Sandi Mazibuko puts South African heritage in the spotlight on Paris and Milan runways

Sandi Mazibuko (right) with a model wearing one of her designs at Oxford Fashion Week
Sandi Mazibuko (right) with a model wearing one of her designs at Oxford Fashion Week

South African designer, Sandi Mazibuko has succeeded in creating an array of pieces inspired by South African culture.

She showcased her incredible designs at this year’s world-famous Oxford Fashion Show at both the Milan and Paris fashion weeks. Milan’s Fashion Week took place on the 22nd of September 2018, which was followed by the Paris shows which took place from 1 October 2018.

Sandi’s fashion house, Fabrosanz Creations, has broken fashion boundaries with its exclusive Nguni range. More than just assembling fabrics together, Sandi draws her inspiration from various local Nguni cultures, creating unique prints and designs for her collections. 

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Sandi's designs are a blend of Xhosa, Ndebele, and Zulu attires. Her effortless blend of the geometric and colourful shapes from Ndebele attire and murals, OTT Zulu earrings and izicholo (Zulu hats), and the bold and solid lines from Xhosa attire make for a stunning ensemble and a proudly South African line. 

Sandi’s experience so far in Europe has been an exciting one. “The response was overwhelming as we showcased an African print that is proudly South African in Milan, which you don’t see often. We are so happy and excited for the future as this means our plan of exporting is fast becoming a reality.” says Sandi. 

Sandi has beautifully taken her heritage to the world in a stunning showcase at the fashion weeks, and we're honestly looking forward to seeing more of her work on more runways around the world. 

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