Rich Mnisi attending Day 1 of the SA Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 Collection (SAFW SS19) at Sandton City Rooftop on April 03, 2019 in Sandton, South Africa.
JOHANNESBURG - South African designer Rich Mnisi took home the Emerging Designer of the Year at the Essence Best in Black Fashion awards.
In a lengthy Instagram post, Mnisi said he was humbled to receive the award.
"Thank you to @moanaluu for recognising me and following my work from inception.
"Even with tears running down my face from all the pain we face in South Africa, I am hopeful that we will come together as a people and create the world we want to live in", read his caption on Instagram.
The inaugural Best in Black Fashion Awards kicked off on Wednesday, September 4, two days before the New York Fashion Week.