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“I created Mbaliyezwe Atelier for the modern man and woman who are not afraid to be different from the crowd. All the items I create are bespoke, timeless and best suited for the client’s personality and taste. Every single design tells a story and style is always an essential part of each designing process. From the design illustration to the fabric selection, patternmaking and construction – I work with each individual client to create not only another garment, but a true reflection of the person they want to present to the world, while still feeling comfortable in their own skin.”
– Mbaliyezwe Ndlela, founder & creative director.
Durban Fashion Fair 2022 Mentee.
#DFF2022 Mentorship Programme
Runway Images: Simon Deiner.
Founder and head designer, Mbaliyezwe Ndlela, was one of 25 upcoming fashion designers selected for the three month Durban Fashion Fair 2022 Mentorship Programme, where she was mentored by BET Made In Africa judge, Doctoral Candidate and CEO of Fezile Fashion Skills Academy (FFSA), Fezile Mdletshe; as well as FFSA mentors Thandanani Majola and Hlengiwe Gumede. Upon Programme completion, she showcased her debut range, inspired by 'Genesis: The Garden of Eden', at the prestigious Durban Fashion Fair 2022 mentee fashion show at the Durban International Convention Centre. The showcase range consisted of four of five looks and included exclusive Mbaliyezwe Atelier bags, made from leather off-cuts kindly sponsored by Labora Shoes, Durban.
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