Quiteria & George (Q&G), a South African haute couture designer duo in partnership with Manualrossa Apparel produced an attire that was worn by Beyoncé at Global One Festival South Africa on November2, 2018.

The dress was an inspiration of the “METAMORPHOSIS” line recently showcased by Quiteria & George at Africa Fashion Week. Quiteria Kekana, co-designer at Quiteria & George comments, “We have always made it our mission to one day dress Beyoncé,but we never thought that the day would come so soon. This dress was designed with a purpose to showcase our capabilities and is reflective of all the positive changes taking place.”

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Beyonce and Jay-Z perform during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100)

George Malelu, adds “Growing up, I never would have imagined that one day I would be part of history making like this. We are extremely proud of our work and that a mega talent was able to wear it in our lifetime. We are also grateful to our collaboration with Manualrossa, which shows what can be achieved when brands work together ”.

Enhle Mbali Maphumulo, Founder at Manualrossa Apparel expressed excitement and gratitude that she was involved in the production process of a gown that drew much of the world’s attention. “Having recently launched two stores of my design brand for pregnant women in Johannesburg and New York – I am happy that I could collaborate in this historical creation, and represent not only South Africa’s fashion industry, but its talent.”

Taken By: Trevor Stuurman

In 2018, Quiteria & George has designed for various other well-recognised shows
including the Miss South Africa pageant, Arise Fashion Week in Nigeria, as well as
Dakar Fashion Week by Adama Paris.