Beauty Maswangani, Eugenie Drake • South Africa

Eugenie Drakes and Beauty Maswangani are the team behind the piece brand, which develops and curates a collection of high-end contemporary Southern African handcraft. Together they design beadwork pieces, which are inspired by cultures, and traditions but are contemporary in expression. Princesses, Presidents, Stars and many notables have collected their bold and unique designs globally. 

In 2010 the designers were commissioned to produce 10 pieces for the “Face of Africa Finals”, which was broadcast live from Lagos in Nigeria. Their work has been featured in books and on exhibitions in India and South Africa. In 2011 they were nominated for an AFI African Fashion Award in the Accessories Designer of Year Category.

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