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 School of Fashion.

His work history includes starting out as head designer at Dutch textile company, Vlisco. After showing at South African Fashion Week in 2005, he developed his own range, which hit the runway at SAFW in 2006 – the year he earned a semi-finalist spot at the Nederburg Rare fashion finds contest.

Thula Sindi has shown his collections in Hong Kong, Beijing, New York, Lagos, Paris and many other cities internationally and has won many accolades within the fashion industry, including SA Tourism’s South African Designer of the Year in 2012.

He has also made his mark in African fashion through his participation in the Angola Fashion week, Nigeria Fashion week, Bodas Expo (Angola) and Swahili Fashion Week (Tanzania).

He now produces his elegant women’s wear from his Illovo studio in Johannesburg and has dressed well-known clientele such as Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, Terry Pheto, Azania Ndoro, Penny Lebyane, Liezel Van der Westhuizen and Jena Dover.

His designs are available from his own stores in The Zone in Rosebank and the Matlosana Mall in Klerksdorp as well as from Luminance boutiques and Spree; and online at

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