Milisuthando Bongela

Fashion writer

Fashionista, opinionista. Both words describe multitalented Milisuthando Bongela. After joining the fashion circuit in 2007 as a fashion assistant and writer for Cosmopolitan is Rhodes journalism graduate began doing PR for local labels and trend analysis for Dion Chang's agency, Flux Trends. In 2009 Bongela joined AAW!, a specialist project management company that works in the arts and creative industries, as an assistant project manager, and helped to bring local outdoor art installations such as Mary Sibanda's Long Live the Dead Queen to central Jo'burg. While continuing to freelance as a fashion writer, which won her a Sanlam fashion journalism award in 2008, Bongela travelled to New York and interned with Fashion TV. She recently became co-owner of Jozi's first branch of the renowned fashion boutique. Mememe, after successfully testing the waters with her series of pop-up shops, which stocked local designers, under the label Pulchritude. � Lynley Donnelly

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