Tasleem Bulbulia is an established South African designer, who draws inspiration from all aspects of her life and is known for her exquisite bespoke pieces and intricate designs. With over 20 years experience, she was a founding member of the Cape Town Fashion Council. With earlier labels she created, Funeka and Soul Child, which retailed in top South African stores, Tasleem worked to redefine womens’ fashion, by effortlessly combining an indigenous fashion aesthetic with high fashion techniques.
Her designs routinely feature at SA Fashion Week, Cape Town and Durban Fashion Week, the Design Indaba and at the Durban July. She’s featured on Top Billing, Pasella, Eastern Mosaic, and local and international fashion publications.
Incerpt of radio interview with Bulbulia Threads Designer, Tasleem Bulbulia and Director of Style Africa, Roshan Isaacs
The label showcases empowering images of women in Hijab, and Modest Wear, which is becoming increasingly powerful in the world of High Fashion. Bulbulia Threads represents women across all cultures looking to express themselves through elegant, modern designs. Characterised by its sculptural and architectural lines, Bulbulia Threads is a synthesis of classic couture and a growing fashion movement. Bulbulia Threads launched at the AFI Mercedes Benz fashion week in Johannesburg 2016 which was very well received by audiences. She was invited to showcase at Malaysia's inaugural Asia Islamic Fashion week 2017. Tasleem also featured in the worlds first virtual fashion week in Cover Magazine in 2017, reviewed by international luxury retail platform Farfetched followed by Torino Fashion Week, the first European mainstream Fashion Week event to include Modest Wear. She was the recipient of an AT FILMS Award, which includes a brand ambassadorship for the flagship range.