Inside 10: Designer Thebe Magugu Joins Ten Men at Home

Knock-knock! Who’s there? Step into the world of some of our favourite fashion men as they relax at home. Kick your shoes off at the door and we’ll give you the full tour. Highlights include collectable ceramics, architectural plants, modernist sofas and stunning art, all garnished with handsome looks from the AW21 collections. Up first, South African design maven Thebe Magugu, who wears all clothing designed by him. 

What’s your most prized possession?

“I am a notorious hoarder – so I have a big bookshelf where I keep all my most prized possessions. I love things that make me feel connected to fashion today, and I keep objects I’ve received from people I admire. On this shelf sits my first sketchbook gifted to me by my mom, fabrics I received from Jonathan Anderson, the About Time exhibition book sent to me by Anna Wintour, rattle-snake eggs from Kanye West’s Yeezy presentation, and all the books I feel have contributed to my visual literacy.”

What dream item would make your home all that more special?

“It’s not an object but I would love to adopt a pure white Afghan Hound. I have never seen anything chicer in my life – the elegance alone.”

What’s the key to keeping your humble abode a happy one?

“I think one must really adopt the idea of home as sanctuary – I made the mistake, for a very long time, of prioritising work way too much. Many people who came to visit me felt like I lived in a high-school dormitory because of how extremely stark it was. As I started buying things that turned the house into a home, I felt a shift in my mental well-being as well, because my home-life started feeling less like a “waiting room” and more of a place that, whenever I walk in, I feel relief.”

Photography by Andile Buka. Keep your eyes peeled for more inductees to our Ten Men at Home series. Taken from Issue 54 of 10 Men – BOLD & BEAUTIFUL – is out NOW. Order your copy here.