Coat by House of Alfalfa. Picture: SDR

Imprint ZA

An African luxury fashion brand that leaves a mark. Mzukisi Mbane, the founder, uses African prints and fabrics to tell the story of African ancestors. Mbane also draws inspiration from street style and vintage influences.

Red matter two-piece by Imprint. Picture: Imprint ZA

Black Coffee

Founded by Jacques van der Watt, Black Coffee is a luxurious brand better known for the way it blurs fabrication and fashion. It echoes African designs, adding a modern flair.

Black Coffee kimono with matching romper. Picture: SDR.

Amanda Laird Cherry

One of the pioneers in the fashion industry is Amanda Laird Cherry who has been in the game since the 1980s. Before South African Week was established, Cherry was a familiar face at Durban Designer Collection. As an artist and a storyteller, she shares her stories through threads and garments using fine African textiles.

Shirt and shorts by Amanda Laird Cherry. Picture: SDR