By Thobile Mazibuko
South African designer Sindiso Khumalo is set to showcase her Spring/Summer 21 collection at Milan Fashion Week on Heritage Day, September 24.
She is one of the eight winners of the LVMH 2020 Prize. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, changes were made to the usual practice of allocating a grand prize.
The 2020 finalists could not present their collections to the panel of judges in June.
As such, the prize money was distributed equally among all eight 2020 finalists: Peter Do, Priya Ahluwalia, Casablanca’s Charaf Tajer, Nicholas Daley, Sindiso Khumalo, Tomo Koizumi, Supriya Lele and Chopova Lowena, to cushion the economic threat posed on young talent and their businesses.
Khumalo was also awarded an opportunity to present her collections at Milan Fashion Week.
The Durban-born designer, who is based in Cape Town, will be showcasing alongside big brands such as Max Mara, Emporio Armani and Prada.
Taking to Instagram to share the news with her 18.3K followers, Khumalo said: “Super excited to be presenting our SS21 collection at Milan Fashion Week this year. Very excited to have been included on the schedule, in our capacity for the first time. Huge, huge thanks to @cameramoda for their continuous support of our brand. The digital film showcase will air on Thursday CEST 5pm. Link in our bio. Onwards and upwards, let’s keep building.”
Last year, Thebe Magugu won the LVMH Prize.