Mandela Washington Experience

Mandela Washington Experience

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) hosts a number of programs working hand in hand with the American state Department. The Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) is one of these programs. 64 000 applications where accepted and only 700 young leaders from the African continent were selected to do a 6 weeks academic track in various Universities across the USA.


When I first got the email saying I was accepted into the Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) program I was excited. However my excitement levelled out when I was told I would be...

Winter is coming...

Winter is coming...

We follow our two heroines as they embark on a journey to find self. The path they take will make them ask questions about self and their own place in this world. With each step they take and with guidance, the two grow in their self-confidence and self awareness. This is their right of passage, the journey of an unsure young lady into a strong, bold woman.

This AW16  collection is inspired by BALE, the Basotho female initiates and their journey into womanhood. We have included soft fur with the Basotho Blankets. We have settled for a monochrome palette similar to...

ImpACT Awards 2014

I had the pleasure of attending the ImpACT Awards ceremony that took place on the evening of 25 November 2014 at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg.

Later that evening I received the 2014 Designer of the Year award.

Had the opportunity to mingle with the gorgeous Kgomotso Christopher

Sitting next to the lovely Nolo Phiri.

(From L-R) Jacques Bessenger, Nolo Phiri, Thabo Makhetha- Kwinana and Nkhensani Mdlonzo. Picture by Gareth Jacobs.

Along side the other ImpACT recipients: Jade Bowers, Nomfundo Xaluva and Bevan de Wet.



Vancouver Fashion Week