As part of our #MARKYOURFINGERPRINT Campaign, we have selected and shortlisted artists, designers & creatives who we believe are the epitome of African excellence and creativity on the continent. Get to know a little about the artist below:
DESIGNER: Rich Mnisi
BRAND: Rich Mnisi
COUNTRY: South Africa
South African fashion designer Rich Mnisi, who founded his eponymous contemporary brand in 2014, was a LISOF graduate and Africa Fashion International Young Designer of the Year 2014 whose keen interest in the world of pop culture has carved the brand to maintain a contemporary outlook and stand firm in an aesthetic that brings worlds of artistic imagination together.
The brand harbours a global view catering for an aspirational market, and explores the treasures engraved within Africa and the world of modern culture and heritage to tell the unique stories of then, now and soon. All this packaged in extremist yet minimalist structures which take design and craftsmanship as the first and foremost motivation.
Mnisi breeds new layers and visions inspired by sources outside of the realm of fashion, including film, music, art and nature, being immersed but measured, picking up only the fitting notes to gather as foundation.
Visit Rich Mnisi’s website here.
See the artists SS’17 Collection here.