LOOK: SA’s finest come to slay as Volvo celebrates Rich Mnisi collaboration

Swedish luxury car brand Volvo and champagne producer GH Mumm hosted a fashionable summer soiree at Pablo restaurant in Sandton this week.

The “modern pan-African theme” saw guests dressed in outfits from top to toe in some of Africa’s leading designers.

Rich Mnisi, who was honoured at the event, wore a cream pants suit with tassels. “I wanted my outfit to complement the black-on-black wrap of the customised Volvo XC40 I designed,” points out the award-winning designer.

Mnisi credits his love for the bush as his source of inspiration.


“Throughout my career I have often sought refuge in seclusion, and there is no better place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life than to retreat to nature to switch off, reboot, and be present in the now. In spaces and moments of stillness and peaceful reflection, I have often found clarity and inspiration – and an unlocking of the deepest wells of my creativity,” he comments.

His partnership with Volvo marked the start of a summer campaign by the brand called #HiddenGem.

“#HiddenGem is built around one pertinent idea: that, after all we have been through, summer and the ability to move are more precious than ever before,” explains Charmagne Mavudzi, head of Consumer Experience at Volvo Car South Africa.

“The need for us to work together to limit the spread of a virus has given our perspective of safety a new meaning. This summer we will take to our cars, more than to planes or trains, to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors safely once again. We will do this in order to reunite with family and to revisit our places of importance and meaning – our #HiddenGem.”

Other celebrity guests included, Zuraida Jardine, Boity Thulo, Precious The Planner and Tshepi Vandla.

See our favourite looks below:

Zuraida Jardine


Boity Thulo


Precious The Planner


Tshepi Vandla


Jessica Nkosi