An entrepreneur and businesswoman who has been the founder and developer of three successful retail boutique brands that champion local design and ethical production. Coppelia, Mungo & Jemima and MeMeMe which together have opened a number of outlets over the years.
Alongside this over 20 years as head designer for Coppélia clothing, always with a focus on nurturing and supporting the local clothing production industry.
Flattering, feminine clothes for grown-up women. This is the simple ethos behind Coppélia, founded by Kirsty Bannerman. Recognising a gap in the market for wearable, hand-crafted pieces that don’t cost the earth, the Cape Town based designer launched her unique, colourful designs in 2005.
With a love of good craftsmanship, Kirsty's intuitive eye for colour, pattern and a really good fit, creates fantastically flattering dresses that are kind to the body and can be worn day and night.