Well renowned South Africa fashion designer, Thula Sindi, is a graduate of the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg, and studied at the London International School of Fashion (LISOF). Established in 2005, the THULA SINDI brand has quickly gained a loyal following amongst women who appreciate well made, intelligently-designed and reasonably-priced clothing. After developing his own range, which hit the runway at the 2006 South Africa Fashion Week (SAFW), he earned a semi-finalist spot at the Nederburg Rare fashion finds contest.
Sindi’s work has graced many runways including Hong Kong, Beijing, New York, Lagos and Paris, where he had his first show in 2007. His participation at the Couture Fashion Week in Paris led to his nomination as one of the top 10 emerging designers in the FIMA: Afrique est la mode pan African fashion contest. Sindi says his runway show in Paris remains the highlight of his career because “It was the time and place where I solidified my aesthetic and found my voice as a designer,” he added. Thula now produces his effortlessly elegant women’s wear from his Illovo studio in JHB dressing well-known clientele such as Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe, Terry Pheto, Azania Ndoro, Penny Lebyane, Liezel Van der Westhuizen and Jena Dover to name a few.