After a 4 week wait, the much-anticipated showcase of some of Johannesburg most dynamic and creative entrepreneurs took place in chilly Johannesburg last week. The location? 1 Fox Junction. The occasion? The Stylin’ Dredz Creative Conqueror official showcase.
The open warehouse styled joint was transformed into a multimedia gallery providing a sensory experience to 150 invited guests from the creative fraternity.
Seasoned creative media personality and industry heavyweight, Siyabonga “Scoop” Ngwekazi, was the MC for the night and kept guests entertained with his effervescent personality. Acting as the facilitator, he ushered guests through the gallery as he introduced the Creative Conquerors.
Lufuno Sathekge, Lady X, Oscar Ncube, Doowap, David Tshabalala and Leeroy Jason all conceptualized, built and showcased their interpretations of what “Stylin your story” means to them. The event, a gallery styled showcase of their journey’s, was an eclectic interpretation of life as a dreadlocked unconventional creative.
The 6 hand-picked creative entrepreneurs showcased their various journeys as those who crafted careers defying the odds of convention and making a name for themselves in their industries.
Who are the Creative Conquerors? They are rebellious, they are expressive, they are unique and they don’t conform to norms.
With installations that included a live vocal performance, short films, interactive DJ sets, hair styling stations, photo galleries and a pop-up clothing store, guests were transported through a creative hub that was a celebration of authenticity and uniqueness.
Introducing the Creative Conquerors
Lufuno Sathekge: A fashion blogger and head stylist to the stars. Her passion for beautifully presented aesthetics has sparked a passion within to want to change the world one well-dressed and styled person at a time.
Lady X: A record label owner and vocally talented musician on a musical journey infusing afro soul and tribal, soulful and afro house.
Oscar Ncube: The founder of Dry bone Co., a clothing/lifestyle brand established in 2018. The brand product categories include leather jackets, dresses, t-shirts and accessories.
Doowap: A graduate, stylist, hair artist, public figure and live mix deejay that dabbles in hip-hop, trap, grime, gqom and bass.
David Tshabalala: A designer, illustrator and business founder of Suketchi Branding + Design. He fluidly manoeuvres between the print and digital worlds and has created a name for himself through strategic social media marketing.
Leeroy Jason: Photographer and avid traveller, with a natural instinct for visually telling and artistically documenting (South) African stories.
“Today was a physical representation of what Stylin’ Dredz is all about. Each of our Creative Conquerors curated a unique experience for consumers, representing who they are the best way they know how. Stylin’ Dredz is about personal expression, individuality, choices and style. All these guys have crafted a career in the creative space and conquered the confines of conformation and this was a dope experience to showcase with some of the country’s top talents,” commented Stylin’ Dredz Brand Manager, Tumiso Mathebula.