After the show, backstage, Mokubung told Sunday World she was expecting a baby girl soon. The mom-to-be said the process of making the collection while pregnant was relentless.
"It has made me push myself to areas that I have never been. I am having a girl and I don't know if it shows in the collection, hence maybe I am so colourful. I've never come out in this way because I've never had these kinds of hormones.
"The process was relentless, I'd make something then went home and I thought about it over and over. Every single look was considered," she said.
She emphasized the baby was not the inspiration for her collection and that her clients were at the centre of her creative conception.
"Some looks were made, finished and destroyed, and they became something else. There was a lot of breaking down in order to build this collection."
Mokubung said her song selection was chosen by her baby.
"The baby liked it. I stayed up one night and every time I played the song she would move. I liked how big the music was. The song speaks to me wherever I am in my life," she said.
Mantsho was established by Mokubung, who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in fashion design, in 2004 .
Her career started when she walked into a boutique, SA fashion brand Stoned Cherrie, and the owner asked where she had gotten her outfit. Having impressed her with the outfit she had made, Palesa started working at Stoned Cherrie as a designer to gain enough knowledge and experience to later start her brainchild, Mantsho.