Those who are active followers of the South African designers and the local fashion scene will know all about Sandile Mlambo, the founder of House of Alfalfa.
The Mtubatuba, KZN-born and self-taught fashion designer has been dressing women for a decade and has showcased in a number of fashion weeks around the country as well as London and Milan. His aesthetic is feminine dresses that come in bold prints, muted tones and sometimes in pure white.
His latest showcase at the SA Fashion Week (SAFW) in Sandton City held last weekend won him a prestigious award. Mlambo’s debut menswear collection, “Kumkani Bespoke” won him the 2018 SA Fashion Week’s MINI Scouting Menswear Competition, which is held in association with GQ South Africa. Competing against established and newcomers in menswear designing, Mlambo’s collection impressed with monochrome meets a pop of red. The prints are in a zebra, geometrics and the traditional sangoma (traditional healer) prints.