Africa Fashion Week 2011: David Tlale Men (Pictures)

“David Tlale is considered a driving force of creativity in the South African fashion industry. Tlale is fixture at South African fashion weeks and earlier this year he launched a new collection on the iconic Nelson Mandela Bridge, at Joburg Fashion Week. The event made history: the 284 metre runway was one of the longest …

Designers

Africa Fashion Week 2011: Alexander Koutny (Pictures)

“Johannesburg-born Alexander Kounty, began his studies with a major in philosophy. Then, after working at a large clothing factory, Koutny discovered his love for fashion and returned to school, to study pattern-making. In the 1990s, he relocated to the UK where he assisted several designers before entering the MA program at Central Saint Martins in …

Africa Fashion Week 2011: Stefania Morland (Pictures)

“After working in the fashion industry for more than 20 years, Stefania Morland opened her high-end fashion boutique and studio in 2005, situated in Cape Town. The brand’s unique, playful design aesthetic is inspired by the earth and life: natural fabrics are used and the seasons, animals and the human spirit guide the visual ethos. …

Africa Fashion Week 2011: Thula Sindi (Pictures)

“After studying at LISOF in Johannesburg, Thula Sindi has created a contemporary brand primarily focused on supplying career-wear and occasion wear. Established in 2005, the brand has gained a loyal following with its highly crafted pieces. The aim is to create timeless, elegant and sophisticated pieces. From his studio in Illovo, the designer creates designs …

Africa Fashion Week 2011: Maita Marimo (Pictures)

“Maita Marimo is a young Zimbabwean-born fashion designer who launched her Harare-based brand in 2009. The self taught designer became the youngest recipient ever to win the 2003 COTTCO Fashion Designer Competition Award held in Harare, Zimbabwe. In 2007, Marimo was selected to represent Zimbabwe at the Tribal Fusion Fashion Show in Johannesburg, South Africa. …