Nika Couture, established in 2010 by designer and owner Annika Badenhorst-Nel, is a couture house with the aim of creating hand crafted, high quality bespoke pieces for any occasion.


Specialising in couture creations, Nika Couture has a flair for the dramatic and creating one-of-a-kind pieces that are sure to make the wearer shine for any occasion.

With a team of hand-picked, meticulously trained seamstresses and mastery of a wide range of techniques, we ensure that every design is executed to the client’s specifications, while still keeping with the brand’s standards for quality, style and craftsmanship.


Not just a pretty face

Annika has a BTech in design. She founded Nika Couture in 2010. Annika received numerous awards such as Most Enterprising student in 2010.

Getting noticed

Placed Top 10 in Most Striking Couple at Durban July 2012. Also won 1st Place Avant Garde at The Durban July 2012


All of Nika Couture’s dresses and gowns are designed and created by Annika and her team of seamstresses.

Proudly South African

Annika just loves working with South Africa’s most glamorous celebrities. Over the years she has dressed:

•  Donnalee Roberts
•  Corne Corus
•  Desire Gardner
•  Nadia Valvekens
•  Nadia Beukes
•  Pascal Pienaar
•  Juanita de Villiers Velts
•  Bianca le Grange
•  Lindi Delport
•  Leandie  du Randt
•  Hildegardt Silkiewich
•  Elsje Slabbert
•  Angelique Gerber

Behind the Scenes