOME – France, NUBIAN HUEMAN – USA and KISUA – South Africa) & the brand’s online shop. There is also a VIP Club and a bespoke service for private clients.

Here are some of the pieces that stand out from the lookbook:


Our Editor’s Favourite Look

Make a statement in these classy ankle-grazing or floor-sweeping numbers from Tina Lobondi. For a chic and stylish party look, finish off your ensemble with a pair of high-heeled sandals. Check out the other looks below and don’t forget to tell us which looks are your favourite.


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One Comment Add yours

  1. Wendy Rachel says:

    The Mwasi ya Congo looks really chic and elegant 👗

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