Renowned designer, Thebe Magugu, has crafted the official home and away kits for Orlando Pirates, which will be proudly worn by the team in the upcoming 2023/24 season.
His continued success in the fashion industry is evident, as he was recently honored by Vogue as one of the Next-gen entrepreneurs and agitators in their prestigious Vogue Business 100 Innovators list.
Just a year ago, Drip Footwear made waves in the sports industry by becoming the official footwear sponsor of Sekhukhune FC.
And now, talented designer, Thebe Magugu, has secured a major deal with none other than Orlando Pirates Football Club.
On Twitter, Thebe Magugu announced the exciting patnership.
Orlando Pirates x Thebe Magugu
We are pleased to announce that we have designed the official kit for @orlandopirates , the celebrated South African FC. In a ‘home kit’ of black and an ‘away kit’ of pistachio green, the set will serve the club for 2023/24 #orlandopirates pic.twitter.com/QfLSDu5HhP
— Thebe Magugu (@_ThebeMagugu_) July 11, 2023
Adding to his impressive roster of achievements, Thebe’s AW21 collection titled ‘Alchemy’ has garnered attention both locally and internationally.
Notably, American reality TV star Kylie Jenner was spotted wearing one of his pieces, followed by a fashion moment with global icon Rihanna, who donned a stunning Thebe Magugu Merino wool fringe knitted dress from the same collection.
Magugu gained international recognition after winning the prestigious LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers in 2019, becoming the first African designer to receive this honor.
His designs are characterized by a fusion of traditional African influences and contemporary aesthetics, showcasing his cultural heritage and vision.
Magugu’s collections have been showcased at major fashion events and exhibitions around the world, including Paris Fashion Week and London Fashion Week.
His work has been celebrated for its attention to detail, craftsmanship, and thoughtful narratives that often touch on social and cultural issues.
Thebe Magugu’s success keeps getting better with his new partnership with Orlando Pirates.
It’s another big achievement for him and we admire his talent and creativity in the fashion industry.