Leigh Schubert was born and raised in Durban, but moved to Johannesburg in her teens. There she studied fashion at Parktown College in Houghton and, in her graduation year, won the prize for Best Overall Student.
She then returned home to Durban, and began the first few years of her career in commercial design and manufacture for Ninian & Lester. With her strong business acumen and sharp eye for commercial trends, quality and fit; in just a few years she moved up the ranks to become their youngest merchandiser.
She went onto buying for South Africa’s largest and fastest growing retail chain, Mr Price. All throughout this time in the corporate fashion world, she participated in many prestigious design competitions, earning many accolades and winning numerous awards for her strong signature style.
After winning the Invited Designer category of the Durban Designer Collections, she finally decided to go solo and launch her label “Leigh Schubert” in 2002. Just a few years later, she was nominated twice for the Marie Claire Prix de Excellence Awards for Best South African Emerging Designer, winning the citation in 2006.
Her collections have been shown at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, South African Sanlam Fashion Week, Audi Joburg Fashion Week, MTN Durban Fashion Week and Nokia Cape Town Fashion week – all too critical acclaim. Her special signature ladies wear include garments that are sexy but elegant, timeless but fresh and uncomplicated but interesting.
Contact: Leigh Schubert
T: +27 31 309 3999
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