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The form and silhouette found in this collection was mainly inspired by clothes worn by the Indian Rabari and other Indian attire. The Sesotho word â€śMmalaâ€ť translates as â€ścolourâ€ť, making colour a key element in the collection. Botshelo researched colour trends, which she then incorporated into the designs through over-dyeing.
She gravitated towards cotton because of its breathability and its ease of movement. Grateful to have been part of this yearâ€™s Edcon Design Innovation Challenge, and confident to start her own business in six years time, she sees herself running a successful fashion label full time, and possibly teaching and mentoring young fashion students aspiring to become successful fashion designers and entrepreneurs.