Palesa Mokubung holds a Bachelor of Arts in fashion design and is known for creating her own unique prints and textiles. She was named “the African trend dictator” by True Love Magazine in 2019.
She was honored with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” at Free State fashion week, received a GQ best dressed award as well as the Haig Club Clubman Disruptor Award In 2014 she was recognized by the Carol Bouwer Mbokodo Award for her outstanding and valuable contribution in the field of Arts and Culture in South Africa.
Mantsho has showcased at South African Fashion Week and all over the world multiple times including at the BRICS show in 2018.
Palesa is very passionate about empowering young designers and imparting knowledge and skills because she understands the gap that exists between fashion schools and the industry. In 2019 she mentored 10 young designers from the Eastern Cape for the annual Buyelekhaya fashion show festival.
Mantsho was established in 2004 and her designs are a perfect balance between functionality and aesthetic which leaves a woman feeling comfortable and sophisticated. Mantsho design house makes clothes that embody African finesse and is inspired by a generation of Africans that are both global and still embrace their culture through their love for bespoke garments, prints and textile.
Mantsho has been attracting a big following amongst women who want to stand out from the crowd and consider themselves as style leaders amongst their circle, women who are driven, sophisticated and classy
If you love Manysho’s daring designs, you will definitely love Maison Aria for her unique designs and fabric combinations.
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Maison Aria is an upscale fashion clothing and accessories brand, which is inspired by nature and African roots. Her pieces are designed for jet-set Bellas around the globe. Maison Aria provides the Aria Woman an outlet for the expression of identity and self through effortless and timeless style. Her pieces are made ethically and sustainably in Lagos, Nigeria