KS is short for Kokonut Stylist and KS is mainly a fashion brand established in 2009 by Koko Hlophe. Over the years Kokonut Stylist has evolved immensely from being just a blog to becoming a trend-setting fashion house that regularly showcased at international fashion shows.
It was Koko’s innate love for fashion that compelled her to start her fashion blog which ran between the years 2009 and 2012. Over these years, the Kokonut Stylist blog amassed quite a following and began capturing the attention of media outlets; both glossy magazines and print media in the Kingdom of Eswatini, South Africa and Kenya.
Koko’s great love for style later developed into design for clothing. This was where some of the most exciting years in brand KS were. This phase of the evolution of Kokonut Stylist had a 5 year span between the years of 2014 to 2018 and it saw Koko jetting off to international fashion shows and dressing the most influential people from all across Africa as well as people from places as far and wide as Canada, the UK and the United States of America. It is without a doubt that some of the highest and greatest honours and highlights for Kokonut Stylist were during the years of fashion design and clothing manufacturing. It was in these years that Kokonut Stylist opened a fashion showroom in the capital city of the Kingdom of Eswatini, dressed royalty and jetted off to Ethiopia and Paris to showcase original Swazi lihiya-(cloth)-inspired clothing.
Ten years later, Kokonut Stylist is once again evolving into a holistic brand that embraces at Koko’s love for fashion, fashion styling, art, travel and décor.