When a 26 year old is nominated as one of the Top 10 Must See Designers at the Design Expo in Cape Town, she is about to emerge as a star! She has turned something traditional into a modern "must have" item in your closet and reached a global audience when the Elle magazine's editor, Jackie Burger, was seen wearing one of her cropped capes outside the Louis Vuitton show at Paris Fashion Week earlier this year. That occasion certainly took her to international stardom! I mentioned her designs before when I spotted it at Cape Town Fashion Week worn by an attendee, and immediately logged on to www.hellopretty.co.za where I found a cropped cape made to order! Being cut on difference angles to the pattern of Basotho blankets, each one sports a different motif.
This emerging creative is a Lesotho born South African designer, and had no idea that her love for drawing dresses as a little girl, would turn her into a successful designer of international calibre. To crown it all, she was invited to showcase at Vancouver Fashion Week this month!
Her designs can be found at Merchants on Long in Cape Town as well as a number of other stores countrywide, but if you wish to shop without leaving home, simply log on to hellopretty who will have it delivered to your door!
Where to shop:
Thabo Makheta Cape can be found at www.thabomakhetadesigns.co.za
Plaid Pants - Belle Epoque
Brogues- Gorgeous Feet, New Look
Turtle Neck - Queenspark
Leather gloves - Woolworths, previous season
Sunglasses - Dior
Embossed Leather Handbag - Florida Road, Buenos Aires