A Kimberley kid’s flying leap into fashion superstardom

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A Kimberley kid’s flying leap into fashion superstardom

SA designer Thebe Magugu has just won one of the most coveted awards in fashion – the LVMH Prize

Nothemba Mkhondo

It has been a magical year for young Kimberley-born and bred designer Thebe Magugu, made even better as he scooped up one of the most wanted awards in the fashion industry – the Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy’s LVMH Prize.

Over the past few months we have all watched and cheered as Magugu became a leading voice of SA fashion by winning the International Fashion Showcase in London, and now he has beaten more than 1,700 applicants and claimed the ultimate prize.

“I can’t say this has been two years in the making: this has been in the making since grade four. Every cell in my body has been geared towards my being a person in fashion and being a designer,” said Magugu about his winning year...

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