Luko Designs is a Mandeni based fashion house that aspires to grow and develop upcoming fashion designers, the company was founded in 2005 by Mrs. Philisiwe Mpili-Mkhwanazi, a qualified fashion designer.

Philisiwe Mkhwanazi is 32 years old, she studied fashion in Cape Town College of Fashion Design (CTCFD) in 2011, before that I had studied Pulp and Paper Engineering working for South African Pulp and Paper Industry (SAPPI) for 4 years, she resigned to further her dream of fashion designing.

Her brand is inspired by African print and traditional gear.

Her aspirations in life are to own a boutique in future and a designer academy to assist young person who seek a career in fashion design.

In her journey of fashion entrepreneurship, she won the following awards:


  • 2nd Prize - Durban business fair exhibition 2014
  • Top 5 finalist - future leaders awards 2014
  • Top 11 finalist - Ithala Inkunz’ísematholeni youth in business awards 2015
  • 2nd runner - Ithala Imbokodo iyazenzela women in business awards 2015
  • Top 20 finalist - Ithala imbokodo iyazenzela women in business awards 2016

Contact details: Philisiwe Mkhwanazi, 079 832 0810, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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