Quiteria & George, a South African haute couture designer duo in partnership with Manualrossa Apparel produced an outift worn by Beyoncé at the Global One Festival South Africa on November 2, 2018.
The dress was an inspiration of the “METAMORPHOSIS” line recently showcased by Quiteria & George at Africa Fashion Week. Quiteria Kekana, co-designer at Quiteria & George says, “We have always made it our mission to one day dress Beyoncé, but we never thought that the day would come so soon. This dress was designed with the purpose to showcase our capabilities and is reflective of all the positive changes taking place.”
George Malelu, co-designer at Quiteria & George adds, “Growing up, I never would have imagined that one day I would be part of history making like this. We are extremely proud of our work and that a mega talent was able to it in our lifetime. We are also grateful to the collaboration with Manualrossa, which shows what can be achieved when brands work together.”
Enhle Mbali Maphumulo, Founder at Manualrossa Apparel expressed excitement and gratitude that she was involved in the production process of a gown that drew much of the world’s attention. “Having recently launched two stores of my design brand for pregnant women in Johannesburg and New York, I am happy that I could collaborate in this historical creation, and represent not only South Africa’s fashion industry, but its talent.”
In 2018, Quiteria & George has designed for various other well-recognised shows including the Miss South Africa pageant, Arise Fashion Week in Nigeria, Afrimma Fashion Show as well as Dakar Fashion Week by Adama Paris.