Melerine & Rose International’s head designer and owner, Kagiso Mac Mashilo, a 29 years old fashion designer from Mabopane will be exhibiting his work in France later this year. Mashilo, who was born in Klipgat, went to Refentse Primary School and Hebron Technical and Commercial High School. His hardworking parents, both from Limpopo are part of his inspiration.

‘’My family has always allowed me to dream and pursue all of my dreams, they influenced me to understand humanity, have respect, and know my roots because they both worked in the informal sector’’ said Mashilo.

Motivated by a desire to succeed, he pursued his studies for Fashion design at Tshwane North collage, He soon realized he had the potential to start his own company. Mashilo hopes that his work in fashion will help Mabopane become a tourist destination. He also is passionate with charity, giving back to the community.

“I recently designed a collection to raise funds for a community orphanage in Winterveldt with Mrs Makgofe Moagi, Charity from Skeem Saam.” Mashilo said. Mashilo’s work will be on display at The Ritz Hotel at Vendome during Paris Fashion Week in September. “Paris is the fashion capital of the world, and my goal is to have my design recognized around the world.” Mashilo concluded.

Reporter: Palesa Maneli

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