Rich Mnisi biography, age, wife, fashion designer & profile

Rich Mnisi (born on 14 December 1993 in Johannesburg) is a ‘young and successful’ fashion designer.

He founded the OATH studio and the source of design inspirations are the African heritage and pop culture.

He has appeared on the editorial pages on both home and international media including Marie Claire, ELLE, Guardian, and more.

His unique fashion skills have drawn the attention of best performing global brands including CocaCola.

Mnisi took home the ‘ 2019 Emerging Designer of the Year award’ at the Essence Best in Black Fashion Awards.


Rich Mnisi biography
Rich Mnisi a South African fashion designer.
NameRich Mnisi
Age26 years old
Date of birth14 December 1993
Place of birthJohannesburg
BirthdayDecember 14th
NationalitySouth African
ProfessionFashion designer
EducationFashion Design and Business Management
Alma materLeaders in the Science of Fashion


His date of birth is on the 14th of December 1993 and the place of birth is in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Rich Mnisi is 26 years old, his birthday comes up every year on December 14th.


Mnisi’s love for fashion and design could be traced down to his years as a child. His sister could be credited as his source of inspiration.

He then started to work on magazine papers and curtains making them appear better.

His grandma and his mother were also notable sources of inspirations to enter into fashion. Mnisi’s interest in fashion waxed stronger as he grew up.


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He attended Leaders in the Science of Fashion (LISOF) and obtained a BA in Fashion Design and Business Management.


Rich and Boity Thulo triggered speculations some months ago. The rumor was born after the shared a photo containing him and Boity on social media, Twitter.

He left a caption that drew the attention of the followers the more and it read “My wife and I”.

Both of them have also been sharing photos of them in a ‘matching outfit’ on social media.


In 2014, he established OATH Studio which played a notable role in figuring out the needs of his clients.

Still, in 2014, he took home the “Young Designer of the Year award held by the African Fashion International”.

Mnisi made an announcement on the partnership with Southern Guild in 2019. 

The same year, in 2019, he received the Emerging Designer of the Year award by Essence publication. 

He received the award at Essence’s inaugural Best in Black Fashion Awards.

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