Antoinette Poku

“Poqua Poqu represents the philosophy of the modern woman who interprets her style through pieces that are minimalist, timeless and functional. The brand focuses on providing innovative and unique structural elements indicative of African heritage derived from cultural influences.” Poqua Poqu is a Ghanaian based affordable luxury women’s fashion brand created by designer and creative…

Charity Nyirongo

Mo’ Creations & Couture, which Nyirongo founded in October 2004, strives to create contemporary designs which are global yet infused with the African continent. Whether it is in the print, the art or the way they are draped, the brand always tries to bring out the “Africanness”. Travelling through Africa, using these kinds of fashion…

Clement Effanga

“Style itself doesn’t have boundaries. Everybody is an icon of style depending on how your mind set is at whatever point in time. But ultimately, look good and let people comment on whatever you have on.” Nigerian based Clemas Garments provides tailored men’s clothes. Created by designer Clement Effanga 15 years ago, the company is…

Nkanyeziyethu Malunga

Nkanyeziyethu Malunga is a young self- taught Zimbabwean designer. She entered the Zimbabwean fashion scene with designs that added an edgy yet elegant twist to both women's and men’s fashion. In 2013, the brand GANU was born. Ganu is the Ndebele word for the Marula fruit, from which her brand derives its name. Her creativity…

Sidumiso Tshuma

Shadow By Sidumiso is an urban culture label created by Sidumiso Tshuma, a self-taught Zimbabwean designer. Born in March 1985, he is based in the City of Kings, KoBulawayo. The label embraces individuals of different backgrounds and his collections are always a fashion journey highlighting different inspirations that have contributed to the moulding of the…

Zama Mathe

Zarth is a luxury brand that is distinguished by its stylistic originality. Founded in 2009, by owner and head designer Zama Mathe, the company was formally established in 2012 to cater for the Durban market. Now in its fourth year, Zarth has evolved into a creative design house employing a fully qualified team of professionals.…

Warren Morck

After a nine year sabbatical from design, Warren Morck, who lives in Hillcrest, is now back in full force. After graduating from the then Technikon Natal in 1994, Morck built a name for himself and a successful career in fashion. In his spare time, he did fashion editing for local magazines, fashion show production and,…

Vanessa Pillay

Vanessa Pillay launched her menswear label, Hombre’, at the 2014 DFF. She grew up in Chatsworth and studied fashion design at the then ML Sultan Technikon. She was not only inspired by her passion for ballroom dancing but also by the fact that her father was a tailor and her mother a dressmaker. Winning an…

Thula Sindi

Bringing runway looks direct to the retail floor, the THULA SINDI brand – which includes work wear, cocktail and occasion wear – is known for being well made, intelligently-designed and well-priced. Thula Sindi matriculated from the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg in 2001 and then went on to study at the London International…