Welcome to Shifting Sands Timeless Couture

Whether you are looking for an Ndebele, Tswana, Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho, Pedi or any African inspired or cultural gown, or traditional attire Shifting Sands will accommodate your style, and will bring your traditional wedding to life.

Having enjoyed 25 years of fabulous success in a highly competitive industry that is packed with talent, Shifting Sands has become a sought after label worldwide. Leading this dynamic team is couturier, Sanette van Schalkwyk. She conjures up magnificent, original and elegant wedding, special occasion and evening gowns. Shifting Sands unique African range will simply take your breath away.

Her unique ability to combine rich, elaborate textures and exquisite fabrics with unusual items from various cultures around the world, sets her apart from the rest. Perfect fit and elegant styling have become synonymous with the Shifting Sands Couture label. Whether you prefer traditional attire or something uniquely different, Sanette will accommodate your style.

Not only will Shifting Sands create a dream gown for the bride, but its primary designer, Sanette, will bring the same dedication and attention to detail to the entire bridal party including the groom, bride’s maids, flower girls, mother of the bride and any other individual forming part of the bridal retinue.