LEGiT presents Ayanda Thabethe


TV Presenter, model and actress Ayanda Thabethe is the new face of LEGiT’s three-tiered summer range which includes three capsules called the festival shop, the holiday shop and the party shop respectively. She was announced as their ambassador at a cool event in Hyde Park last week.

We caught up with her to find out more about the deal.

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How did the collaboration with Legit come about?

I received the first call from Legit and subsequent meeting about 6 months ago and 3 months later they confirmed the collaboration.

What was the first thing that came to your mind when you found out you were going to do a collaboration with the brand?

The first thing was that I'm going to make sure that this is the best range and collaboration ever! I was both excited and felt it a challenge.

What does this collaboration mean for your career?

Legit has been associated with huge brands in the industry and being the brand ambassador this year means that a brand with the magnitude of Legit recognizes my brand and star power, it's a huge stepping stone and selling tool for future ventures and interests.

How much did you put into the collaboration in terms of how involved you were with designs etc?

I was involved in the entire process, Legit already has fabulous buyers who travel around the world to learn about the latest trends and source the greatest fashion. So it was a matter of choosing and identifying pieces that fit best with me and approving them, trying the fit and being comfortable that the range will appeal to a vast amount of Africans in both shape and sizes and I think this range does just that.

How is yours different from the other ladies Legit has had as ambassadors?

This range consists of 3 capsules, a first for a limited Legit summer range. The range consists of swimwear, road trip /casual and night life. It caters to every aspect of a perfect summer.

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What else are you working on?

Working on my show BET A-LIST for now and establishing myself as a formidable TV host in the African landscape.

What’s next for you?

Whatever my hands find to do, I will do with all my might. I foresee a lot of what I'm already doing in a bigger scale in entrepreneurship, acting and hosting.

Ayanda Thabethe's collection will be available in stores from the 17th of October. 

Pictures: Supplied by LEGiT

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