The First Five Designers Confirmed For Joburg Fashion Week 2023

The First Five Designers Confirmed For Joburg Fashion Week 2023

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Joburg Fashion Week organised by Africa Fashion International, is not just a fashion event; it's a lifestyle experience that transcends boundaries. Set against the backdrop of Johannesburg's thriving creativity, this event is where top Pan-African fashion designers showcase their latest collections on the runway.

This year promises to be a celebration of Johannesburg as one of the leading fashion capitals in the world.

From November 8th to November 12th, 2023, the fashion world's eyes will be firmly fixed on this vibrant city, where creativity and innovation meet head-on.

Joburg Fashion Week will showcase the talent of Pan-African designers, each bringing their unique flair and style to the forefront. 

Like Cape Town Fashion Week held earlier this year, Joburg Fashion Week 2023 will feature a Fashion, Art, Music, and Design Expo as well as a Retail Marketplace. This will allow attendees the opportunity to Shop the Runway as soon as each designer’s show concludes.  

the forum I campus in Bryanston, a stunning venue that combines sophistication and functionality, will host the main shows from 9-11 November, 2023.

With its elegant and functional spaces, the forum I campus is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, sets the stage for Africa's pre-eminent fashion designers to unveil their collections against a magnificent backdrop.

AFI Unveils the First Five Designers Set to Dazzle at Joburg Fashion Week 2023

Bongiwe Walaza: The Return of a Trailblazer

Bongiwe Walaza Joburg Fashion Week

After a brief hiatus, this visionary designer is making a triumphant return to the Joburg Fashion Week runway. Established in 2003, the eponymous fashion label, Bongiwe Walaza, is a celebration of African tradition with a classic twist. From dressing distinguished public figures to her unique approach to bridalwear, Walaza's brand is synonymous with distinction and originality. Expect a mesmerising blend of heritage and innovation.

Siphosihle Masango: Painting the Town in Colour

Sihle Masango Joburg Fashion Week 2023

Prepare to be awestruck by the vivacious hues and daring silhouettes of Siphosihle Masango's Masango label. Hailing from Soshanguve, this couturier's creations are a vibrant ode to African luxury and abundance. Worn by illustrious members of the entertainment industry, Masango's garments are the epitome of opulence. 

Tumi Nakedi: Crafting Modern Elegance

Tumi Nakedi Joburg Fashion Week

Making her Joburg Fashion Week runway debut is Tumi Nakedi of Tumi Captivating. Her brand is synonymous with a classy, modern, and unapologetically feminine style. This Johannesburg-based label has mastered the art of fit, flair, and experimental cuts. Their high-quality textiles speak volumes about their design prowess. As you watch their ready-to-wear womenswear grace the runway, you'll witness the harmonious fusion of sophistication and contemporary chic.

Londeka Buthelezi-Ndaba: Enhancing Everyday Life with Malondié

MALONDIE Joburg Fashion Week 2023

Fresh off the triumph of Cape Town Fashion Week, Londeka Buthelezi-Ndaba's Malondié is set to captivate Joburg Fashion Week with its dynamic, award-winning womenswear. Founded in 2015, Malondié is a dynamic, award-winning womenswear label. Working with the intention of enhancing the everyday life of its clientele, Malondié strives to push the boundaries of style through its emphasis on authenticity. Malondié always showcases their flawless execution and delivering feminine charm shines through in every piece.

Sello Medupe: Johannesburg's Elegance in Motion

Sello Medupe SCALO Joburg Fashion Week 2023

A mainstay on the Joburg Fashion Week schedule, the Soweto-born Sello Medupe's SCALO by Sello Medupe brand is a testament to the elegance and hustle of Johannesburg. Since its inception in 2009, SCALO by Sello Medupe has become a household name by offering quality, style, and innovation. Prepare to be enthralled by their high-octane luxury and functional designs, representing the spirit of South Africa's economic capital.

Joburg Fashion Week: Where Dreams Unfold


Joburg Fashion Week is more than just a fashion week; it's a lifestyle experience like no other. A melting pot of cultures, styles, and inspirations, this event promises to redefine your fashion sensibilities. Attendees will bear witness to top Pan-African fashion designers showcasing their latest collections, offering a tantalising sneak peek at the next big trends in the global fashion industry.

For those eager to attend Joburg Fashion Week, ticket pricing details and venue information are available here. Be sure to secure your spot early as tickets tend to sell out quickly for this highly anticipated showcase of African fashion talent.

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