Tembisa Fashion Week- Interview with founder Ronnie Lesadiwa Mahlakwane

Ronnie Lesadiwa Mahlakwane, the founder of Kazi Trendz, was born and raised in a small village called Moroke, just out of Burgersfort, Limpopo. He is the last born of 4, who describes himself as over ambitious and God fearing.

Where did your love of fashion come from?

Growing up, I loved clothes and always knew that I want to be different. I also made dresses from my cousins’ mpopies (dolls).

What’s your style of design?

Street style, I prefer kasi original.

What inspires you?

I am inspired by ambitious people who want success and go after it. Above all God is the motivation I need.

If you had to be anything besides human, what would you be and why?

I would be clothing material; clothes help in confidence and allow people to communicate from deep within.

Which do you prefer night or day?

Day

When all is said and done…

I would like to be remembered as a fashion icon and someone who changed the world through fashion.

What makes you, almost always roll your eyes?

People with no fashion sense

What’s your advice for other hustlers?

Follow your God-given purpose with him leading your journey.

What projects are you currently working on?

well we had the intro to Tembisa in December 2016 and it was quite a success, so we working on the actual event this year and of course I am working on my brand Kazi Trendz.

Wow, that sounds super exciting, tell us more about TFW.

Well, it will be an event hosted by Kazi Trendz later this year Tembisa. The purpose of TFW is to give local designers and artists a strong platform to showcase their talent.

How can people get into contact with you if they want to participate?

My phone number is 0732598987, email address is lesdiwalsj@gmail.com and we also have our Instagram account Tembisa_fashion_w where you can send us a DM

Some pictures from the intro to TFW



 

Tembisa Fashion Scene about to blow up

Often when we talk about fashion and the events that come with it we think about fashion capitals such as Paris, New York and Milan international, and Cape Town and Johannesburg on a more local front, but that is about to change.

Kasis( Townships) everywhere around South Africa are showing that the “hood” has it’s own style which can rival among the best. So now fashion enthusiasts with limited budgets can indulge in the world of high fashion and runways within their means, because fashion is for everyone.

Having said that we would like to introduce you to the founder of Tembisa Fashion Week and Kasi Trendz, Ronie Lesadiwa Mahlakwane. This talented designer is about to take the local fashion industry by storm. Be on the look out for a in depth interview with him, where we ask him about his love of the craft and Tembisa Fashion Week.

Fearless Ink on making a mark in Hip Hop

A few weeks ago, King Khotini, Ricky Rick proclaimed in his acceptance speech at the Metro FM Music Awards that there was so much underground talent on the internet and we have to agree with him as we have found what he was talking about.

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Fearless Ink is a dynamic duo consisting of talented rap artists, Roberto Da Silva aka Robbie D and Thabang Diseko aka Mr. Lostboy. They both hail from Pretoria, Gauteng and their passion for spitting bars is what connected them. Their latest single, You complete me was written in relation to how a modern thinks and how the whole being a player and not being fit to love someone cause his focus is on himself, then he meets someone that allows him to go down a different path which then leads to him accepting that he has found true love.
A full in depth interview with them is on the way so be on the lookout for that, so is their latest single You complete me, but in the meanwhile, you can catch them doing their thing on YouTube, follow them on Instagram  (@fearlessink_sa) and Facebook ( Fearless Ink.)

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