I’m Sipho Lushaba, a Creative Director of SVL Designs, based in Jo'burg/Durban, South Africa.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Management
  • Financial Management
  • Team Management
  • Design
  • Pattern Making
  • Garment Construction
  • Customer Service & Public Relations
  • Textile Design

Work Experience

Creative Director & Svl Designs

Took part in the VDJ Young Designer Competition 2019 where we were part of the semi fanilist, we had fun and enjoyed our first taste of runaway and we never looked back.

In the 2019 was also our last year of our college years, whereby we won our first award in fashion which was for best textile and embellishment award. 

Creative Director & SVL Designs

Let's talk about the DFF Mentorship Program, I was part of the Class of 2020 where I experienced my second joy of fashion runway and won the 1st merit award which earned us the opportunity to work with Mr.price for the next 2 years.

In the year 2021 it was the year where we started working with Mr.price in the first major collaboration where we were part of a group of creatives who designed the first locally produced Tokyo 2020 Olympic Opening Ceremony Kit.

2022-present day
Creative Director & SVL Designs

The year that start off with us working with Mr.price and other creatives to design the fabric print for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth games opening Ceremony Kit, the start of new beginings for SVL Designs .

The later part of the year saw SVL Designs been part of finalists of the Green Access Program, which led to us taking part in our debut show at the Lagos Fashion Week exciting it was.

Can't wait to create more stories for you.


Mopani FET College

Business Management- Financial Management

Lindiwe Kuzwayo Academy Of Fashion

Fashion design, where the love of fashion begin.