Amanda Laird Cherry is a fashion designer who was born in Cape Town, South Africa but moved to Durban with her father when she was five years old. She studied fashion design at Natal Technikon and Durban University of Technology, graduating in 1993. She says she gets most of her inspiration from her country and all of its various people. She opened the South African chain store called The Space as well as her own eponymous clothing company, Amanda Laird Cherry Apparel. She was the design director at Instinct for ten years where her work was shown in both London and Africa. She is internationally known and shares her time between South Africa and the United States.
images from: 2015 SA Fashion Week AW16 by Simon Deiner / SDR Photo