First African designer launches H&M clothing range globally

H&M’s collaboration with South Africa’s Mantsho label officially launched today, 15 August 2019 in all South  African stores, all H&M online markets as well as exclusive flagship stores around the world.
Mantsho x H&M is a collection celebrating the elegance and vibrancy of Africa with modern edgy designs created for the stylish carefree woman.
The range features flowy, easy fitting cuts, frills and gathers in a range of colour palettes from  blues,  browns  to  blacks,  hues  of  pink  and  amber  reds.  Afrocentric  fashionable  accessories  which  include  shoes, earrings and a clutch bag complete the versatile collection.
“This is my love letter to the world from Africa,” says Palesa Mokubung, Mantsho Head of Design.
“I hope customers around  the world will enjoy this ensemble of my stand out pieces from my last three collections.”
“Palesa’s creativity with colour, print and silhouettes is inspiring as she celebrates the female form through her designs which complement the female shape in a flattering and playful way.  We are so excited to share this collection with our customers across the globe,” says Pernilla Wohlfahrt, Assortment Manager for Collaborations and Special Collections.
The Mantsho label, meaning ‘black is beautiful’ in Mokubung’s native Sesotho language, was established in 2004 and has since graced numerous runways including Greece, India, USA, Jamaica, Nigeria, Botswana and Senegal.
The new clothing range is available at the following stores:
Sandton City
V&A Waterfront
Mall of Africa
Gateway Theatre of Shopping
Canal Walk Shopping Centre


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