“Have a passion for what you do…”
Kimberley born Orapeleng Modutle is slowly becoming a household name
KIMBERLEY – Yes indeed; it has happened by design for Kimberley born and Pretoria based designer Orapeleng Modutle. Orapeleng Modutle Style Avenue which is also known as OM Style Avenue, currently rates as one of the most sought after designers that can stitch the freshest of designs for the red carpet and exclusive events. Astonishingly, the creative’s praise-singers include the likes of Nono Ntshingila who is the head honcho of Facebook Africa and media personalities in Bonang Matheba, Boity Thulo and Nandi Madida among others. OM Style Avenue has already amassed under its belt 4 runways, 7 collections, 400 items made and 150 clients. Could coming from Kimberley have served as a source of inspiration for this top designer?
Modutle opined in the affirmative; “coming from Kimberley and having to slowly accomplish some of my aspirations are some of the goals I have set for myself. I have managed to showcase on some of South Africa’s biggest platforms and internationally and Orapeleng Modutle is slowly becoming a household name.” Some nuggets of wisdom for local designers aspiring to crack the catwalks? “Stay focused and always remember that you are as good as your last garment. Find a niche in the market and try to sell something different that will set you apart from the other brands.”
For Modutle, authenticity is like the camel making it through the eye of the needle; “we provide trendy, urban, stylish, versatile, unique, comfortable-to-wear apparel that transcends our customers across all aspects of their evolving lifestyles.” Yes indeed, the craftsmanship and lifestyle orientated designs appear to be what is setting the best apart from the rest in this highly competitive industry. “It goes with immense hard work and having a passion for what you do, that will take you to much greater heights,”emphasised Modutle.