Africa is beginning to become a hotbed for style stars and emerging fashion designers. And South Africa in particular is leading the way.
We rounded up seven of those must-have South African brands, each with craftsmanship and eye-catching design at its core. Check them out below and let us know which ones you're loving.
Launched in 2005, this Johannesburg-based designer is helming one of the most popular brands in South Africa. Sindi has won numerous awards for his modern and sophisticated designs.
The designer behind this Cape Town-based brand, Celeste Lee Arendse, aims for her designs to "[manipulate] pattern to create accentuated, three dimensional shapes."
To buy: Flap Strap Pencil Dress, $55
We'll take one of these suede bags in every color -- plus the super cute sandals that this Cape Town company creates, as well. Please and thank you.
To buy: Bubblegum suede MomoBag of Paradise, $165
Owner Katherine-Mary was inspired to launch the brand after visiting India. However, each single piece of the bold, eye-catching jewelry and handbags is handcrafted in Cape Town.
This Cape Town label is all about stylish clothes for the curvier woman. With sizes ranging from 2 to 20, there's something for everyone.
To buy: Scarf Dress, $62
The team behind this Cape Town-based brand may be small, but its designs are definitely mighty. We especially love all the beautifully printed dresses and jackets.
To buy: Papier Mini Dress, $58
Every last piece of this stunning collection is handmade in a small Cape Town studio. Founder Karin Rae Matthee and her small group of local artisans are dedicated to crafting jewelry that will be come heirlooms.
To buy: "Let's Get Tropsi" collection, from $23 to $478
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