South Africa’s Johannesburg and Cape Town have seen crime-ridden areas turn into hip destinations, helped by local fashion designers. Photo: Shutterstock
South Africa’s Johannesburg and Cape Town have seen crime-ridden areas turn into hip destinations, helped by local fashion designers. Photo: Shutterstock
Fashion

South African fashion: how Cape Town and Johannesburg are drawing in tourists and creating a new style aesthetic

  • Once-crime-ridden areas of the two cities are being gentrified, and fashion boutiques are opening up in these new hip destinations
  • Designers such as Rich Mnisi and Thebe Magugu are mixing African crafts with modern aesthetics and becoming noticed internationally

South Africa’s Johannesburg and Cape Town have seen crime-ridden areas turn into hip destinations, helped by local fashion designers. Photo: Shutterstock
South Africa’s Johannesburg and Cape Town have seen crime-ridden areas turn into hip destinations, helped by local fashion designers. Photo: Shutterstock
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