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Irena & Mariana


Rene Mariane, is an exclusive woman’s fashion label for the woman who knows what she wants.


Every day is an elegant occasion with Rene Mariane. The collections  can be classified as demure with attitude, romantic with an edge, self -assured yet enticing, and encompasses cocktail, evening and casual pieces that are distinctive romantic and edgy. Classical tailoring with baroque accents adorn the woman who is both demure and assertive.


Rene also specializes in business wear for the woman who wants to make a statement in a man’s world. From the catwalk to the boardroom – these collections radiate feminine charisma and the mix and match pieces can take you from the boardroom to cocktail hour in style. 


Rene Mariane was first launched in Europe in 1991 and later opened its first store in Africa in Morningside Sandton in 2009. The name Rene Mariane is a combination of nicknames ‘RENE’ – Irena and ‘MARIANE’ – Mariana. Together this mother – daughter team have put an innovative stamp on the fashion industry, mixing classic with modern, elegant with sporty and bold colors with basics, making their designs stand out and be noticed! Their uncompromising vision has resulted in a product which is just as uncompromising.


Their objective is to provide women with timeless dramatic pieces that flatter the female form. Cut is paramount to the success of the brand along with outstanding service and uncompromised quality consistent with the image of the brand.

They offer fashion forward woman’s collections designed for the adventurous, sophisticated woman who knows what she wants.


“South Africa is such an exciting market, as a recent addition to the BRICS – it really does offer so much opportunity for entrepreneurs like me. I get so much of my inspiration for my collections from the multi-faceted personalities and cultures that are reflected in this beautiful country. I can’t wait to see what’s around the corner for us and I feel so proud to see such beautiful people wearing my designs”

Irene Staneva – Owner and Head Designer: Rene Mariane