My design claim to fame would probably be re-inventing a basic oversized sweatshirt and giving it functional sportswear, with a sheer taste of luxury streetwear. I also try backing up what I do with good pictures.
I have strong background in sports, so I make what they couldn’t make for me while I was a sportsman. I come from Mamelodi and the dancers there used to wear the best sport luxe clothing, but my aesthetics are deeply rooted in sports and street culture.
It feels great. A couple years back I read about Laduma and Daniel Ting Chong being part of the segment and a few years later, I’m part of the class. It’s a dream come true .
Design can only change the world for the better if there is an authentic storytelling. The stories we tell through design can change people’s lives.
Deep down in my heart lies an engineer - a mechanic to be specific. I think about cars when I design clothes.
I’m not a fan, but a heart emoji always changes the mood between two people.
Tom Hanks. He’s such an enthusiast.
I’m working new stuff now that will elevate my brand, but it’s always research first. I’m trying new ways of cooling the body with old tech materials.
Hard work and more hard work with research.
To see all of the Design Indaba Emergin Creatives go to www.designindaba.com/festival/emerging-creatives.
Design Indaba takes place from the 1-3 March at Artscape in Cape Town.