Mxolisi Luke Mkhize

Born and raised in Durban, Mxolisi Luke Mkhize graduated from UKZN with a Bachelor of Social Sciences Degree, majoring in Industrial Psychology and Industrial Organisational and Labour Studies. However, his love for fashion has won the day. He taught himself tailoring and fashion design, raising interest when wearing his own creations. This saw the birth…

Paledi Segapo

Founded by Paledi Segapo in 2010 in Johannesburg, PALSE has a design style that embraces modern classics that are sophisticated, wearable, and accessible with diffusion. Segapo, a former business analyst, lecturer turned fashion designer, holds a master of business in leadership (MBL) qualification with a dissertation entitled growth strategies within the fashion enterprise. In 2015,…

Muzi Innocent Mlambo

Mita-N Dzyns is the brand of Durban based designer named Muzi Mlambo. Passionate about fashion and highly ambitious, Mlambo started out without any formal training. He had developed a love for fine art during his high school days and honed his technical skills with the help of his mother who was a machinist. His brand…

Musawenkosi Sebeko

Musawenkosi Sebeko hails from Osizweni in Newcastle. His brand, Afro Amanno, was founded in 2013. Taken from being “proudly African”, it embraces the past African man shifting to a modern lifestyle. He designs for a new generation of men who embrace difference cultures and set trends. Every outfit exhibits emotion and inspiration and attention to…

Michelle Dindi

Michelle Dindi, a graduate from Inscape, will be bringing her brand, Scarlett Haze, to the DFF 2016. Freshly launched, Scarlett Haze is based in Durban. Garments are currently available via an online store and there are plans to launch the first Scarlett Haze brick and mortar store in the next few months. Scarlett Haze strives to…

Kujula Mtambo

Gravitie is a clothing label based in Durban, catering for young individuals who are fashion conscious, vibrant and fresh in their outlook and presentation. The Label was established in 2008 by self-taught designer, Kujula Mtambo, an ambitious young designer who hails from the shores of Durban. Having embarked on what most fashion students are afraid…

Kathrin Kidger

After completing her training at the Durban University of Technology and qualifying with the Student of the Year Award and Daphne Strut memorial prize, Kathrin Kidger went on to win the Durban Designer Collection 2004 (New Generation Category). This announced her future in the SA fashion industry by securing a coveted slot in SA Fashion…

KAREN MONK-KLIJNSTRA

Karen Monk-Klijnstra is an offbeat and optimistic South African fashion designer with a passion for all things local and a heart that believes in the power of a dream. She is fiercely creative and aims to inspire and uplift through her craft. Operating a busy studio in Kloof, she is also a mother to four…
Amos is a high-end designer label established in Cape Town which specialises in uniquely crafted prêt-a-porter garments and bespoke couture for women as well as bridal garments. Amos embodies superior craftsmanship and fashion-forward designs, always pushing boundaries. Amos has a unique sense of design and a passion for beauty and elegance. All garments are exclusively…

Eulender Cele & Samuel Mosala

Eullue is a premium clothing brand registered in Durban this year. It includes men’s and ladies wear (day wear and cocktail wear). The brand owners Samuel Mosala and Eulender Cele bring together their common core values - quality, adding value and infusing current trends into classic design. They joined forces to create Eullue in 2016.…