YOUNG FASHION DESIGNER COMPETITION

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Daniella Dos Santos

AKA DANI

Style Squad 2017 Winner

Age: 17 years old

From: Johannesburg

Fashion Inspo: The t-shirt was inspired by the traditional African mud cloth and how we as Africans stand united as one nation.

Favourite thing about Africa:
The diverse cultures and the history behind each culture and heritage. Africa is very vibrant, beautiful and unique. We live as one nation and one family and continue to inspire each other to make the world a better place.

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Chloe Matthews

Style Squad 2016 Winner

Age: 14 years old

From: Cape Town

Fashion Inspo: The love for this continent and all its people, and the hope that we can show peace to all our fellow-Africans. The abstract heart in my design embodies our continent and includes wildlife, nature and colourful patterns.

Favourite thing about Africa:
The people, for their humour, hospitable nature, ‘can-do’ attitudes and resilience. The beautiful natural attractions – exploring which is good for the soul. The variety of cultural, historic and educational facilities that offer great entertainment and learning.

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Tshepo Tau

AKA YOUNG KING

Style Squad 2018 Winner

Age: 17 years old

From: Johannesburg

Fashion Inspo: My design was inspired by South Africa's history and how it brought everyone together in the end to form a diverse rainbow nation.

Favourite thing about Africa:
What I love most about Africa is its diverse landscape. There are many unique and beautiful places across Africa that one can visit. You're never bored!

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Nikhil Govender

AKA NIXIE

Style Squad 2016 Winner

Age: 12 years old

From: Cape Town

Fashion Inspo: My design was inspired by South African slang and Madiba.

Favourite thing about Africa:
I love that in Africa we don’t have natural disasters, I love the Big Five, South Africa’s ancient history, Table Mountain, Cape Town and Durban, the hot weather, Madiba, braais, bunny chows and of course our Rainbow Nation!

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Keatlegile Mabusela

AKA KEYA

Style Squad 2016 Winner

Age: 13 years old

From: Pretoria

Fashion Inspo: I was inspired by the future of our generation. My grandfather always tells me how we are having it easy so this means there's a revolution in South Africa, Africa and the world. Education is key. Educate a child for a brighter future.

Favourite thing about Africa:
There are many countries in Africa, each with various tribes, which makes it unique. I love the diverse cultures. People in Africa are very good in arts and crafts, and the cultural clothes tell a story. The cuisine, music, and languages.