Trending: 26-years-old Thebe Magugu, wins the LVMH 2019 Award

Young South African designer, Thebe Magugu won the sixth edition of the LVMH award. The award was presented to him on Wednesday, September 4th, at the Louis Vuitton Foundation

Young South African designer, Thebe Magugu won the sixth edition of the LVMH award. The award was presented to him on Wednesday, September 4th, at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris, by Delphine Arnault, Deputy General Manager of Louis Vuitton . He is the first African designer to win one.

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Thebe Magugu succeeds Japanese designer Masayuki Ino, founder of the brand “Doublet” who won this award last year. The South African distinguished himself in front of seven other candidates in the final, including Israeli designer Hed Mayner who won the Karl Lagerfeld Prize, former Special Jury Prize. He receives an endowment of 300,000 euros and enjoys a year of mentoring with the teams of the French luxury group. In 2019, the LVMH Prize registered more than 1,700 applications from a hundred different countries.

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Thebe Magugu is a young stylist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Originally from the small town of Kimberley, he came to Johannesburg to study fashion design, photography and fashion media at LISOF Fashion School. After earning the highest grade for one of his collections, he did internships and worked for a series of creative institutions and fashion distributors. Two years later, he created his eponymous label, THEBE MAGUGU – South African fashion brand specializing in women’s ready-to-wear and who plays on the mix of materials in her silhouettes.

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Its collections – Geology (SS’17), Home Economics (AW’18) and Gender Studies (SS’18) – are cited as a nod to the current political climate in South Africa and abroad, particularly in as regards the expectations put on the modern woman.

Thebe Magugu is inspired by women who have played an important role in his life. Last February, he won the “international fashion showcase award”, a prize awarded by the British Fashion Council, which rewards fashion designers emerging.

Speaking of his brand, the stylist explains: “With our core values ​​of quality, novelty and culture, we are always looking for new ways to dress women with everyday clothes while highlighting them. . The sleek, modern design meets patterns from the history of our continent, creating elegant, multi-faceted garments as precious as the women who wear them. “

The other LVMH award winners are Marine Serre (2017), Grace Wales Bonner (2016), Portuguese duo Marques’Almeida (2015), first winner of the award, Montrealer Thomas Tait (2014) and Japanese Masayuki Ino (2018) previously cited.

Source: www.africanshapers.com

Boity Thulo graces the cover of Cosmopolitan SA, September Issue.

South African media personality Boity Thulo makes the cover of the September Issue of Cosmopolitan SA.

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For the cover shoot, Boity Thulo was photographed by Niquita Bento while her makeup was done by Algria Ferreira. Hair was by Kevin Epstein and outfit by Cleo Marcopoulos.

Speaking to Natalie Roos, the stunning TV star opens up about her rise to fame, relationship with Cassper Nyovest, and new endorsement.

On attaining success within a short period: I have no idea when the transition happened. I still see myself as a normal girl. I still get shocked by the way people react when they see me. I don’t want to see myself as bigger than I am. That’s what keeps me grounded: I don’t want to forget the girl I am. That’s the girl I love. I don’t want to have to shift into this facade of ‘Boity’.

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On remaining friends with rapper Cassper Nyovest: When you’ve forgiven yourself and you’ve forgiven them, they just become a normal person. It’s up to you to decide if you want to be friends or move on with your life. But forgiveness clears the air. Also, why not be friends? I’ve known Cassper since 2004. We’re cool.

On new endorsement with popular South African brand “Impulse”: They approached me to help ‘re-create’ the brand. They felt I was the perfect person to introduce this strong girl and the idea of sisterhood. The Impulse girl used to be shy and timid – now she is strong. She owns her throne. They felt I could help tell that story. We’ve re-worked the brand, from the scent to what the bottle looks like. I painted, I came up with bottle ideas, I spent time learning about my palate and mixing three scents together… I’m so excited about it!

Credits

Photography: @xx_niquita_xx

Styling: @cleopatramarco

Outfit: @reebok_sa

Hair: @hairstylistforever

Makeup: @algriax