SA Menswear Week designer Q+A – Rich Mnisi

A collection inspired by the SMEG refrigerator sounds bizarre, but knowing it’s in the hands of designer Rich Mnisi means it will be something to be marvelled at come the second SA Menswear week.

Rich Mnisi at 2015 SAMW AW. Pic by Simon Deiner/ SDR photo
Rich Mnisi at 2015 SAMW AW. Pic by Simon Deiner/ SDR photo

1) Describe your brand in a sentence

OATH Studio is a passionate expression birthed through design.

Rich Mnisi at 2015 SAMW AW. Pic by Simon Deiner/ SDR photo
Rich Mnisi at 2015 SAMW AW. Pic by Simon Deiner/ SDR photo

2) Tell us about the collection you’ll be showing at SAMW

It’s a very structured collection mixed in with eastern influences, the Smeg refrigerator motivated the silhouette, colour palette and details. It’s a question of function and visual interpretation.

Rich Mnisi at 2015 SAMW AW. Pic by Simon Deiner/ SDR photo
Rich Mnisi at 2015 SAMW AW. Pic by Simon Deiner/ SDR photo

3) What inspires you daily?

Passion, people and their cultures as well as creative activity.

Rich Mnisi at 2015 SAMW AW. Pic by Simon Deiner/ SDR photo
Rich Mnisi at 2015 SAMW AW. Pic by Simon Deiner/ SDR photo

4) Finish the sentence, menswear in South Africa is…

Gradually developing it’s own legs and deserved hype.

*Follow Rich here and buy tickets here

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