Sandile Mlambo

Meet the Designer

Sandile Mlambo - Meet The Designer | Project Runway South Africa

Sandile Mlambo

Q & A

When did you first realise that you wanted to pursue a career as a fashion designer?
Probably at about 17 years old, but by 6 years old I was already sewing.

What do you think will make you a standout finalist on this season of Project Runway South Africa?
I’m always a step ahead of everyone.

What role do you think social media plays in fashion today?
It’s great for exposure and trend forecasts.

Which designers inspire you and why?
Nokwanda Ngcobo of Swanda. She taught me a lot.

What are some notable achievements that you feel most proud of so far in your journey?
I won the GQ menswear scout in 2018, I’ve won a few fashion awards, I’ve trained a few interns who are now successful designers and I made it to Project Runway South Africa.

Who is your favourite designer?
Gert-Johan Coetzee.

What excites you the most about the African fashion scene at the moment?
It’s Africa’s time all-round in fashion.

Catch Sandile Mlambo in action when Project Runway South Africa airs in July 2018 on Mzansi Magic, channel 161 on DStv.