In the ever-evolving world of fashion, there are some remarkable talents who stand out for their exceptional work and unique style. These fashion stylists have not only mastered the art of dressing individuals but have also carved a niche for themselves in the industry. From seasoned professionals to rising stars, here’s a closer look at these nine fashion stylists who continue to shape the fashion landscape.
One simply cannot discuss the greatest fashion stylists in the country without mentioning Boogy Maboi. Lethabo “Boogy” Maboi is a multi-talented fashion force to be reckoned with. With over 13 years in the fashion and lifestyle sector, she’s not just a stylist but also a businesswoman and costume designer. Her Wardrobe Hire Studio, known as Boogy Bodega, is a testament to her creativity. She has worked her magic on a range of celebrities, including Riky Rick, Tresor, AKA, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Anatii, making her a prominent figure in the industry.
Nokana Mojapelo, who also goes by the name Windows 2000, is not your ordinary stylist. He’s a musician, designer and founder of the streetwear label D.O.C.C. Collect Nokana effortlessly balances a colourful and edgy style, both in his personal fashion and styling work. Notably, his most recently notable work is being the personal stylist of award-winning rapper Cassper Nyovest.
Don Delicious is a unique fusion of talent – a DJ, Creative Director, and Stylist who’s made his mark. As a former member of the Boyzn Bucks collective, he’s known for his eccentric style, particularly in the realm of streetwear. His signature involves the art of layering oversized outerwear and sporting a plethora of accessories, especially distinctive hats and caps.
Hailing from Zimbabwe and currently based in Johannesburg, Bee Diamond Head is an internationally acclaimed creative director, stylist, and editor. Her signature style revolves around clean-cut, well-structured silhouettes, often infused with a contrast of of interact texture, all within a refined neutral colour palette. She’s been a game-changer in editorial fashion, lending her touch to renowned brands such as Nike, Adidas, Converse, Thebe Magugu, and Uni Form.
Johannesburg-based creative director and stylist Amy Zama brings a wealth of six years of experience to the table. Her journey includes a stint as the style curator at Levi’s Haus of Strauss Africa. Amy’s clientele reads like a who’s who in the world of celebrities, with the likes of Boity, Kelly Rowland, Sho Madjozi, and more. Her work has graced the pages of publications such as Vogue World, Vogue Italia, and W Magazine, solidifying her status as a leading figure in the fashion world.
Mpumelelo Mofokeng also known as Frank the Loner, is more than just a fashion stylist – he’s a model and a trusted collaborator with high-end streetwear brand Happyville. His versatility shines through as he deftly navigates between streetwear and luxury, always striking that perfect balance. His signature touch lies in achieving balanced proportions in his styling.
Seasoned stylist and creative, Obakeng Rantlhane, is a prominent name in the industry. He’s also the founder of lifestyle platform Guide, which places him at the forefront of fashion and luxury. His style is characterized by “quiet-luxury” – think clean lines, balanced proportions, and refined tailoring. Over the years, he’s gathered an impressive list of celebrity clients and worked with popular figures like Pearl Thusi, Thandiswa Mazwai, and Bonang Matheba.
Oratile Moh, the versatile creative director and head stylist at the luxury fashion label Wanda Le Photo, brings a refreshing approach to styling. Her signature style is all about whimsical contrasts and distinct style identities, making her a standout stylist in the rise in the fashion industry.
Lethabo Motlatle is a fashion stylist with a modern-futuristic flair. His presence is felt both in editorial fashion and commercial campaigns, having collaborated with major brands like Puma, Nike, Adidas, and Vans. His portfolio includes styling for TV commercials and campaigns for global giants such as Coca Cola, DSTV, Standard Bank, and Johnie Walker.