Designer Biography

Ishmael Tsakatsa is the founder and head designer for the brand Zargue’sia. Born in 1992, Ishmael grew up with a love for unique fashion and style. He first appeared on the fashion scene at the Zimbabwe Fashion Week 2012 in a Young Designers competition. He then launched his brand Zargue’sia in 2013 at Zimbabwe Fashion Week where he was nominated for the Emerging Designer of the Year. He was awarded the Zimbabwean Designer of the Year title at the Zimbabwe Fashion Awards night in September 2014. Ishmael’s designs are mainly inspired by the word of God from the Bible and the essence that lies behind his brand is the magnificence and radiance of God’s beauty.


Awards & Accolades

  • 2022 Africa Fashion Reception, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 2022 Globalspin Award, Mumbai India
  • 2022 Style Icon Zimbabwe Awards, Designer of the Year
  • 2021 Paris Fashion Week
  • 2020 Mzuzu Fashion Week, Malawi
  • 2020 Fashion without Borders Africa, Botswana
  • 2019 Soweto Fashion Week, South Africa
  • 2017 Zimbabwe Models Awards, Best Designer award
  • 2017 Mozambique Fashion Week
  • 2017 Swahili Fashion Week, Tanzania
  • 2016 Style Oracle Fashion Awards, Best couture designer nominee
  • 2016 Swahili Fashion Week
  • 2015 Future Africa Leaders Award in Lagos Nigeria at the Loveworld Convocation Arena
  • 2015 Best Entrepreneur Award at the University of Zimbabwe Vice Chancellor’s Awards
  • 2015 Loveworld Festival of Music and Arts Exhibition in South Africa
  • 2014 Zimbabwean Designer of the Year Award at Zimbabwe Fashion Week
  • 2014 Harare International Festival of the Arts Man Fashion Show
  • 2013 Nominee for the Emerging Designer of the Year Award at Zimbabwe Fashion Week
  • 2013 Castle Tankard Fashion Show Award
  • 2013 Cultural and Social fair Exhibition Award
  • 2012 Zimbabwe Fashion Week Young Designers Competition
  • 2012 Midlands Show Society Exhibition Award
  • 2012 Midlands Show Society Home Industry Award in Tailoring and Fashion Design


About the Brand

A luxuriant Christian brand that exudes the effulgence of God’s beauty and love. It is an allure of elegance, opulence and a romanticism of royalty. The Zargue’sia brand is a reflection of the aesthetic inner beauty and grace in a man and woman of affluence and excellence.

Is that woman that well adorns her femininity with flair. She is that virtuous woman of affluence who takes pleasure in clothing that depict pure timeless elegance. Her sense of style is conservative and gracious yet sophisticated and dramatic

A debonair man who embraces his masculinity with sartorial elegance and style. He is a man who is fashion forward, sophisticated and urbane whereas he displays a character and personality of a suave gentleman who is self-assured and a man of honor and respect

Impeccable tailoring with precision and attention to detail. We value comfort and luxury


Contact Us


Malvern Corner, 2nd Floor, Cnr Second street and Selous Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe

Open Hours:

By Appointment


+263 785 603 967

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