During South Africa Fashion Week, the House of Rubicon showcased their latest collection, which commemorates their 21st year as a prominent figure in South Africa’s fashion industry.
Founder and Creative Director Hangwani Nengovhela draws inspiration from the world heritage site of Mapungubwe, which tells the story of three brothers traveling through the region. One brother stopped to sleep and awoke to the breathtaking sight of Mapungubwe’s landscape.
He established the kingdom, which became an economic and cultural trading hub inviting travelers from around the world to trade in various items.
Rubicon’s Spring/Summer 2023 collection reimagines this story, depicting how the founder may have been introduced to a beautiful Asian woman, his future wife.
The pieces in the collection intricately depict how the bride may have curated her wardrobe, with a romantic and flowing aesthetic and structured edges.
The fabric selections and color choices represent the merging of the bride’s cultural influences with the African elements of her husband’s heritage.
“With this endearing romantic collection, we designed each of the garments to make the wearer feel emboldened, chic, and in touch with the essence of who she truly is. This is a return to her femininity,” affirmed Hangwani Nengovhela.
Notable attendees at the showcase included fashion designers David Tlale and Craig Jacobs, news anchor Abigail Visagie, media personalities Kim Jayde and DJ Sabby, reality TV stars Rosette Ncwana and Yaya Mavundla, artist Kyle Deutsch, and actress Nobuhle Mahlasela.
Fashion industry influencers Felipe Mazibuko and Yasmin Furie were also seen sitting in the front row, adding to the glamour of the event.
Rubicon, an award-winning Johannesburg-based brand, has become one of Gauteng’s most sought-after fashion destinations for women with a worldly perspective since its inception in 2002.
With 21 years of celebrated design, Rubicon Clothing embodies effortless style, form-flattering sophistication, tailored craftsmanship, and timeless appeal.
Founder and Creative Director Hangwani Nengovhela personifies the brand’s aesthetic, bringing subtle African opulence to each collection.