About Us

Hi! I’m Des. Founder of Signature by Des, lifelong fashion enthusiast, runner and multitasking maestro!

After many years working in the retail clothing industry, I decided to take the leap and create my very own brand.

I have really poured my whole heart into this business and, let me tell you, it hasn’t been easy! MANY nights burning the midnight oil, deadlines, follow ups, being responsible for marketing and accounting, creative and coordinator, fabric crises, wearing so many hats I don’t know where my head is sometimes! But it’s been worth every moment. I love that every day I get to be creative, I get to find inspiration in everything and I get to see my pieces on a number of EXTRAORDINARY women who truly are my muses and make every day interesting!

For me, the most important things for any piece of clothing is fit and finish. Each meter of fabric is pre-washed by our team, is checked and then double checked, and made to last. When designing my pieces, above all else, I imagine the women who will be wearing them. I imagine the Friday afternoon drinks with friends, the lazy Sundays at the beach and the woman who needs that extra boost to tackle her Monday meetings.

Signature by Des really is my heart and soul, and I’m available to chat to you anytime and for personal consultations at our showroom in Constantia upon request.

I’d always love to hear from you, so please feel free reach out to me!