“Mantsho” is a Sesotho name meaning “Black is Beautiful” a clothing label that was established by Palesa Mokubung in 2004.PALESA MOKUBUNG
Palesa Mokubung is the first African designer to collaborate with retail giant H&M. In October 2018 she showcased in the BRICS show with designers from Brazil, Russia, India, and China. “Mantsho” is a clothing label that was established by Palesa Mokubung in 2004. Palesa holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fashion Design, she’s an entrepreneur, an award winner and a fashion visionary “who has a rare quality to design from the heart” said Lucilla Booyzen the founder of SA Fashion Week.
Palesa zooms in on African materials and cleverly transforms them into modern and edgy designs incorporating fine silks and woven fabrics to end up with a 100% Mantsho garment. A true Mantsho garment can be identified buy it’s confident and effortless silhouette, structure and quirkiness. These three elements work well to describe Mokubung’s knowledge of her craft. Shape is a big character of her design ethos she believes it stores a woman’s confidence