Mzansi Designers, founded by Lesego Malatsi, a designer from Soweto, is taking more African inspired fashion to the catwalk and to the high street. He made his debut at London Fashion Week and aspires to make more global and national appearances on similar platforms.
Malatsi currently provides 17 people with jobs and also has a five year plan to create 850 work opportunities for young designers.
Lesego is renowned for having shared a stage with one of the world’s entrepreneurs Richard Branson in SA.
The strategic objectives of these activities are focussed on discovering and revealing upcoming fashion designers with fresh, new and conceptual ideas; showcasing an exclusive African inspired men’s and women’s range; and positioning and profiling of the Mzansi Designers Emporium.
This activation plans to grow the brand’s footprint and create a platform for young, raw talented local designers through the launch of a five-day live designer showcase.
The designers will have an opportunity to display their designs in the shop and through walking manikins within the mall. Youth’s, aspiring designers and the public and are encouraged to attend to see the possibilities, opportunities and talent that these designers will be exhibiting.
Its for free!