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Irmgard Mkhabela holds a Master of Fine Arts in Fashion and Textiles Design from the University of Borås and apprenticed in couture and lingerie in Paris and Lyon, France. He is a design enthusiast and has been a fashion design lecturer at Tshwane University of Technology for the past 20 years.
In his fashion journey Mkhabela has received mentoring and also did internship in men’s tailoring at K&R Clothing in Johannesburg and Borås, Sweden. He has showcased in both SA Fashion Week and AFI Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg a few times and participated in various national design competition.
Irmgard Mkhabela as a brand aims to offer a distinction through design – paying homage to the artistry of construction by upholding tradition and the proposition of an experimental approach in working. It is concerned with the formulation of design practices and methods to achieving different expression with cloth as a way for artistic development.