Rich Mnisi is a fashion designer from Johannesburg, South Africa. He was part of the 2015 Emerging Creatives programme, and he won AFI Young Designer Award in 2014.
Rich Mnisi launching a label After he won the AFI Young Designer Award in 2014.
In 2014, he rebranded from OATH to start working under his own name, a decision that saw him grow into his own as a designer. Offsetting his naturally introverted nature, the Rich Mnisi label exudes a low-key confidence through sharp, gender-fluid silhouettes. Without question, he’s one of the most interesting young designers to come out of South Africa in recent years.
RICH MNISI, an eponymous brand by designer Rich Mnisi, is a South African based contemporary fashion brand founded in 2014. Its founder, Mnisi, is a Leaders in the Science of Fashion (LISOF) graduate and Africa Fashion International Young Designer of the Year 2014. He also took part in the Design Indaba Emerging Creatives programme in 2015. With a global view and catering for an aspirational market, the brand is young at heart and explores the treasures engraved within Africa and the world of modern culture and heritage to tell the unique stories of then, now and soon. All this packaged in extremist yet minimalist structures, which take design and craftsmanship as the first and foremost motivation.
Mnisi has a keen interest in the world of pop culture and he has shaped the brand to maintain a contemporary outlook and stand firm in an aesthetic that brings worlds of artistic imagination together. Mnisi is inspired by sources outside of the realm of fashion, including film, music, art and nature, being immersed but measured, picking up only the fitting notes to gather as foundation.
Mnisi showcased a new fall collection at Design Indaba Expo 2015.