Monday, 1 September 2014


When a 26 year old is nominated as one of the Top 10 Must See Designers at the Design Expo in Cape Town, she is about  to emerge as a star! She has turned something traditional into a modern "must have" item in your closet and reached a global audience when the Elle magazine's editor, Jackie Burger,  was seen wearing one of her cropped capes outside the Louis Vuitton show at Paris Fashion Week earlier this year. That occasion certainly took her to international stardom! I mentioned her designs before when I spotted it at Cape Town Fashion Week worn by an attendee, and  immediately logged on to where I found a cropped cape made to order! Being cut on difference angles to the pattern of Basotho blankets, each one sports a different motif.
This emerging creative is  a Lesotho born South African designer, and had no idea that her love for drawing dresses as a little girl, would turn her into a successful  designer of international calibre. To crown it all, she was invited to showcase at Vancouver Fashion Week this month!
Her designs can be found at Merchants on Long in Cape Town as well as a number of other stores countrywide, but if you wish to shop without leaving home, simply log on to hellopretty who will have it delivered to your door!
Where to shop:
Thabo Makheta Cape can be found at
Plaid Pants - Belle Epoque
Brogues- Gorgeous Feet, New Look
Turtle Neck - Queenspark
Leather gloves - Woolworths, previous season
Sunglasses - Dior
Embossed Leather Handbag -  Florida Road, Buenos Aires


  1. Amazing look dear!

  2. Very beautiful cape. I think I need to make one eventhough it is a very impractical piece of wardrobe but sooo chic!

  3. Gorgeous! I love how you've styled the cape with the red gloves!

  4. Lovable cape! And very useful in autumn!!

  5. That cape looks like it was made for you. The shoulder cut is gorgeous and we're all in awe of Thabo's designs and how unique they are.

  6. nice outfit! I love your cape!

  7. Very, VERY cool! Love that cape! Love your outfit! And love this story!

  8. That cape in stunning! I love your whole outfit.

  9. Very interesting designer, very good outfit.Best

  10. What a lovely cropped cape for you from a local talent. You look wonderful in it, and it will serve your well in transitional seasons for years to come. I'll have to go see more of her work! Thank you.