Bongiwe Walaza


    If you are looking for womenswear with traditional flair, look no further. Bongiwe was born in a small community in Mqanduli, in Eastern Cape Province here in South Africa. Her interest in arts & crafts and passion for making her own clothes were evident from an early age.

    She originally worked as an electrical engineer, but her passion for dressmaking was just too strong to deny and she decided to study fashion instead, she was even honoured for her designs during her first year with an award.

    Since then, she has won a number of prestigious fashion contests in South Africa, which has led to her collections being shown in Paris and New York. Bongiwe is also routinely commissioned to create distinctive “African” fashion collections for embassies such as Switzerland, Japan, India, and Vietnam.