President Dover Street Market, Comme des Garçons
The retail innovator has grown Comme des Garçons into global multi-brand fashion business with revenues of over $320 million.
Having met at fashion school in Cape Town, the designer duo emphasised traditional East African craftsmanship and textiles.
Founder and Executive Chair, African Fashion International
The founder of African Fashion International is giving designers across the continent pan-African exposure through events, retail outlets and high-profile business networks.
Founder & Owner, Merchants on Long & Okapi
The South African businesswoman opened a concept store stocking ethically-produced African design, art and fashion, as well as her own handbag line.
Chief Executive, Woolworths Holdings
The veteran retailer leads South Africa's largest department store and oversaw its acquisition of Australia's David Jones chain.
The former South African banker founded the world’s third-largest luxury goods group which owns Alaïa, Chloé and Dunhill.
Founder, Ndalo Media
After her departure from Luminance, the multi-brand luxury boutique she co-founded, the South African media mogul acquired the publishing rights for the South African edition of Elle magazine.
Founder & Chief Executive, South African Fashion Week
The pioneering founder of South African Fashion Week has shaped the country’s fashion industry infrastructure and mentored many of the event’s breakout designers.
Editor, Apple Music South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa
As the first black editor of a major menswear magazine in South Africa, Khumalo pushed the boundaries of men's style across the African continent.
Designer, Thebe Magugu
The designer’s thought-provoking discourse and innovative approach to showcasing South African culture have earned him international acclaim.
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