Rich Fumani Mnisi (born December 14, 1993), popularly called Rich Mnisi, is a talented South African celebrity fashion designer and entrepreneur.
The African heritage and pop culture are his primary sources of inspiration. He has been featured in many editorial pages of top local and international magazines like ELLE, Dazed and Confused, and GQ online.
Mnisi has dressed many popular celebrities in South Africa and has worked with several global brands like Coca-Cola. In 2019, he was recognized with the Emerging Designer of the Year award, Essence Best in Black Fashion Awards.
|Full Name:||Rich Fumani Mnisi|
|Born:||14 December 1993 (age 28 years)|
|Place of birth:||Johannesburg|
|Education:||Fashion Design and Business Management|
|Alma mater:||Leaders in the Science of Fashion|
|Wife • Girlfriend:||Boity Thulo|
|Occupation:||Fashion Designer • Entrepreneur|
|Net Worth:||US$700 000|
Rich Mnisi was born on 14 December 1993 in Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa. As a child, he watched his younger sister turn a pair of jeans into in skirt and that inspired him. He would design magazine papers and curtains to get a better look.
After his family, especially his mother and grandmother, encouraged and sponsored him to go into fashion. With his family on his side, he continued to try out more designs as he grew. His love for fashion and design influenced his education.
Rich Mnisi studied Fashion Design and Business Management at the prestigious Leaders in the Science of Fashion (LISOF).
Rich Mnisi created the fashion company OATH Studio in 2014. The studio created him the opportunity to figure out the demands of his clients. He bagged the Young Designer of the Year award at the African Fashion International in 2014.
In 2019, he partnered with South Guild to launch his new piece of furniture Nwa-Mulamula: Alkebulan. His designs are so beautiful and classy that he received another award. He was the recipient of the 2019 Emerging Designer of the Year award by Essence publication at Essence’s inaugural Best in Black Fashion Awards.
His love for designs has created other opportunities for him. He owns other projects like the Rich Mnisi mask project which he started in 2019 after the COVID-19 breakout in South Africa.
Rich also designs furniture including cover chaises and stools. The design is named after his late great-grandmother Nwa-Mulamula. He has also worked with international stars and celebrities.
Legendary singer Ciara wore his dress in the Freak Me video. Music star Beyonce wore his dress to the Global Citizen Concert in South Africa in 2018.
Rich has also dressed many local celebrities like Thembi Seete, Maps Maponyane, Sarah Langa, Lamiez, Boity Thulo, and Bonang Matheba has his wears
- African Fashion International Young designer in 2014
- Emerging Designer of the Year award by Essence publication in 2019
- Forbes 30 under 30 lists in 2019
Rich Mnisi is active on many social media platforms where he posts pictures of his designs. Rich has many pictures of beautiful designs and models most of his wear. His wears are unique.
The fashion icon is followed by many celebrities who love and appreciate his works.
Rich Mnisi is outspoken and has shared his views on masculinity, gender roles, and feminism. In 2019, he celebrated his birthday with a lavish party at the Wonderland Club.
Many celebrities attended the party including Bonang Matheba, Trevor Stuurman, and Boity Thulo, among others. Some publications linked celebrity fashion designer Rich Mnisi to LGBT.
Boity and Rich Mnisi sparked a romance rumor after they appear in matching outfits. The media personality then fueled rumor when called the Rich her “husband” in a birthday post.
Mnisi has worked with many top brands and celebrities in South Africa. He has dressed many celebrated and respected personalities for occasions, events, and work. Rich Mnisi has an estimated net worth of US$700 000.
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