Leading the South African Fashion Industry: RICH MNISIRICH MNISI is a South African based contemporary fashion brand founded in 2014 by LISOF graduate and Africa Fashion International Young Designer of the Year 2014, Rich Mnisi. With a global view catering for an aspirational market, the brand is young at heart 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.
The A/W 16 Menswear collection is inspired by one of the most celebrated and notable tribes in South Africa, the Zulu Tribe. Known for their strong aesthetic, the Zulu tribe is also very ornate in their traditional apparel – a very autonomous approach to colour usage, proportion and texture. It’s an acknowledgement and celebration of a modern African self.