Did you know?
Thula Sindi has dressed numerous celebrities including Terry Pheto, star of the Oscar-winning film, 'Tsotsi'.
Fashion designer Thula Sindi is a young, multi-award-winning South African fashion designer from Johannesburg. His work has graced many runways in the past few years, including those in Hong Kong, Beijing, New York, Lagos and Paris.
Following his success at the 2012 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, arguably the premier event on the SA fashion calendar, Sindi has been hailed as ‘the next big thing’.
His designs exude the effortless style and confidence of a young African designer with international flair and reflect the ever-changing mind and style of the South African woman. His latest range continues to be relevant and acknowledges the glamorous eras of fashion in the South Africa of the 1950s and 1970s with both ready to wear and glamour items.
Local fashion week events have continued to give Sindi's incredible sense of style a platfrom and the response has been nothing less than extraordinary. There is no doubt that this talented designer is going to go mainstream in a big way. However, following trends is certainly not on the cards for this designer who prefers to set them. He has energised the local fashion scene with an unparalleled sense of individuality and flair.
Thula Sindi's fashion label can be found at several boutiques in South Africa and in some of the larger chain stores.
Thula Sindi’s fashion design studio is situated in trendy Illovo, Johannesburg, where you can discuss design over a piece of red velvet cake or a glass of champagne at one of the many restaurants in the area after your visit.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
African Fashion International
82 Maude Street, Sandton
Tel: +27 (0)11 269 6960
How to get here
Thula Sindi’s design studio is on Corlett Drive, Illovo, in Johannesburg. To get there, take the Corlett Drive exit off the M1 north or south highways.
Best time to visit
Visits to Thula Sindi’s studio are by appointment only.
Around the area
Visit the boutique stores of Melrose Arch, the fleamarket on a Sunday at the Rosebank Mall or the African Craft Market daily at the Rosebank Mall. In season, you can catch domestic and international cricket at the Wanderers Cricket Stadium.
Organise a transfer or taxi from your hotel to Illovo, or pop along in your own car.
What will it cost
Although there are many local boutiques that stock Thula’s designs, you can also pick up selected items at Edgars chain stores across the country. Here the products range from approx R500 to R1 500 each.
Where to stay
The Melrose Arch precinct is nearby and boasts two hotels: Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch and the five-star African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel.