In a time where fast-fashion has become a looming threat to our planet, makers like Rufaro Chinyanganya are seeking to create unique pieces with a current aesthetic that reads cool. The UK based designer’s double-sided embroidered monochromatic shirts and sweaters are charming and concise. The front of her tops read your signs name and have the same glyph on the back in a matching thread. Her growing fanbase includes AstrologyStuff, Maya Jama and astrology lovers. Read on to learn more about how Dawn of Aquarius came to be:
What inspired you to create Dawn Of Aquarius?
I really wanted a Capricorn T-shirt and couldn’t find any I loved so I decided to make my own.
Who did you make your first piece for?
I made my first piece for myself.
How long have you been designing for?
I’ve been designing and altering clothes from a very young age and then went to college and university to study fashion.
You’re a Capricorn Sun, Taurus Moon with a Libra Ascendant, – which of your signs do you credit to your aesthetics?
100% Libra rising with a touch of Taurus Moon. I always think it’s funny how Libra I come off and appear to be.
What was your first introduction to Astrology?
My first introduction was probably on a key ring in a random gift shop, but when I really started looking into astrology was maybe in 2012 and when I really took it seriously was in 2015.
How do you think the perception of astrology is changing? Where do you see it going next?
To be honest I see it becoming a very big thing soon, being in the Information Age I think people are beginning to take this subject seriously. I think there will be many businesses involved in astrology.
You’ve created a distinct line of t-shirts and sweatshirts. Do you have plans to expand your line?
Yes! In the next coming years I would like to provide Astro Services and a wider range of retail products.
Stay tuned for the Dawn Of Aquarius Shop’s opening in a few months by following her on IG at @dawnofaquarius_doa, so that you can get your own shirt!