10 Things x Rich Mnisi

Unexpected wins + inside his Maboneng apartment


Interview: Akim Jardine | Images: Supplied | Design: Keshia Chapman

“I’m pretty sure no one else thinks I am,” Rich Mnisi says jokingly, in response to being called cool. Ever since winning the Mercedes-Benz Young Designer of the Year award in 2014, the creative director has been on our radar as one of the most hardworking creatives and entrepreneurs in the fashion industry. You can feel the dedication to his craft and brand that exudes a sense of being at peace with itself. How Rich keeps cool, incoming, as he casually slips in how he’s dressed two mega-celebs in one week.

  1. My mother
  2. Beyoncé
  3. Kim Jones
  4. Tristan Plessis
  5. a.p. bio
  6. Jonathan Anderson
  7. Karabo Poppy Moletsane
  8. Lady Skollie
  1. Pierce my ears
  2. Drink alcohol
  3. Throw a party called 2 Million Icons
  4. Love dim sum
  5. Make a Thai coconut curry
  6. Dress Beyoncé and Naomi Campbell in the same week
  1. Hand sanitiser
  2. My phone
  3. A solar power bank
  4. AirPods
  5. A tripod

I love plants and flowers, so I created a space where the greenery would pop. Navy walls and peach doors, even though they’re a little bit tacky, were it for me!


You have to do this knowing that it may not work today and it may not work tomorrow, but it is the right thing to do.