A leader of his generation, budding South African designer Thebe Magugu has been crowned the winner of the International Fashion Showcase (IFS) 2019 at London Fashion Week.
Magugu, whose presentation combined motifs from Africa’s past but combined them with a forward-looking, global approach, was awarded the honour from a judging panel that called him ‘a leader of his generation’.
His installation focused on the changes to the South African constitution over the decades.
The WINNER of the International Fashion Showcase 2019 is Thebe Magugu @_thebemagugu_ South Africa whose installation “embodies values of social empowerment and cultural transformation" #IFS2019 pic.twitter.com/jGYYOnQ4vw
— British Council (@British_Design) February 17, 2019
Today High Commissioner Tambo visited the International Fashion Showcase 2019 to support South African designer Mr Thebe Magugu#IFS2019 open until 24 Feb @SomersetHouse @ThebeMagugu @DIRCO_ZA @NathiMthethwaSA @zaBritish pic.twitter.com/96klhXTSJg
— South African High Commission UK (@SAHC_UK) February 15, 2019