Durban-based Duke 'Clothe your Soul', was established by Umlazi born Sandile Duke Mngadi, who first tried to obtain an Electrical Engineering qualification.
This was a blessing in disguise because this saw a new beginning and a better future for me. It hasn’t been a smooth ride, but the future is definitely brighter.
"I couldn't finish my studies due to a lack of funds, but I had already started designing my own personal clothing at home during study breaks"...
Duke's focus changed to fashion design when demand for his clothing started to grow. The clientele started to grow from friends to other people who were interested in the brand.
Duke commenced working at the Entrepreneurial Fashion Studio, paying rent to use their machines and the space. "Six months later Duke and two friends opened a studio together, and today we all have our own independent studios.
"The clientele started to grow from friends to other people who were interested in the brand"...
The brand was officially established in 2012 when we decide to partner up with Ms Zasembo W. Mkhize and registered DUKE AND ZASS PTY (L.T.D.) and Duke “Clothe Your Soul” is still the trading name because it has built an identity in the emerging fashion industry.
One of our dreams as the brand Duke is to open our own flagship store, so that we can meet the demand for our clothes and other related products.
Duke's inspiration is 'drawn from the masses' and his range is designed for them too. "My personal definition of my style is AFROFUNK, a fusion of...
Our creations have featured in a number of Shows across the nation. These include, but are not limited to, the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week...
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