The Sussexes are going on their first Royal Tour as a family of three – awww! – and we can’t wait to see them together! We are especially excited to see the Duchess of Sussex representing South African fashion. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite South African brands that we think Meghan will love!
Mantsho is a South African-based design label which emphasizes bold prints and edgy construction. The brand may sound familiar – they recently collaborated with H&M on a capsule collection that embodies the brand’s vibrant, beautiful, and cultural ethos.
KISUA is a capsule-collection based clothing brand focused on bringing African fashion to the masses. With distribution centers in Africa, America, and Europe, the pieces are accessible to every woman, showcasing traditional African patterns and design techniques. From the website: “Inspired by the sights, sounds and tastes of Africa, we blend traditional techniques and materials with a contemporary design aesthetic.”
Minimalist jewelry designer, Kirsten Goss, founded her label in London in 2002 before returning to her native South Africa to grow her brand. The jewelry line focuses on minimalist gold jewelry with a down-to-earth, wearable aesthetic. Kirsten Goss is prided on excellence in craftsmanship, “with the most seemingly insignificant aspects of every piece meticulously laboured until perfect.”
Thebe Magugu is one of the biggest fashion names hailing from South Africa, and the eponymous designer recently won the 2019 LVMH Prize, one of the high fashion industry awards. Speaking of his label and his design process, Magugu says, “”I come from a very rich culture: there’s a lot of beadwork, a lot of craft.” His creations have been lauded and showered with accolades since the label’s 2017 launch. The designer says the line “reflects a more authentic Africa, one that recognizes that we are forward-looking, open to the world.”
South African accessories, clothing, and homewares designer Edun is not only fit for a Duchess, but has already been approved by a Queen – Queen Bey, that is. Beyonce carried an Edun bag during a 2018 visit to Johannesburg. The brand is focused on creating a line “that celebrates and challenges ethical and sustainable fashion.”
We’d love to hear from you! What designers or styles do you think Meghan will wear on the Royal Tour South Africa?
LOVE this feature! If the DOS doesn’t wear them, I will LOL! Any chance you can provide links to the brands?
LOVE this post! If the DOS doesn’t wear them, I will! Any chance you can post links?
PS, keep up the great work!
Christine | Editor of Meghan's Mirror says
Hi Bea, thanks so much for your comment! I have added links for you to look into the brands further!
Ava Lee says
Oh this is a interesting post. I hope we get to see some of these designers on the Duchess how exciting is this going to be? Some beautiful designs and unusual. Wonderful. thank you for sharing, love the blog.
I’m so excited about this tour! I always love seeing the Duchess and copying her style and feeling like ‘if it’s good enough for the Duchess , it’s good enough for Me☺️‘
Love ur site !! Keep up the great work!❤️❤️
Olerato Moreosele says
As a South African, I think she will be super impressed with Jo Borkett for her minimalist, working woman designs and Thula Sindi for his cosmopolitan touch. If there are formal dinners on their itinerary then she’ll probably do Gavin Rajah, especially as he is Cape Town-based and the palace has informed the South African media that the duchess will spend the bulk of her trip in the Cape Town 🙂
Wow, such great insight, Olerato! Thank you. Just checked out these designers and WOW. Will definitely be keeping an eye on them.