South African fashion finds a home with exciting new hub for bright young designers in Mall of Africa
The Mall of Africa has become home to some of the freshest local fashion signatures with the opening of KOOP Studio, a hub for up-and-coming young designers on the upper level close to buzzy Town Square
KOOP Studio will carry at least twelve collections at any time which will be interchanged regularly to ensure ongoing variety and excitement. It is a collaborative venture between seasoned retailer, Sandy Rogers and industry stalwart, Lucilla Booyzen, who has been spearheading the development of a vibrant local design culture as director of South African Fashion Week for the past 23 years.
Brands range from gorgeous women’s occasion wear from Ezokhetho, IsiZulu for “carefully chosen as being the best or most suitable” which aims to tell African stories using fabric, Thabiso Molelekoa’s Dolz bespoke range of classic wear for both men and women to Dope Motherhood’s lounge wear with sass for modern moms as well as hip and happening streetwear from signatures Bi Parel and BLVNK.
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