Nkhensani Nkosi

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Nkhensani Nkosi is a fashion designer based in South Africa. Her label, Stoned Cherrie, created in 2000, has recently[when?] expanded to include eyewear and upholstery.[1] Ms. Nkosi has also been a television personality, actress and designer, including of ceramics. She has traveled throughout Africa and, coupled with her spiritual commitment to the creative process, has become a spokesperson for the diversity of African fashion.[2]

Work by Nkosi was exhibited at Fashion Institute of Technology as part of the exhibition Black Fashion Designers from December 2016 to May 2017 [3][4]

An image of Nkhensani Nkosi working in her Johannesburg studio is included in the book, "The Language of Fashion Design" as an example of how designer's develop their collection.[5]


  1. ^ "Winning Women: Renaissance fashion guru". News24. Retrieved 2017-03-08. 
  2. ^ Trebay, Guy (2009-02-14). "Revealing New Layers of African Fashion". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-03-08. 
  3. ^ Peoples, Lindsay. "Black Designers Finally Get a Museum Exhibit". The Cut. Retrieved 2017-03-08. 
  4. ^ "Black Fashion Designers | Fashion Institute of Technology". www.fitnyc.edu. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  5. ^ Volpintesta, Laura (2014-02-01). The Language of Fashion Design: 26 Principles Every Fashion Designer Should Know. Rockport Publishers. p. 213. ISBN 9781592538218. 

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