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From the archives | Fab, funky and proudly African – this 10-year-old's chic designs are selling like hotcakes!

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Enhle Gebashe is making a name for herself as a fashion designer with her glamorous clothing line for kids, Enhle Babes Couture.
Enhle Gebashe is making a name for herself as a fashion designer with her glamorous clothing line for kids, Enhle Babes Couture.
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Like many little girls she’s always loved fairy-tale princesses and dressing up in flowing gowns similar to those worn by the heroines she’s admired in books and on screen.

Yet Enhle Gebashe’s fascination went deeper than just playing dress-up. She’d stare at the garments worn by the princesses and think about how she could recreate them – preferably with a dash of African print that would really make them pop. And so the 10-year-old started sketching her version of African-inspired outfits that would make every little girl feel like a princess – which is how her business came about.

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