Lukhanyo Mdingi weaves magic into his commemorative Coutts collection

The 2021 LVMH Prize semi-finalist has crafted a sartorial tribute to his close friend, the late fashion designer Nicholas Coutts, writes Jackie May

25 April 2021 - 00:00 By Jackie May

Lukhanyo Mdingi's studio is on the third floor of a building on the east side of Cape Town's city centre. The street below is busy. Upstairs the designer has created a serene space.

This year's been a good one for Mdingi. He was recently selected as a semi-finalist for the prestigious international LVMH Prize 2021 (

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