Dior Teams Up with Thebe Magugu for a Capsule Collection

The 2019 LVMH Prize Winner has designed a collection in support of the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project

Dior has teamed up with 2019 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Creators Winner, Thebe Magugu, to create a capsule collection in support of the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project foundation. “I met Thebe and I remained very impressed by his creative work but also by the fact that he produced all of his collections in South Africa with immense quality,” said creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri.

The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project was founded in 2007 by Theron, and has been championed by Chiuri since its inception. The project was founded to uplift health, education, and safety for youth in Southern Africa. In celebration of the capsule collection’s release, Dior has made a donation to the project. 

Magugu, the first designer from Africa to win the LVMH prize, has infused his own stylistic language into a reimagination of Dior’s New Look. The collection features a motif from Magugu’s eponymous brand based out of South Africa, which is a symbol of two intertwined female silhouettes that represent sisterhood. This imagery is seen across white t-shirts, emblazoned on the iconic Book Tote, and worked into a silk scarf in combination with the classic Dior constellation motif. 

“It’s an incredible honor,” said Magugu in regard to the collection. “You know, I have a deep respect for Maria Grazia and Dior and I love what Charlize is doing to really funnel resources and funding to certain organizations in South Africa to try and fight HIV and AIDS.”

Find out more about the collection, here.

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