South African contemporary fashion designer Rich Mnisi is a force to be reckoned with. This designer attributes his inspiration to film, music, art and nature.
His love for fashion started at a very young age, where he used to play around with fabrics with his sister. As a teenager, he between studying law, architecture and fashion.
Mnisi decided on fashion and got his BA in Fashion Design from LISOF. He is now the founder of a brand called OATH that was established in 2014 that he uses to make his fashion voice heard.
He is best known for his extremely androgynous style of design on the runway and has collaborated with local celebrities such as actor and musician Nakhane Toure’ and TV personality Maps Maponyane.
Mnisi has already featured in both local and international media such as Marie Claire, ELLE, GQ Online, Mail and Guardian and Vogue Italia.
In 2014, he was named the winner of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg AFI Fastrack and AFI Young Designer of the Year at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa.
This year, he introduced the “Africa Explosion” collection at the Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week Russia in Moscow. His collection was a mix of contemporary pieces infused with bright colours and had an over-the-top hat as a signature finish.
Source: Design Indaba