Simplicity” – this is the main theme that encapsulates the Thula Sindi Brand.
Formed in 2005 on the back of a South African landscape that was ready for
designer wear that was trendy, dynamic, accessible, ramp-to-reality and
ready-to-wear - this is a clothing brand that was poised to cut across the vast
discrepancy that existed between unrealistic high-end designer haute couture,
and everyday retail chain/bargain bin clothing.
“A tale told in the clothes of languishing
luxury, love and a little lavishness. Taking you into a magical fantasy and
capturing your imagination” - this is how the South African Fashion Industry
describes Thula Sindi. A brand that truly represents what every woman wants.
Thula Sindi is the ultimate brand
of apparel that is delicately made, exquisite and timeless – these are clothes
that are targeted at the modern sophisticated woman, a woman who loves quality
but knows that quality doesn’t have to break her bank, yet not rob her of
quality sophistication and class that every modern, self-assured woman yearns
for. We describe this female as the Thula Sindi “woman of consequence”.
Born in Klerksdorp, which is
situated in the North West province of South Africa - Thula first realized his
love for fine arts at a young age and this quickly turned into a passion for
fashion: “I found fashion a perfect medium to mix colors, concepts and
proportions,” he says. Thula then moved to Johannesburg where he matriculated
from the National School of the Arts in the year 2001, and thereafter went on
to study at LISOF (London International School of Fashion).
Remarkably, Thula Sindi landed
his first job - as head designer at Dutch textile company Vlisco - the day
after he graduated! After showing at South African fashion week under Vlisco in
2005, Thula started developing his own range, which hit the runway at the South
African Fashion Week in 2006 (a year in which he earned a semi-finalist spot at
the Nederburg Rare fashion finds contest).
Since 2006, Thula Sindi has been
ranked in the top tier of South African fashion designers. His client base
boasts “Women of Consequence” such as Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, Terry Pheto,
Azania Mosaka, Penny Lebyane, Liezel Van der Westhuizen and Jena Dover to name
a few. Also attracting international appeal, the Thula Sindi brand was reported
in Elle Magazine as having had The Williams’ sisters - Serena and Venus,
fighting over a Thula Sindi skirt at a boutique in Parkhurst, Johannesburg
during a recent trip to South Africa.