Kenya Worldwide Fashion Week: Mzanzi Fashion Designers’ Profiles

Kenya Worldwide Fashion Week: Mzanzi Fashion Designers’ Profiles

Spero Villioti- Spero Villioti Couture:
Spero Villioti was trained at the London College of Fashion for five years then worked at London fashion house Frank Usher first as a full time junior designer then senior designer. While still at Frank Usher he started Spero Villioti Couture in South Africa 25 years ago. 

He has won many local and international awards while designing for South Africa’s elite. According to Villioti, “fashion is a way of life, a sense of movement. It’s a contribution to an individual’s private life, a backdrop for their personality”.

Villioti also runs the Spero Villioti Elite Design Academy that “nurtures creativity while providing a rigorous grounding in the practical and technical skills needed for career success”.

Paledi Segapo- Palse:
For his master’s degree, Paledi Segapo’s thesis was on growth strategies for South African fashion enterprises. In 2010, Segapo launched his fashion house Palse Homme together with a business and image consultancy.

The Soweto-born designer is known for his sharp tailoring on his menswear line and dressing South Africa’s A-listers including R&B crooner Donald and rapper/T.V. host Proverb.

Relaunched as Palse SA, the label now comprises of Homme and Femme (men and women) lines after diversifying in 2013. 

On Wednesday August 27th, Palse tweeted: 

We can’t wait to see Segapo and Villioti’s work at the Kenya Worldwide Fashion Week either.




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