On September 24, the Presidential opened the doors of its new store at Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront giving Capetonians another reason to celebrate Heritage Day in style.
The Presidential Shirt brand was established by designer Desre Buirski, then owner of a small clothing store in the Clocktower at the V&A Waterfront.
The brand became popular in February 1994, after Buirski decided to gift Nelson Mandela a batik shirt on the eve of the dress rehearsal of the inauguration of parliament.
The 'Madiba look' by the Presidential. Picture: SDR.
After the former late president decided to wear the shirt, Buirski the provided him with over 150 silk batik shirts and that's how the brand grew more in Africa.
The new store focuses on the exclusive Presidential menswear range, with a selection of womenswear.
"The Presidential story is one that started on Cape Town soil and to witness its return to this city is heartwarming. Being back in the Mother City, where heritage meets modernity is something to be optimistic about.’ – says Desre Buirski, founder of the brand.
Looking stylish in the Presidential opulent garments. Picture: SDR.