Mbali Memela is a ladies-wear designer from Durban, currently building her brand, studio and line. The range is specifically designed for powerful, emotive women, and Memela has entered and placed in numerous competitions for her work.
The textiles are mostly created from layered colours and prints, applied by screenprinting. Memela uses a wide selection of fabrics and patterns, including scraps that were originally used to clean the printing screens, and other recycled or unusual pieces. Memela dyes her own textiles, and uses more traditionally African pieces to herald the modern South African woman's style.