Screw Power Lists. Here’s a pick ‘n’ mix selection of some young people who are actually doing things. In this #EyesOn2016 series, they tell us what’s going to blow up in 2016.
Tshepang Mollison is a 23-year-old South African lifestyle and fashion blogger, strategist, content producer and social media manager from Johannesburg, Soweto in South Africa.
She studied film and media production at the University of Cape Town followed by brand strategy and communications at Vega as a post-graduate honours degree. Tshepang occasionally works in photography and modelling.
Any style advice for our female readers to always be on point?
Personally, the only style advice I have for my female readers is to dress for your body. There’s nothing sexier than a confident, comfortable woman dressed in clothes that fit well.
What are you going to remember 2015 for?
I would like to believe that 2015 was my ‘breakout’ year. This year I was able to connect with the most amazing people, travel to Ghana which was an eye opening experience and also figure out what I want career wise. 2015 was difficult and uncomfortable but I feel like it was the beginning stages of my growth as a person which makes me excited for 2016 because I’ll be more aware of what works and what to do and not to do in the year to come.
out and about yesterday ☀️ (tap for outfit deets). #ootd A photo posted by Tshepang Mollison (@twiggymoli) on
What or who do you think is going to blow up in 2016?
Africa: the spotlight is definitely on Africa at the moment, the whole world is watching. 2015 was just a preview of what our creatives are capable of and I believe that in 2016 we are going to blow up even more. So I expect to see more collaborations within the continent as well as more international brands reaching out to work with us on major projects and collaborations.
There are so many undiscovered gents who dress so well, who could inspire others.
Second: bloggers in South Africa, I would like to see male bloggers and creatives blowing up. I feel like there are only like three who are recognised locally who are working hard but there are so many undiscovered gents who dress so well, who could inspire others.
What fashion influencers should we look out for in 2016?
Thato Mahapa is a 21-year-old Wits University law student and bearded business man. This young man has impeccable style and lives a lifestyle that many aspire to. I would really love to see Thato show off more of his personal style via a blog or on his social media pages and see what he could do with his knowledge of fashion and menswear in 2016.
finally got the snaps from the lovely shoot i did for @_monastery_’s collection. ? ?: @zeleangelides A photo posted by Tshepang Mollison (@twiggymoli) on
Nokana Mojapelo is a 21-year-old model and fashion designer who just recently released his first fashion capsule titled BOOTY CALL BY D.O.C.C. Many kids around both Johannesburg and Pretoria have been spotted dressed, talking and dancing like this swaggy gent and his latest collection echo and reflect this personal style.
I can’t wait to see this line blow up in 2016 and to see Nokana collaborate with international brands in the year to come.
What’s keeping you busy in 2016?
In 2016 I will be venturing into three new jobs. I will be back to the agency life, working for Dashboard Africa, an independent integrated advertising agency, alongside my sister as brand content producer and social media manager. I will be a regular fixture on Cliff Central and on top of that, I will continue running the blog and doing a bit of freelance photography.
2016 is going to be a super busy year but nothing makes me more excited than venturing into a few new unexplored paths.
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