Lesiba Mabitsela

Designer Lesiba Mabitsela creates modern clothing made and inspired by African aesthetics.

Cape Town-based artist/designer Lesiba Mabitsela creates modern clothing made and inspired by African aesthetics. With the continent's identity challenged and reimagined on a daily basis, this Gavin Rajah protégé sees fashion as a form of anthropology. Mabitsela aims to express a visual reference of progressive art through fashion, self-expression and experimentation, harnessing the aesthetics identified in modern Africa.

Through his designs, he harnesses the diverse elements identified in modern Africa while exploring a multitude of silhouettes, use of geometric construction and careful consideration of colour.