Grant’s Whisky SA and I See A Different You have reached the second leg of their journey, uncovering the raw beauty and art that Cape Town has to offer. Here is a preview of the acts that made our weekend in Cape Town so special and memorable.
University graduates Andile Dyalvane and Zizipho Poswa,are the masters of clay and sculpting. Strong believers of South Africa and together they draw inspiration, from the 4 elements of life Earth, Water Air and Fire. When they aren’t creating wonderful works of art they spend their time lecturing to universities around South Africa. Zizpho’s designs compliments Andile’s muscline’s art works.
Laduma Ngxokolo Eastern cape based designer who is famously known for taking his inheritance, culture and religion into the street wear, runway and into the fashion world by creating the knitwear called Amaxhosa which was inspired by his vision of the modern Xhosa men. Laduma’s designs are very unique when it comes to texture style and fit, it originates the nostalgic rural lifestyle of the Xhosa culture. He’s close and extended family are a big part of business. Creativity and tradition is what he stands for.
Inga Gubeka Cape Town designer who prides himself in his amazing hand crafted décor accessories and products. He’s always looking for designs that tap into the use different material. He’s well known for he’s wooden handbags and cellphone accessories. He’s the first to admit that Inga designs wouldn’t be where it is without his partnership with NHLANHLA and the inspiration from family and friend.
Trevor Stuurman Style Reporters
Trevor Stuurman and Sinenhlanhla Ndlela the names behind the phenomenal street style blog. They both met in 2012 both from small towns with big city dreams, with the same goal to run the fashion industry. They have then carried on to collaborate with Vice, Levis and used as style reporters for Elle magazine. They stand for distinctive South African style comprised of a instinctive and industrious style sense only to be found on the streets.
Oh Dark Arrows Rap Crew
Oh Dark Arrow is a Cape Town based group of four who produce dark pop and rap with silk pumping beats that gives the rap music modern sound with a touch of classic instruments. Oh dark arrows are well known for their futuristic unique sound of pop rap.
Research Unit Leather Goods
Frustrated at not being able to find quality leather products designed to suit the fast- paced, connected lifestyle that so many of us live nowadays, (RU) decided to design and make their own, and that is how Research Unit (RU) came into being. They started small, working from home at first before taking the plunge and moving into a tiny studio, followed shortly thereafter by another move into their current premises, on the outskirts of Cape Town. Since their humble beginnings in 2011, they have focused all their energy on building a leather goods brand that is recognised as an example of quality, innovation, minimalism and elegance.
As we reach the end of this leg, we thank Cape Town and the warm people for allowing Grant’s Whisky SA and I See A Different You, to find the true treasures that truly represent what Stand Together and Shared Success are all about.