SA’s Thebe Magugu Makes History As First African Designer To Win LVMH Prize! It hasn’t been a great week for Mzansi but for some great news to make everyone proud, young SA designer Thebe Magugu has just become the first African to be awarded the most lucrative prize in the fashion industry, globally.
The 25 year old known for powerful and politicized women’s wear collections inspired by the social complexities of South Africa was awarded the 2019 LVMH Prize for emerging talent on Wednesday at a ceremony at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.
Magugu will receive R 4,9 million and a year of mentoring from within the professional ranks of LVMH, the French luxury group. Congrats to the star!