If you’re still not sure what to rock at whatever event or ceremony you have to attend this festive season, consider the work of these local designers:
- Rich Factory
Contemporary fashion designer Rina Chunga started her business in 2009. Authenticity is what makes Rich Factory unique. We also love how Chunga plays with structure and shapes that aren’t usually seen in African-print designs.
Rich Factory’s prices range from R600 to R 3 500, depending on how intricate the design is.
- Fabro Sanz
Owned by businesswoman Sandi Mazibuko, Fabro Sanz is a great fashion brand to look out for. In a previous interview with DESTINY, Mazibuko said she decided to venture into fashion design while working as an executive assistant. The Durban-born mother of one was so determined to tap into her love of all things stylish that she moonlighted and started creating designs for a select number of customers. Years later, business is booming.
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What sets Fabro Sanz apart from competitors is the versatility and classic elegance of the clothes. With the label catering for the middle- to upper-income range, Mazibuko says her clothing offers value for money without compromising on quality.
- Khosi Nkosi
Available at selected YDE stores across SA, Khosi Nkosi garments represent the modern African woman. We love how this brand perfectly infuses modern and traditional, making it suitable for everyone. The clothes work for a girls’ night out, a wedding, baby shower or date night with your man. Bonus? The price point is quite reasonable.
Founder of tn_collectiv, Tuelo Nguyuza says his idea of women’s fashion is that it blends old practices with high-end appeal. According to the website, the designs are unconventional, glamorous, chic and have a subtle edge.