5 Top Local Fashion Designers to Watch in 2020

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Do you know what the most popular clothing brand for 2020 is?

We thought you would like to know and may find this interesting: Nike, GUCCI, Adidas and Louis Vuitton rank as Top 5 most popular. Clearly illustrating that buyers are after quality and uniqueness.

At Chilli Sky we are obsessed with local fashion designers now more than ever! As much as we love foreign brands we think now more than ever is a time to support our very own grass roots and start looking into motherland styles. There are some incredible brands that need more exposure and we thought we should include our Top 5.


Imprint ZA - Imprint is an African luxury fashion brand that was created more than 5 years ago by Mzukisi Mbane. The brand celebrates glamour through an African lens, with signature details including rich prints and fabrics and bold colours. Their designs also reference specific points in African history to create unique fashion-forward and wearable clothing and accessories. The brand’s ethos: ‘Leave a mark’ AKA you guessed it, an imprint.

Follow @imprint_za on Instagram 


FabroSanz - is a fashion house for the stylish modern-day working woman. They design everything from ready-to-wear, office wear and cocktail attire for your happy hour with your girls, all while keeping African fashion at the centre of their designs. Plus, have you seen their printed power suits and tailored separates? Magic.

Follow @fabrosanz on Instagram 


Maylee - For all the hypebaes this one is for you boo. Maylee is a contemporary womenswear label blurring the lines between streetwear and high fashion. The cool laid back silhouettes in beautiful rich fabrics is what sets the brand apart from the rest.

Follow @_____maylee_____ on Instagram


Chulaap by Chularp Suwannapha - Known as the ‘prince of prints’, Chularp Suwannapha is a fashion designer based in Cape Town, South Africa and born in Thailand. His label is all about celebrating Africa in a unique Thai way.  He mostly works with African wax prints and creates his own one-of-a-kind knits. His work is a maximalist’s dream.

Follow @chusuwannapha on Instagram 


Crystal Birch - Never one to follow the status quo, Crystal Birch AKA the Mad Hatter of hat design is truly a wild visionary like no other. She is a maverick milliner whose wacky hat designs have become beloved adornments on the heads of South Africa’s most fashionable.

Follow @therealcrystalbirch on Instagram 


source: https://www.cosmopolitan.co.za/style/south-african-designers-we- are-obsessed-with/

There is so much for exciting things we busy planning for you this year. We want to help you “Buy Local” because “Local is Lekka!”. Be sure to check out the jackets by Slaap Tyger, a luxury streetwear brand established in 2017. 

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