Autumn 2021

Capsule Collection


SS21 available on our online store

I am because

          We are

Africans have a thing called ubuntu.
We believe that a person is a person through other persons.
That my humanity is caught up, bound up, inextricably, with yours.
When I dehumanize you,
I dehumanize myself.
The solitary human being is a
contradiction in terms. Therefore you seek to work for the common good
because your humanity comes into its own in community, in belonging.

Regardless of our individual pursuits, we have to be a team grinding towards greatness.
To be a group of people on a quest to make the world better, not just different.
To support each other.

We have to believe that there is always room at the top. Believe in abundance and to work hard to make life great for everyone in our community.
Walk to the tree and enjoy the
fruit together.

Happiness comes from combining what we love to do with something that is

Communities have to make it their goal to improve thier health and happiness so that they can do what they love and contribute something that is meaningful. Together we have to believe that we are here to make the world a better place, because happy and healthy people have a better chance to do that
 than anyone else.



Nicolene Richards

“Crafted with meticulous care to detail and design. One of very few South African designers of note!”

Yanga Athandwe Dyan

“Attires that make one not just feel but look like a Queen too.
Keep up the good work”

Sameera Hamid

“When I left the show I was in love with Judith Atelier. Her designs are amazing. This was the BEST I HAD SEEN IN A WHILE I. I WAS IN LOVE. FACT. Moving forward I knew what I needed done for Eid. I wanted sophisticated beauty, not too much not too little. Judith understood absolutely ALL MY NEEDS VIA EMAIL. We communicated regarding fabrics and all I said was, ‘I trust your decision’. Best decision ever.”



Elna Rood

       "The dress has arrived and I'm in the clouds !

 It fits perfectly and it looks like I fitted it during the manufacuring process. I'm 1.73cm tall and I'm always worried about the length, but that's exactly right. Thank you very, very much!!!

Thank you also for being so punctual and faithful to the correspondence. It says a lot about you and your business.May you go from strength to strength."


Big Bad Wolf (South African Blogger)

"I had never known of Judith Atelier before but the moment the models strutted her collection Down the runway I knew I found a fashioned-spirit in Judith. Yet another powerful, generous, female designer on this list, Judith empowers local women by tapping into their master skills to create desirable garments for women WHO want to reflect confidence and femininity."


People Magazine SA

"Judith Atelier has always been the designer that is extremely smart when it comes to manipulating delicate fabrics. Their collections are feminine and have a luxurious feel. We love the texture that flows through each collection. All her pieces were made in such a unique way and compliments the woman figure."



Nataal Media

"Judith Atelier by Judith Smit proved to be one of the highlights of SAFW with her idea of a timeless wardrobe. Her clothes are beautifully constructed and shaped with captivating artistic characteristics. It is clear that some of her inspiration were drawn from herself."





Studio Location

4 Voortrekker Road




082 450 4217


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