- From a young age, Khothatso Tsotetsi knew he wanted to pursue a career in fashion
- However, the road to becoming a success in the fashion industry was far from smooth
- Tsotetsi said he had to work hard and he learned important lessons while working for a top designer
Khothatso Tsotetsi's name has been tied to notable fashion shows and celebs, including Kelly Khumalo.
However, his road to success was a bumpy one and he quickly learnt the fashion industry is a competitive field.
According to a report by beautifulnews.co.za, Tsotetsi knew from a young age he wanted to become a designer.
While all the other kids would play in the kasi, he would create dresses from scratch. However, after completing matric, Tsotetsi discovered the fashion industry is a dog-eatdog world.
The young upcoming designer credits the confidence he has in himself, as well as his vision and work ethic, for his success.
“You have to understand what it means to be at the bottom in order to be at the top,” he was quoted.
Tsotetsi went on to work for acclaimed designer, Clive Rundle, before he started his own company.
According to Tsotetsi, working with some of the fashion industry giants taught him valuable lessons.
“I realised that accountability comes from even a small piece of fabric,” he said.
Tsotetsi said he felt his career took off when famous model, Alek Wek, wore one of his designs at the Mercedes-Benz AFI Fashion Week nearly seven years ago.
Since then, Tsotetsi has attended the Black Fashion Week in Paris and he even dressed some notable names in the SA entertainment industry.
Briefly.co.za previously reported SA superstar Kelly Khumalo was photographed sporting one of Tsotetsi's designs. It was the start of a beautiful partnership and since then the SA celeb has wore several of his outfits - which he often boasts about on social media.
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