Durban - South African fashion designer and businesswoman Vanessa Gounden unveiled her Spring/Summer 2019 collection titled Africa Rising at Paris Fashion Week on September 25.
The garment-maker from Cape Town worked alongside over 30 colleagues for two weeks on the designs which showed in Paris last week.
Since Gounden launched the label in 2011, her wearable-art garments have graced celebrities such as Princess Charlene of Monaco, Nomzamo Mbatha, Pearl Thusi, Orange is the New Black actress Dascha Polanco and James Bond actress, Naomie Harris.
Tailor Victor Terblanche said: "As a tailor and a supervisor, it takes a lot out of you because you must be everywhere, ensuring that everything is up to mark. We were under a lot of pressure because we like our garments to be perfect. But we pulled it off. Sometimes it makes you cry, because you can't believe what you have done. It ends up all over the world and famous people wear our work. We feel incredibly proud, there are no words to describe it.”