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UP graduate wants to conserve the aesthetic of Xhosa culture in modern society

# The future of Xhosa fashion will be a blend of Western designs and Xhosa aesthetic features, allowing for cultural representation while still preserving the distinctiveness of Xhosa traditional dress. This is according to the University of Pretoria master’s degree graduate in Consumer Science, specialising in Clothing Management Zandile Zamela. In her master’s research, she sought to determine the impact of Westernisation on Xhosa women’s beauty standards and clothing habits. Zamela says she wants to be part of conserving her Xhosa culture’s aesthetic in modern society.