by Thato Mafubelu Matabane
Afrika is the genesis and birthplace of mankind. The intrinsic and effortless beauty of our Mother continent, this is where graciousness and humility dwell in abundance in the souls of people. It is the epicenter of spiritual, physical and eternal wealth, whilst Swiss holds the fortune of premium.
Through lifestyle and fashion, AfrikanSwiss celebrates, embraces, and retrieves the pride of Africa and her aesthetics to the world at large, using denim as a medium of fabric to as it epitomises the same qualities ( strong fibres, resilience ) that
run through Afrikan veins.
AfrikanSwiss focuses on premium high end menswear of men and accessories, covering a wide range of classic to modern denim and cotton apparel, accessories, and specially hand crafted & treated limited garments.
A WORD WITH
Thato Mafubelu Matabane
Designer and Founder of AfrikanSwiss
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BECOME A
My love for deconstructing denim and giving new life and meaning to it.
WHAT STYLE ARE YOU BEST KNOWN FOR?
High end street denim wear and tailoring
BEST CAREER MOMENT SO FAR?
Being invited to London Fashion Week
ANY ADVICE FOR TOMORROW’S YOUNG DESIGNERS?
Pay more attention to learning the business side of fashion and refrain from the glamour side of it.
Learn learn learn...!!!
WHAT ITEM OF APPAREL WOULD YOU NEVER GO ON HOLIDAY WITHOUT?
My denim waistcoat
WHAT CORNER OF SA MOST OOZES STYLE?
MOST STYLISH LOCAL OR INTERNATIONAL CELEB?
Will I AM and Felipe Mazibuko
THATO MAFUBELU MATABANE
on favourite fabrics to work with
AND WHO URGENTLY NEEDS A FASHION MAKE-OVER?
No One. Style is relative
WHERE DO YOU FIND DAILY INSPIRATION?