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Nic Manshon

Hi, I’m Nic Manshon. Creativity, for me, started back when I was drawing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and entering Mother’s Day competitions for KTV. I always loved art as a kid and did it as a subject throughout my schooling career.  If I were to be totally honest, I never saw a career in creativity in high school, even though art was my highest marked subject.  Hence, I went to study personal training straight after high school and thereafter worked for Virgin Active for a while. Soon enough I realized that it wasn’t for me. Nonetheless, I believe nothing is lost with learning. After having these feelings to change my career, I started exploring creativity again. That was a good choice! The journey started out at CPUT, studying industrial design and serving at a local church, heading up the media department. After that, I got a scholarship for digital filmmaking at SAE. I never received a scholarship before so I was super stoked to do the course, not rea

Mbulelo Jili

My name is Mbulelo Jili, and I am an enthusiastic professional stylist, model, and marketer. I attained my formal education in Retail and Business management at the University of Technology, Durban. As a creative I am incessantly moved and inspired by the quotidian events of ordinary day life. From the solemn stares of young men at the corner store, the wonted rituals of the fashion elite, and the hidden gems my friends find at thrift stores.

My vision is to establish myself as a brand alongside recognized brands across the spectrum of fashion, entertainment and art in order to reflect the genius of ordinary day people, especially those who share the heavy weight of racism and history. I believe there are no rules to fashion. As art like fashion is meant to reflect the social, political, and cultural moment, but also inspire the potentialities of the future. Nonetheless, I should say that there are guidelines that underscore and give shape to the tradition of fashion. Trends, for instance, reveal this continuity. Yet to “live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.” And so we are burdened by tradition; however, also expected to go beyond the prescribed norms.

Lastly, my past continues to drive my desire to add onto this world. I feel it is everybody’s duty to play a role in contributing to the advancements of society and humanity. This, I know, sounds cloyingly clique, especially from a creative and model. Yet it is the only think that motives me to get up every day, but also, I humbly think, it is the only think that has maintained our survival.

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