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Orapeleng Modutle Style Avenue

04 OCTOBER 2018 | 19:15

MELROSE ARCH

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Orapeleng Modutle Style Avenue

Fashion design extraordinaire, Orapeleng Modutle is fast becoming one of the most recognizable names in South Africa. Born and raised in the small town of Kimberley in the Northern Cape, his creative abilities derive from early childhood and from his mother who enjoyed sewing as a hobby. He grew up very eager to learn more about painting, drawing and sculpting; resulting in the artist in him being born.

After completing his matric, Orapeleng went to pursue a career in fashion. He enrolled at the Tshwane University of Technology to undergo a Diploma in Fashion Design. During his years of studying, he interned at Stones Cherrie by Nkhensani Nkosi and managed to secure a job as a pattern maker for the label.

He then founded Orapeleng Modutle Style Avenue which has gradually grown into a budding fashion empire based in Brooklyn, Pretoria.
He has dressed some of the very best in the entertainment industry including the queen of all things media, Bonang Matheba, Thando Thabethe, Minnie Dlamini Jones, Pearl Modiadie and Nigerian media darling, Toke Makinwa. His achievements include being part of the Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 2018 Creatives, Grazia Magazine Fashion Jury 2013. He has showcased in a number of fashion weeks such as African Fashion International Fashion Cape Town and Swahili Fashion Week Tanzania 2016.

            

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