Simply amazing …. our top 3 picks from Thula Sindi’s showcase at MBFWCT 2012

Part of creating a great fashion brand is to embrace what you have learnt and be open to new ideas and trends that may come your way. In our fashion archives, we have so many amazing designs from some of Africa’s best designers and this week, we go back in time to revisit Thula Sindi’s fabulous collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2012. The collection called TRASHchic is an amazing collection filled with elegant, fabulous and sophisticated looks for ladies who enjoy fashion.

According to the designer, “My Collection inspiration for MBFWCT is very straight forward. It is my aesthetic (simplicity & sophistication) realized using colours, details & fabrications which are often seen as trashy or indicative of bad taste. I use that tension and juxtaposition to re-imagine the Thula Sindi woman, challenging myself to extract a slightly younger, more fun but still highly desirable collection out of the materials

The designs in this collection are simply magical, fun, young and filled with attitude and class.

About the Designer: Thula Sindi matriculated from the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg 2001 and studied at LISOF (London international school of fashion). He started his first job – as the head designer at Dutch textile company Vlisco, a day after he graduated. In February 2006, Thula started developing his own range, which hit the runway at SAFW 2006 (a year in which he earned a semi-finalist spot at the Nederburg Rare fashion finds contest). Thula Sindi has gone on to show his collections in Hong Kong, Beijing, New York, Lagos, Paris and many other cities across the world. Thula now produces his effortlessly elegant women’s wear from his Illovo studio in Johannesburg…dressing well known clientele such as Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, Terry Pheto, Azania Ndoro, Penny Lebyane, Liezel v.d Weasthuizen and Caprice to name a few. Thula Sindi’s ready-to-wear collection is available in South Africa’s largest retailer EDGARS.

If you would love to learn more about Thula Sindi, please follow his social media handles below or visit his website for more information. All details listed.

Facebook: Thula Sindi

Twitter: @THULA_SINDI 

Credits: Images by SDR Photo