Rihanna makes grand announcement in Thebe Magugu knitted dress

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Rihanna at the launch of Fenty Beauty on 12 March 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
Rihanna at the launch of Fenty Beauty on 12 March 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
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Rihanna announced that Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin will be available in Africa, and the internet went ablaze.

What was quite momentous was also that she wore a Thebe Magugu Merino wool fringe knitted dress with a detachable bralette from his Autumn/Winter 21 Alchemy Collection.

READ MORE | Rihanna's Fenty Beauty is finally coming to South Africa

In an Instagram post, the local designer wrote, "Welcome to Africa Riri," adding that the collection was all about exploring the changing face of African Spirituality.

"The collection’s silhouettes merge local traditional wardrobe solves like draping and wrapping with complex and sharp tailoring. The collection celebrates craft from revered textile and printmakers all over the world," Thebe said, explaining the inspiration behind the collection in 2021.

READ MORE | Thebe Magugu gets nod from journalist Mandy Wiener, whose book partly inspired his latest collection

Local fashion stylist Boogy Maboi tweeted that surely the value of her Thebe  Magugu pieces had gone up.

"I've brought that very same Thebe Magugu dress to two diff [different] shoots and it never made it, Riri a girl with THE vision," she tweeted.

READ MORE | Thebe Magugu's international footprint grows with a spot secured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Thebe has made his name known internationally. Here are some of the international stars he has dressed.

Miley Cyrus

Kylie Jenner 

Dionne Warwick

Issa Rae 

Adut Akech


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