André Hattingh Creations
From 1987 closed 2012
Singer, actress, and songwriter, André Hattingh diversified her talents in 1987.André’s hobby had always been creating interesting unusual outfits for herself. Due to a financial crisis in the household she decided to spread her wings and bring out a collection of clothes to start a small business.
With hardly any capital and one sewing machine and a suitcase of bedspreads from India she set to work and created her first collection.
She made an instant slpash, being very much in the public eye because of her fame as a performer and made the cover of the Sunday Times Magazine in October 1987.
After many collections and years later,selling at flea markets, her hard work paid off.
She started manufacturing in a factory and buying natural batik fabric from Indonesia.
In 1998 she was invited to Paris to show her collection IMAGES OF AFRICA. It was a sell-out and she started her own studio in Parktown North. She closed it in 2012 exactly 25 years later.
During her time as a designer she made enough exclusive garments to dress a full stadium of women at Ellis Park and having used over 60 kilometers of fabric.