TeamSA outfit designer Sipho Lushaba describes their inspiration

Lester Kiewit chats to a single of the four younger designers about the outfits that experienced social media divided.

  • The 4 young South African designers are proud of their Olympic outfits for TeamSA
  • Social media have been really divided about the outfits on Friday when the crew walked out at the #Tokyo2020 Olympics opening ceremony

Image courtesy of TeamSA

The team of young designers Mbali Zulu, Nompumelelo Mjadu, Sandile Sikhakhane, and Sipho Lushaba has designed waves after the TeamSA outfits were being uncovered on Friday at the opening ceremony of the #2020Tokyo Olympics.

The crew was donned in khaki shorts, and veldskoen with shirts included in a leopard and protea print.

Lester chats to just one of the TeamSA outfit designers Sipho Lushaba about the powerful views expressed on social media.

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Maybe folks did not know what was at the rear of our inspiration and how it came about.

Sipho Lushaba, Designer

Lushaba describes the inspiration for the layout.

The inspiration came about immediately after we had been briefed about what they desired and what they would adore to use. So from there, we designed a print of our personal which was influenced by the Mandela print.

Sipho Lushaba, Designer

We took aspects of the Mandela shirt which is the Mandela print and we came up with the Significant 5 and took one of the big five animals, the leopard, and incorporated that with the print and incorporated the Protea in the print.

Sipho Lushaba, Designer


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