As Beyoncé took to Instagram to thank the designers who kept her ‘feeling fresh’ during her trip to South Africa for the Global Citizen Festival, we give you a list of those designers who had the opportunity to dress the singer during her visit.
RICH MNISI is a growing South African brand that was founded in 2015 by its namesake designer Rich Minsi. Rich who is an Africa Fashion International Young Designer of the Year 2014 winner, finds inspiration for his designs from external sources including film, music and culture. Rich Mnisi created this bright and bold piece which can be seen on Beyoncé as she walks hand in hand with her husband. Rich also styled Ciara for her ‘Freak Me’ video.
Peulh Vegabond blends aesthetics and African tradition with contemporary lines and silhouettes creating theatrical pieces that stand out such as these Missandei top and pants worn by Bey here. This look is also available on the Peulh Vagabond website right now. Designer Dyenaa Diaw, describes the Peulh Vagabond woman as chic and audacious, one who isn’t afraid to dare and affirm herself and that just about sums up the muse in the picture.
Tongoro Studio’s collection is made in Senegal. Paris-based magazine editor,
stylist and entrepreneur Sarah Diouf and also the founder of the brand insist she is not a designer, she just has a sense of style. It’s certainly a style that Bey fell in love with as she was seen wearing the collection twice during her tripe. The first fit was a graphic black-and-white ‘Maliki’ power suit, followed by a ‘70s-inspired ‘ZANZI’ pants set. This is not the first time the singer has been spotted wearing this designer’s collection either.
Yhebe Design & Afrikanista
Bey is seen repping two designers here in one outfit. In this picture we see Beyoncé wearing a graphic “Union” t-shirt by Afrikanista paired with “Adjoua skirt” by Yhebe Design, a womenswear brand from Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Both brands are easily accessible and affordable meaning you don’t need a huge budget to dress like your fav.
Would you dare tell Bey what she is wearing is out of season? Womenswear brand MmusoMaxwell had to dig through their Spring-Summer 2016 collection for this blue and green short set. The designer duo founded in Johannesburg which consists of Maxwell Boko and Mmuso Potsane who met through the program,‘The Intern by David Tlale’ say their brand is for ‘A fashion enthusiast, seeking clothing that is carefully considered when it comes to design, quality and practicality.’