About Us

We are Carel Pieter Du Preez and Simone Zandstra; Best friends who share a mutual passion for International Fashion, Art & Lifestyle. We started our brand in 2012 when we brought our Custom Made clothing concept from Europe to South Africa, after we felt there was a big demand in South Africa for more international- & individual styles. 


'Modernism' is all about mixing the old with the new, without any rules. We focus on classic items, with a modern twist.

The Modernist Tailor Made crafts exquisite Tailor Made Suits, Blazers, Waistcoats, Shirts, Pants, Tuxedo’s and Tail Coats/Morning Coats. We bring you world- class quality and craftsmanship, at affordable prices, without compromising on the quality. Our garments are made to your body measurements, your choice of fabric and personal design. We cater for all body types and sizes, plus sizes welcome! We also craft ladies formal suits & shirts.

Among our clients are TV personality Riaan Cruywagen, top International business men, judges and advocates. 


Tailor Made suit or jacket is a wardrobe essential for every man and to have a garment tailor made is an experience that will separate you from other men on a very noticeable level; A Tailor Made suit will ensure you of the best fit and a far more superior quality than a mass produced garment bought in a store (and better money spent), as well as a great opportunity to dress according to your personal style!


Our Designer Suits are crafted from patterns from Italy and are designed according to the latest international fashion trends and styles. Our many different design options will give you endless creative opportunities. 


We welcome you in our showroom in Bloemfontein, Free State and in the Western Cape, where we are available Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Helderberg & Overberg Region.