Vongai N. Ruzive
Vongai “Von” Noreen Ruzive is a young British womenswear fashion designer. Currently based in Paris, France, she has obtained a Masters in Design for Social Impact and previously caught the attention of Vogue on their ‘This Week in Pictures’ online. Ruzive has also participated in the A2 Dominion Young Enterprise Programme; spent a year as Product Licensing Co-ordinator at the headquarters of French Connection in London; was selected as one of the winners for her detachable leather jacket which she designed & manufactured for the competition brief set by the former founder of All Saints; and presented her dissertation on inclusivity in fashion at the Fashion, Costume & Visual Cultures conference in Zagreb, Croatia. Her goal is to design with purpose through her inclusive womenswear brand ‘Von Ruz’. Having grown up with siblings diagnosed with Autism, she understands the importance of inclusivity when concerning clothing.