Modish Passé

Classic Contemporary Fusion

Modish Passé is a ready-to-wear casual range.

“‘Modish’ is an English synonym for fashionable and the word ‘Passé’ is a word loosely translated as ‘Old - Fashioned’.

In essence, the brand is an eclectic fusion of contemporary and classical designs.

“Polish your craft with education.”

BERTHA RAPHASHA

 on advise to young designers

A WORD WITH

Bertha Raphasha

Designer and Founder of Modish Passé

WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BECOME A FASHION DESIGNER?

I’ve always had a knack for all things creative. Establishing a fashion brand was an inevitable business move, more so with acumen acquired from other business interests.

 

BEST CAREER MOMENT SO FAR?

Being able to further my training in Fuzhou China at Minjiang University and translate that knowledge into what Modish Passè offers today.

 

WHAT CORNER OF SA MOST OOZES STYLE, IN YOUR EYES?

Cape Town. People in this city don’t try too hard to be stylish. Their style is often coupled with quality.

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WHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU WANT TO LIVE?

Singapore. I’m yet to travel the world morebut to the few countries I’ve travelled to, Singapore stands out. I would love to live there because of the discipline, respect, safety, smooth functioning of society and commerce, excellent education system and overall cleanliness

 

MOST STYLISH LOCAL OR INTERNATIONAL CELEB

IN YOUR EYES?

My style crush has to be Russian digital entrepreneur and fashion blogger, Miroslava Duma

 

FAVOURITE FABRICS TO WORK WITH?

I always prefer woven fabrics. Easy to control and you can

never gone wrong.

 

WHAT’S THE NEXT BIG THING IN FASHION?

Androgynous clothing

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