Bonolo Mashilo is Founder, CEO of BMashilodesigns,best described as a Fashion designer by profession,fashion guest speaker and Village Queen by day. Her brand is known for dressing the likes of Busisiwe Mkhwebane, The Public Protector of Mzansi for four consecutive years on the State of Nation Address red carpet, to local superstars such as Lady Zamar, She has certainly made her presence felt on South African red carpets.
Her brand, Bmashilodesigns, has also made its TV debut on The Queen Mzansi which aired a collection specifically designed for Zenande Mfenyana who plays “GoodnessMabuza”.The collection consisting of ten detailed signature pieces,commanded attention and trended on Twitter as viewers noticed a change in wardrobe styling . Bonolo has also dressed Businesswoman and former Miss South Africa, Basetsana Kumalo who described Bonolo as a young, talented designer with an earnest desire to break into the industry.
She’s a strong woman who has made many sacrifices for the success of her business. “On the 13th of February 2017, I made the bold decision to resign from my 9-5 corporate career as a fashion buyer to chase my dreams. I resigned from the lavish comfort of one leading fashion retailers and set up my own design studio in the garage at home. It wasn’t glamorous, far from comfort, but I knew I wanted more for myself and for my future,I wanted to become the best version of myself possible.”