Keletso Moraba has paved his way in the fashion industry building his own a step at a time. He
is now becoming the new celebrity favourite, dressing the heavyweights such as Carol Bouwer,
Kelly Khumalo, Jessica Nkosi, Brinnette Seopela, Winnie Ntshaba, Zahara, Ntando Kunene,
Blue Mbobo, Lootlove, Miss Mamelodi Sundowns 2020 and many others.
The birth of his passion
South Africa was first introduced to the designer Keletso Moraba on television as the winner of
the David Tlale The Intern competition, but Moraba realized fashion was his calling at the age of
As a young boy, he would sneak into his mother’s sewing studio, to experiment with fabrics and
patterns. It’s in those moments that he recognized his passion for the art of creating beautiful
garments. His mother was a seamstress and her work inspired him to head to Johannesburg to
study fashion once he matriculated.
Moraba becomes assistant to David Tlale
Winning the David Tlale, The Intern competition after completing his studies, allowed African
designer, Keletso Moraba, to experience the work of a fashion industry icon, first hand. During
his tenure as Tlale’s design assistant, he learned about building a fashion brand that makes an
impact in the industry.
Moraba still considers the iconic David Tlale his mentor but believes that rather than working for
someone else, there is something unique K.Moraba & Collective has to offer the world of
Coming into his own
The K.Moraba & Collective brand focuses on high-end fashion, with a desire to be different,
using a variety of techniques throughout the design process from pattern to final garment, was
showcased at the AFI Joburg Fashion Week 2020. This collection signaled the completion of
Moraba’s transformation to becoming a respected designer in his own right!