Young South Africans continue to make the country proud with their big moves. More especially those who are penetrating the international market.
South Africa’s very own Fashion designer Thebe Magugu has recently made his Paris Fashion Week debut. The local designer made history as the first African to win the LVMH Prize for young fashion designers in 2019 and as part of the prize, he had the opportunity to present his 2020 autumn/winter collection at the Palais des Tokyo this past Tuesday.
He went to social media to share the news on his debut.
“Yesterday, we launched our project “Ipopeng Ext.” at Palais De Tokyo during Paris Fashion Week. This project, which takes its name from the township I was born in, is a look at the incredible people and places who inspire the work I do.”
He continued to say that Ipopeng’s histories and people remain unwritten and overlooked. He also stated that the disavowal of everyday township lives, of powerful personal stories and of extraordinary achievements reflects this ongoing dismissal, both in South Africa and the world.
Have a look at what went down at the Fashion week:
World known Iconic model, Naomi Campbell also took to social media to give props to Thebe’s showcase.
She said in part; “Presenting his Paris Fashion Week debut with his AW20 collection. Dedicated to embodying his South African heritage with everything he does, he got inspired by the communities of Kimberley , all imagined, designed and made in South Africa.”