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IQOQO Sessions: Fashion

Tue Aug 1, 13:00 - Tue Aug 1, 14:00

True Design, Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank


This session is fully booked.

IQOQO Sessions is a series of nine inspiring talks hosted by IQOQO and taking place on 1, 2, 3 August 2023 at True Design in the Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank. IQOQO Sessions is a satellite event of Joburg Decor & Design Week, which is a new amalgamation of three very successful events: Decorex, Design Joburg, and 100% Design. 

Each Session tells a gripping story full of big ideas about how a leading young creative in South Africa arrived at their groundbreaking early-career moment. In the process, these aspirational and educational tales reveal the networks and opportunities that exist in South Africa and the world that they were able to access in order to reach their dreams.

What journey did a filmmaker go on to develop their first feature? How did a fashion designer come to stage their first debut international fashion show? What led to that artist’s first major exhibition? How did a game developer create their game or that architect their first award-winning building? What is the story behind their passion for Virtual Reality? Or how did they end up working in animation?


Papama Mtwisha’s talents exceed simple classification, traversing such varied roles as fashion director, stylist, designer, speaker and now businesswoman.

She’s been at the forefront of South African fashion for almost two decades while forging a multi-dimensional career fueled by pure passion and a deep sense of purpose. Having qualified in fashion design in 2001, Mtwisha cut her teeth as a fashion and beauty editor for various publications while racking up credits for her work on TV shows, award-winning music videos and other collaborative projects. 

Founded in 2016, Butter Pudding is Mtwisha’s entrepreneurial debut, a kids clothing line inspired by her two daughters. She has since launched Africa Your Time Is Now, a contemporary label designed to challenge common stereotypes and offer commentary on subjects like Afro-optimism, heritage and ethnic identity.

She’s been invited to speak at several conferences and has sat on judging panels for SA Fashion Week, AFI Joburg Fashion Week, PICA Awards and Decorex, to name a few.


IQOQO Sessions: Fashion
True Design, Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank
21 Keyes Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196
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