LEO SZN, a creative consultancy specializing in fashion and beauty business development, curated an industry gathering during SA Fashion Week SS24 collections showcase. This experience convened a coterie of fashion’s leading lights – innovators, tastemakers, models, designers, photographers and artrepreneurs – to celebrate the burgeoning South African fashion landscape. 


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The evening unfolded as a testament to LEO SZN’s commitment to fostering a thriving ecosystem within the South African fashion industry. Guests, treated to a specially curated menu by acclaimed chef Akido at his eponymous restaurant at The Leonardo, were then whisked away to witness the latest collections on the SA Fashion Week runway. This blend of culinary artistry, industry connection and the next generation of design underscored the holistic approach LEO SZN espouses for its clientele. 


LEO SZN: Shepherding South African Fashion’s Ascent 

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LEO SZN takes a holistic approach to business and brand development, delving into a brand’s core essence and meticulously translating their vision into a tangible growth trajectory. Leveraging a unique understanding of the creative industry’s nuances, we implement strategic business operations that streamline efficiency. This allows designers to remain focused on the nucleus of their brand – the creative fire. Through planning and strategic execution, LEO SZN unlocks a brand’s potential, transforming it into quantifiable results.


“Our celebratory gathering during SA Fashion Week underscores our unwavering commitment to empowering South African fashion and beauty brands,” says Kirsten Leo, founder of LEO SZN. “We are passionate about cultivating an environment where local luxury brands can not only flourish domestically, but also continue to captivate the international market. By fostering connections and facilitating collaboration, we aim to propel these brands onto the global stage.”



About LEO SZN 

LEO SZN is a creative consultancy dedicated to the strategic development of fashion and beauty brands. Our team possesses a wealth of experience and a proven track record of propelling brands towards sustainable growth.



LEO SZN Cultivates Connections at SA Fashion Week SS24
Consulting firm: @leosznconsulting

Photographer and videographer: @mortimer_olivia

Venue: @akidorestaurant

Partner: @thegrandmastermedia

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