Being able to stand out when it comes to fashion is not always the easiest thing. However, we have personalities that make it look effortless and admirable. Expressing who you are as a member of the fashion community is a talent left to those constantly interested in creating a style filled with their signature tastes.
Those like South African style influencer and owner of CMK couture, Mmanaka.
She is a definite force on the African fashion scene who stands out because of her expressive sense of style. Her social media feed is a burst of color featuring exciting posts as she documents her style, travels and her work in fashion. Her followers will agree with me that her style is far from predictable and she always aims to add something fresh and exciting to her style palette. In today’s world of fashion blogging, one might find it difficult to keep an audience glued to each and every blog post. So creators like Mmanaka instead, create content on their social media pages. She delivers quality that her audience can relate to and appreciate.
She has her own personal, self-titled blog, where she shares posts on her style as well as her travels. The Johannesburg native, who is a regular at fashion events and has hopes of one day living in New York City, started her blog because of her love for fashion and with the hopes to help other fashion enthusiasts. Her blog is mainly on lifestyle, travel and fashion.
Mmanaka’s personal style indicates that she has a large personality that is fun, bubbly and wonderful to have around. She has a great love for bright colors and never shies away from a classic color blocking style situation. She keeps up with trends and adds a hint of her own style while she is at it. Travelling is close to her heart. From her travels you can tell that she has great respect and appreciation for art; she frequents art galleries and museums around the world and the artist in her is reflected in her choice of clothing.
Mmanaka is the founder of CMK couture which is a clothing brand with an online presence based in South Africa.
The brand carries dresses, hats, coats you name it, they have it. Being that she is the creator of the brand, her pieces are a reflection of her interests when it comes to fashion. One of her most popular pieces would have to be their “Mfumukazi Ntetwana Maxi hat“. It comes in an assortment of colors and can act as the only accessory your look will need. This hat is the epitome of over the top elegance.
She acts as her own muse and creatively styles her brand’s clothing as a part of wear testing. This is something I am sure her clients highly appreciate. She has found a way to make her hobby a way of living and is certainly living her best slay life. Mmanaka attended the annual “Vive le Polo” event and was crowned best dressed female at the event. She went with hues of blue with a hint of white and I wasn’t surprised that she took the crown.
Mmanaka’s personal style is futuristic, elegant, classic yet ever so chic. She puts together contemporary and mainstream pieces to bring together her signature look every time she gets dressed up. Her style is never dull and she will never be easy to miss in a crowded room.
Here is a look at some of Mmanaka’s best style moments.
With so much expression from her style, it’s impossible to not either get inspired or simply obsess over how she does fashion. Mmanaka is the true example of style being eternal and fashion being replaceable.