Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Profile: MTK Brand Mark by Fatima Charmaine Mekgwe



It’s a tough challenge to find emerging talent on the continent of Africa. I’m not sure whether it’s because some designers are not yet online, or maybe someone people are still too cautious about sharing their information before they’ve made it big. Or maybe people just don’t like responding to requests for information on emerging designers… Regardless, when I do find someone new bringing the African flavour to consumers, packing some heat, I have to share.

Mateke (MTK) Brand Mark, is a fashion house which specializes in the designing and production of unisex ready-to-wear collections. Established 10 February 2012, the brand is young and making their mark through online marketing means. Officially launched April 27, Head Designer, Fatima Charmaine Mekgwe, has managed to get herself noticed more than enough by showcasing at both the Colour In The Desert Fashion 2012 event and at Gaborone Fashion Weekend 2012.










Fatima’s designs are casual with a quirky twist. Using cottons and durable daywear materials, she mixes them with indigenous fabrics and interesting cuts to create something special for those of us who take to the streets everyday. MTK also presents a more tailored set of pieces, especially for the gents, that allows you to slip from office to sundowners without breaking much of a sweat.

As always, it’s forever encouraging to see young talent popping onto the scene and to find them producing quality products over large quantities of crap. We trust MTK Brand Mark’s appearances at the two recent fashion events marks the beginning of further appearances on such platforms and also garners even more support than they currently have.


MTK Brand is on Facebook. Check out their page for more and to place an order or two or three.

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