Guest Nation LUKHANYO MDINGI x NICHOLAS COUTTS // Lukhanyo Mdingi x Nicholas Coutts from South Africa

Fashion / Photography / Performance
South African designers Lukhanyo Mdingi and Nicholas Coutts collaborate to illuminate each other’s aesthetics. The design partnership combines Mdingi’s minimalist approach with Coutts’ distinctive signature weaving style. Together, the designers create a menswear collection that embodies strength, empowerment and contemporary sophistication.
Lukhanyo Mdingi interprets minimal aesthetics through his clothing, finding the balance between line, form and texture. Mdingi creates minimal looks that are distinct and powerful, with a flare of contemporary elegance and sophistication.

Nicholas Coutts’ signature is creating garments that are textured and using fabrication to create a pleasing contrasting visual. Influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement, Coutts specialises in using handwoven fabrics and hand knitted items. 


 A special thanks to Lai Momo and Africa e Mediterraneo for their support in the show preparations.

The ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative and participating designers thank Aveda for their services during the event