South Africa is bursting with homegrown talent when it comes to fashion. So when looking for local, black-owned brands to invest in, we are spoilt for choice. And this includes the “going out” space, too!
Who are the black-owned fashion brands dominating the “going out” space? Here are six you need to know (and wear).
1. Misisi Collection
Established in Polokwane in 2020, Misisi Collection is all about vibrant and elegant statement pieces. Not just gorgeous to look at, their clothing is produced in small batches with ethical and sustainable fashion being a core ethos of the brand. So you can look good and feel good at the same time!
Are you looking for something fancy for a formal do? Then you need to know about Arato – a Joburg-based brand that specialises in stunning custom-made bridal and eveningwear pieces. Their dresses are both modern and African-inspired and make any wearer look luxurious.
3. La JaQueta
La JaQueta is a stylish womenswear brand that specialises specifically in blazers – something we all need one (or more!) of in our clothing collection. With a bold and fashion-forward approach, their vision is to empower women across the globe one slick look at a time.
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4. Made by Nayo
Made by Nayo is proudly South African, with all its couture and ready-to-wear items being lovingly produced by hand in Cape Town. As a brand, they are dedicated to creating exceptional, authentic, one-of-a-kind designs for stylish women for any and every occasion.
5. GUGU The Brand
Are you someone who likes to take risks and turn heads when it comes to your style? Then Gugu The Brand is for you! They produce sexy, slinky, barely-there statement pieces for confident, fearless women that will let you show off some *serious* skin this summer.
6. RATO PELA
If you want to invest in an eye-catching new clutch, RATO PELA has you covered and on-trend. Filling the need for an African luxury handbag brand, their satin collection is inspired by modern elegant women and their bags make the *perfect* addition to any look on special occasions.