Fashion designer Palesa Mokubung was 19 years old and just out of design school when she started working as in-house designer for local fashion brand Stoned Cherrie in 2000.
In 2003 she decided to spread her wings with her big break happening after she entered a young fashion talent competition for which she produced a fashion show using themes from South Africa’s “10 Years of Freedom” celebrations as inspiration.
After winning the competition, she travelled to India and New York to showcase her first solo range.
2004 saw Palesa designing her first solo collection for the 8th annual SA Fashion Week. This collection created hype and rave reviews in fashion media circles, indicating that Palesa is the young designer to watch. She has since participated in various other high-profile fashion events.