Despite the term, “trouser suit” which had been used in Britain during the First World War, with reference to women working in heavy industry, the pantsuit was introduced in the 1920s, when a small number of women adopted a masculine style, including pantsuits, hats, canes and monocles.


With time, pant suits for women became increasingly widespread in the 1960s with designers such as Foale and Tuffin in London and Luba Marks in the United States spearheading the trend shortly followed by Yves Saint-Laurent’s Le Smoking in 1966 an evening pantsuit for women that mimicked a man’s tuxedo.


A century after women could be arrested for wearing pants, the two-piece pant ensemble still reflects the aspirations of women seeking to defy gender norms and incites the ire of those intent on keeping us in our place.

Today, we lay at the bosom of style and experiment at the Cigar Lounge in Epicure Restaurant, Sandton in every way we want because we can. Danica is wearing our signature straight-cut tailored pantsuit worn with an abstract-peplum jacket and a waist-coat.


You have so many ways to make this look work for you based on your movement and plans while interchanging elements of the ensemble or wearing it as you see it here. Take a chance and throw on a collared shirt or a tie-neck blouse for a more formal look paired with this pant suit or glam it up with our beaded bralette. Either way you see fit, here’s a timeless treat for to quench your style thirst.


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Yours Fabulously,


Multidisplinary Creative Entrepreneur,

Liz Ogumbo-Regisford

There are few Africans whose creative journey has been as wide-ranging, singular and successful as the one travelled by Liz Ogumbo. Over the past decade, this formidably focused Kenyan has established herself as as a multidsiplinary creative entrepreneur, consultant & content creator working and building within the creative economy in music, fashion, television, radio and wine. Through all these, she shares an enviable commitment to excellence and to fostering relationships and projects that advance the African creative industries globally. Whether it’s writing, recording and performing her original music dubbed ‘KenSoul,’ designing for her eponymous fashion label, ‘Liz Ogumbo’ hosting and producing ‘Fashion Lab Africa’ TV and radio, or her most recent venture, ‘Liz Ogumbo Wines,’ Liz is unquestionably the new face of modern Africa. She is as much rooted in the continent she loves as the global community that is fast embracing her irresistible vision. Now firmly established as a leading Afropolitan with real vision, Liz is ready to take on the world with all aspects of her multidisplinary creative entrepreneurship.


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