5 South African fashion designers are making waves


South Africa is affectionately dubbed the ‘Rainbow Nation’ – and it’s no surprise that its diverse and distinct fashion by local designers reflects this.

From colors and prints to fabrics and textures, Mzansi is home to an array of talented, bespoke designers.

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Thebe Magugu

Like the South African landscape, the work of designer Thebe Magugu is beautiful and unique.

He even has a collaboration with sports brand Adidasshowcasing her ability to fuse African prints with mainstream fashion.

Rich Mnisi

Designer Rich Mnisi’s interpretation of contemporary South African fashion has won him fans at home and abroad.

Like Thebe Magugu, Mnisi also has a collaboration with Adidas.

Maxhosa Africa

Defined as a “premium and heritage fashion and lifestyle brand”, Mxhosa Africa is the brainchild of designer Laduma Ngxokolo.

Thula Sindi

Designer Thula Sindi is known for his ability to interpret South African elements into garments that reflect “modern sophisticated simplicity”.

Gavin Rajah

Known for his bold and bright fashion prints and colors, designer Gavin Rajah has dressed some of the biggest local and overseas stars.


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