Palesa Mokubung continues to display South African talent across the globe with her latest exhibit being in Dubai.
The talented designer creates clothing that is heavily influenced by art, with her pieces showcasing intricate patterns in multiple colourways coupled by excellent tailoring.
Palesa showcased her latest collection “Mantsho”, at the African Fashion Week Middle East (AFWME) that showcased for three days all Africa’s creatives. The event was hosted in partnership with Dubai Tourism expanded the fashion fair with multiple activations ranging from masterclasses to workshop activities. The event took place at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), one of Dubai’s most sought-after lifestyle destinations. Designers showcased their exquisite designs containing the essence of creativity, industrial craft and a unique portrayal of fashion genius through timeless pieces.
The fashion brands included Urban Zulu – Congolese-South African; Mantsho – South Africa; Ntombi Couture – Zimbabwean;Kiza Bespoke – Nigeria; OMAAD – Senegal; Caped Coast – Ghana.
South Africa’s very own Palesa Mokubung, the founder and designer behind the South African brand, Mantsho, H&M’s first African collaboration displayed her vibrant brand known for its distinctive signature prints and carefully curated textiles, echoed a collection that is based on confident African aesthetics with an international sensibility.
The collection displayed a mix of earthy tones and bold colours, taking center stage and dazzling us all.
Mantsho designs have appeared on runways in Nigeria, Botswana, Senegal, the United States, Greece, India and Jamaica and Mokubung has dressed a variety of public figures including Bonang, Lira, Somi, Thandiswa Mazwai and D.r Same Mdluli.
Needless to say, Palesa’s talent speaks for itself and we definitely know that this isn’t the last we see of her! Shop Palesa’s collection on her website: https://mantsho.com/