Lesotho-born and SA-based designer Malelu will dress Kgothatso Dithebe and Tiffany Francis. He is renowned for dressing Beyonce on stage for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 under the duo brand Quiteria & George.
“My brand is all about simplicity and clean lines, whereas in pageants I make sure that the girls stand out with more bling, high slits and exaggerated designs,” Malelu said.
“I admire the attitude of not giving up and that’s what Kgothi brought with her comeback. Tiffany is charming and relatable and having had some conversations in between the fittings, I was blown away by her intelligence and calmness.”
Kaylan Matthews and Zimi Mabunzi will be draped in designs by Soweto-born Medupe, known for his label Scalo.
“Kaylan and Zimi both have bubbly personalities and great confidence. Audiences can expect sophistication and modern African couture,” Medupe teased.
Mtshali from Durban foundered her fashion house Iman Shaik in 2017. She will take care of the sartorial picks of Cheneil Hart and Moratwe Masima.
“Cheneil and Moratwe both have a wonderful sense of humour and radiate confidence and kindness,” Mtshali shared.