But sources close to the couture designers tell Sowetan that the break-up has been anything but fashionably clean.
One insider revealed that Kekana has wanted to part ways with his long-time designer partner for some time now because Malelu is "messy".
"Quiteria has been wanting this. He should be happy; he wanted to steal the brand from George. He [Malelu] is messy. I just hope George is fine. He worked so hard," the source said.
"[A] power struggle was definitely the big reason behind them parting," said a designer friend who didn't want to be named.
Sowetan understands that the break-up was behind the fashion duo cancelling their showcase at African Fashion International Cape Town Fashion Week last month without an explanation.
Mpholo declined to comment on the reason for the no-show, but said the break-up happened early this month.
According to Mpholo, Kekana will start a new fashion brand called Lord Quiteria.
Since Quiteria & George's inception in 2014, the duo quickly positioned themselves as the go-to designers for stars such as Dineo Moeketsi, Thando Thabethe, Lerato Kganyago, Altovise Lawrence, Bonang Matheba, Boity Thulo and Kefilwe Mabote.
Aside from Beyonce internationally, they have dressed American actress Terri J Vaughn.