Trend Tuesday: South African Designers Featured on Black is King
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After Beyonce released her much anticipated visual album, Black is King over the weekend, the internet could not help but go crazy over the film which features many talented black designers.

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Of the designers featured in this iconic film about the journey of self discovery as well as the beauty of African ancestry, 20 designers are from South Africa. All talented and unique in their own right, each designer brought in a little something special to make the film as magical as it is. The designers featured include the likes of Rich Mnisi, Thebe Magugu, Nao Serati, MaXhosa Africa, Franc Elis, Hamethop, Orapeleng Modutle, Katekani Moreku, Ifele, Reign SA, Rich Factory, Thabo Makhetha, Sun Goddess, Sober Design House, Selfi, Ntando XV Ngwenya, Otsile Sefolo and Sindiso Khumalo.

Beyonce also went onto feature more black designers in the “Black Parade” which is a platform on her official website. Included on there are black businesses such as  Donald Nxumalo, The House of Diva, Blackboard Africa, Umtu Jeans by Afrikan Swiss, TN Collective, Vukile Batyi, Tshepo Jeans, Vero Amelio.

Indeed, big things are happening for Africa. The spotlight is shinning on us and it is our time to show the world what we can do. Through Black is King, many black creatives and artists have been empowered and it can only get better and brighter  from here.


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