Meet the designers who will be dressing the Miss SA top 10

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  • Skip South Africa 2021 will be crowned on 16 October at the Grand Arena, GrandWest in Cape City.
  • The occasion will be screened live from 17:00 on M-Web (DStv Channel 101) and Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161) and will also be streamed on-line for an intercontinental viewers.
  • The 10 finalists will be dressed in custom-produced garments by the country’s most effective fashion designers.

Some of this country’s greatest manner designers will be dressing the top rated 10 finalists at this year’s Overlook South Africa grand finale in a not-to-be-missed celebration of South African talent.

Skip South Africa 2021 will be topped on Saturday, 16 October, at the Grand Arena, GrandWest in Cape City. The occasion will be screened are living from 17:00 on M-Internet (DStv Channel 101) and Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161) and will also be streamed on the web for an international audience on with further highlights and special material.

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For the 2nd year, the stunning attire in the swimwear sequence has been established by Cape Town’s TracyB Swimwear.

Says company operator Tracy Efstathiou: “This 12 months we are employing pretty all-natural, earthy colours  – smooth and female with extended, floating kaftans. I’m very energized for this vary – it can be fully different to my typical scarcely-there bikinis, but it is however pretty pretty and stylish. This calendar year I was sponsored by Brazilian cloth business Texneo, and we collaborated to produce a colour palette that is so wonderful. The comfortable, lavish materials really influenced me to create this array. As with every single calendar year, this year’s Top 10 finalists are magnificent, strong, self-assured, capable ladies. I are not able to wait to see them rocking my new swimwear styles.”

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5 designers will every dress two Miss out on South Africa finalists in glamorous finale night robes with the quick to seize some of the best 10’s childhood memories. They are Georges Malelu (dressing Kgothatso Dithebe and Tiffany Francis) Iman Itumeleng Mtshali proprietor of Iman Shaik (Cheneil Hart and Moratwe Masima) Jolandie Fouche of Jolache Couture (Bianca Bezuidenhout and Lalela Mswane) Lena-Lisa Retief of Lena-Lisa (Catherine Groenewald and Jeanni Mulder) and Sello Medupe of Scalo (Kaylan Matthews and Zimi Mabunzi).

Georges Malelu is a Lesotho-born South African designer primarily based in Johannesburg. He is currently on a rebranding stage soon after a thriving five-12 months partnership with Quiteria and George.

“My brand is all about simplicity and clear strains, whilst in pageants, I make absolutely sure that the ladies stand out with far more bling, higher slits and exaggerated styles. I admire the attitude of not offering up, and that is what Kgothi brought with her comeback. Tiffany is charming and relatable, and acquiring experienced some conversations in concerning the fittings I was blown absent by her intelligence and calmness.”

“I desired to build gowns that give the viewers and viewers hope and transform. The resources and the designs I utilized ended up outsourced in 2020 just before the very first lockdown, and I’ve held them for this long for a exclusive undertaking and voila, it really is Overlook South Africa!”

Georges Malelu


Iman Mtshali, a manner designer at first from Durban, started out the luxury fashion manufacturer Iman Shaik in 2017.

“Cheneil and Moratwe both have a wonderful perception of humour and radiate self-confidence and kindness. They share their requests concerning suit and what they experience has typically been flattering on them, which ought to normally be deemed when coming up with a pageant gown, as the contestant desires to feel her very ideal on phase. The dresses will be sparkly, shimmery and as classy as the ladies donning them.”


Jolandie Fouche, the founder and head designer at Jolache Couture, is a passionate designer with a high-quality consideration to element and imaginative creativity.

She suggests: “Mainly because pageants are so aggressive, you have to make confident that your gown would make a long lasting perception on the judges for all the proper motives, when at the exact same time complimenting the contestant and accentuating her natural beauty and identity. I feel pretty blessed to have been allotted Bianca and Lalela to gown. They are the two so genuine in who they are, and the 1st time we satisfied, we connected promptly. They are simple-going, good and definitely gorgeous within and out. With these unique dresses, we applied childhood pictures of the contestants as inspiration. We required to make it personal, wonderful and one of a kind.”

Lena-Lisa Retief describes the procedure of planning for a pageant: “The process is somewhat distinct to building personalized dresses, the aim is to interact with the audience and is like theatre. Jeanni is solid-willed and soft-hearted, although Catherine is pushed and self-assured. Their engagement with the design approach has been exceptionally beneficial we want them to sense as at ease as achievable, and the design becomes an expression of their temperament. Discovering inspiration is generally intriguing this calendar year we looked at memory and emotion as a starting off stage. We aimed to seize their childhood memories which ended up pure and effective. This translated into the range of the color palette.”

Soweto-born Sello Medupe, the brainchild driving the Scalo vogue brand name, states: “This year’s best 10 are a lot more established and hungrier to acquire. They see excellent chances that arise from successful or ending up in the leading three. Kaylan and Zimi both equally have bubbly personalities and great self-assurance. Audiences can expect sophistication and modern day African couture.”

Outfits for the opening sequence are by the incomparable Sherif the Tailor. Expect the stage to be lit up in bright colours and a distinctly African layout.

“Our intention this 12 months was to rejoice nearby style expertise in the ideal way probable. The Miss South Africa stage has always been an unbelievable system for South African talent to be found on a world phase, and we search forward to introducing new models and convey them the recognition they so ought to have!”

Overlook South Africa creative director, Werner Wessels

Restricted common accessibility tickets for the Miss South Africa 2021 finale present are now on sale on https://misssa.stay/. Individuals purchasing tickets ought to have a valid detrimental Covid PCR take a look at to current upon entry to the arena or be completely vaccinated and current a vaccination proof card. Tests can be finished with Miss South Africa’s trusted Covid screening husband or wife Testaro Cellular Nurses. Use Code: “Overlook SA” to get a discount on your examination.