- Rich Mnisi was recently trending after he debuted his Hiya Kaya '21 collection, which was inspired by the colourful vaTsonga culture
- One of his pieces, an R60k Xibelani skirt, soon trended in the country because of its hefty pricetag
- It has now been sold out as Mzansi richest decided to shower Mnisi with support and at the same time shush his haters
Rich Mnisi is the man and in case he wasn't sure of it before, we're pretty sure he is now. The young South African designer recently launched his Hiya Kaya '21 collection which was inspired by the colourful vaTsonga culture.
One of his pieces was a xibelani skirt with a hefty pricetag - R60k to be exact. Many South Africans just could not get over over the cost of the skirt and soon Mnisi was trending as locals shared their thoughts.
The skirt is now sold out and locals are both impressed and wowed that people actually had the cash to fork out on a designer skirt. Many of them once again headed online to share their thoughts about the skirt.
Read a few of their comments below:
"Kuthiwa nothing is “expensive” mntaka bawo, you are just not the target market."
"Maybe he made one or two to check the market or to create buzz around new fresh designs!"
"Anything that's "sold out" was never available... Marketing 101"
"I need the list yama buyers, need new friends"
"Hai soze!!! I'm sure he made 3 skirts only."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Rich Mnisi was trending on social media after his brand unveiled a Tsonga traditional Xibelani worth R60 000. Somizi has come out in defence of the exorbitant pricetag and has vowed to buy the traditional skirt.
Taking to social media, Somizi shared that while he was waiting to buy the skirt, he would buy other Rich Mnisi products. His announcement did not go down to well with other social media users who shared their thoughts. Twitter user DjVik7 said:
"Africans are comfortable with spending R100ks on Gucci and LVs (supporting foreign brands) but have guts to drag, complain and shame their follow African brother when he charge R100k for izimpahla zakhe, this stereotype must come to an end."
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