It’s a huge moment for African designers who have been breaking waves in the industry, as we’ve watched the world become infatuated with their designs.

Not that we ever needed their approval but it's great to see our designs not only on our local stages and celebrities but for millions others to get to enjoy them too.

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We couldn’t be prouder of all our brilliant designers who are taking our style to the world.

These are the talented designers who kept Beyoncé looking fresh throughout her trip to South Africa. But first, the message straight from the Queen...

Get to know who they are a little better and what you could buy from them to spoil yourself this festive season. 

Sarah Diouf (Tongoro)

According to OkayAfrica, born to Senegalese parents; Sarah began her journey when she bought fabric from the market and had her friend's aunt make clothes for her.

She then wore them to shows during Fashion Week in Paris where she received compliments from numerous people and realised there was a market for them. 

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Sarah defines her style as carefree and we can definitely identify it in her designs.

Here are some of our favourite items from Tongoro


Dyenaa Diaw

Dyenaa’s brand, Peulh Vagobond was born after her divorce when she found herself a single mother. It was during that difficult period, that she developed a love for her sewing machine and developed a strong desire to bring her own creation to life.

Turning lemons into lemonade, we admire women who turn their difficult circumstances into triumphs.

Here are some of her items we wouldn't mind splurging on, get yours here.

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Rich Mnisi

A Leaders in the Science of Fashion (LISOF) graduate, Rich Mnisi’s brand is exploding in pop culture. His recent collaboration with Coca Cola #CokeThreds to create a coca cola inspired fashion range, illustrates how he uses his designs to creatively tell stories.

Not to mention the fact that Beyoncé wore his custom made rhundzu blouse we are all crazy about. Here are some of our favourite designs by him. Shop from here.

Mmuso Maxwell

A young man raised in a rural area with a dream of a career in fashion, Mmuso Maxwell was selected for Vogue Talents in 2017.

The skillful designer studied fashion at the central University of Technology, where he obtained a diploma, and went a step further to study fashion design at Vaal University of Technology obtaining yet another diploma.

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When asked what inspires his designs, he said he draws inspiration from his Xhosa heritage and elderly women from villages. Here’s some of his work. Order yours here.

Quiteria & George featuring Enhle Mbali Maphumulo

Quiteria & George spoke about starting a fashion line together when they met in Mpumalanga Fashion Week, and the extraordinary duo couldn’t have made a better decision when they finally put action into words.

Their collaboration with the multi-talented businesswoman Enhle Mbali Maphumulo served us an iconic performance look by Beyoncé we will never forget. Get yourself one of their gorgeous dresses right here.

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Yhebe Design and Afrikanista 

The beautiful Rebecca Zoro is the brain behind the affordable glamour brand Yhebe Design. The name behind the brand is of sentimental value to her because her paternal grandfather use to call her Yhebe.

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Rebecca decided to follow her long childhood dream in fashion when she took a training course in 2009. We loved the korika t-shirt Bey wore designed by  Afrikanista. Here are some gorgeous designs by Yhebe Design, order here.

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