This Is How Fashion Start-Up B Mashilo Designs Found Success In The Fashion Industry. B.Mashilo Designs is an established brand that specialises in women’s ready to wear, traditional wedding dresses, bridesmaids and red-carpet apparel. The brand caters to South African women who prioritise quality, fit and customer experience. It offers a variety of custom-made garments tailored to the client’s specific needs along with personal styling services. With silhouette flattering dresses and tailored suits and dresses, it focuses entirely on garment execution, quality, attention to detail.
B.Mashilo Designs prides itself in offering a variety of custom-made garments tailored specifically to every client’s needs as it understands the importance of milestones such as weddings, graduation ceremonies, baby showers and matric dances. The company also caters to high fashion events such as the Durban July for all the glamorous ladies, to sophisticated corporate wear for the working woman, to everyday off the rack items for pregnant moms, ladies on the go and those who love running essential errands in the most stylish way possible.
The Brand’s focus has always been on using high quality fabric and hand-stitched detail techniques to make timeless garments. While using a variety of quality fabrics intricate hand detailing remains at the core, as it believes in excellent customer experience. B.Mashilo Designs was founded by Bonolo Mashilo who also serves as the company’s CEO. She is best described as a Fashion designer by profession and fashion guest speaker. Her brand is known for dressing the likes of Busisiwe Mkhwebane, the Public Protector of South Africa for four consecutive years on the State of Nation Address red carpet.
She’s a woman who has made many sacrifices for the success of her business. “On the 13th of February 2017, I made the bold decision to resign from my 9-5 corporate career as a fashion buyer to chase my dreams. I resigned from the lavish comfort of one leading fashion retailers and set up my own design studio in the garage at home. It wasn’t glamorous, far from comfort, but I knew I wanted more for myself and for my future, I wanted to become the best version of myself possible.”Mashilo explained on the company’s website.