Beadwork like this can be recognized from a mile away. Bayanda Khathini is a high-end African women’s clothing brand that specialises in both couture fashion and wedding dresses. Her signature elements include mermaid dresses or ball gowns with intricately made colourful beadwork and fabrics such as satin and tulle.
The brand designs clothing that tells the story of being African, giving you a sense of connection to Africa regardless of your heritage or location. The brand is truly proud of the cultural inspiration, especially Zulu heritage, incorporated in every custom piece they create. Bayanda Khathini dresses take 3-5 months to make and each piece has over 200 000 beads and all are sewn by hand.