Leading hair care brand, Stylin’, is a brand synonymous with South Africans and our unique South African story. Formerly known as Stylin’ Dredz, the brand is all about owning individuality, styling your story and standing out in a way that is encouraged and celebrated. It’s about living on your own terms, creating your own world and thriving in that unique creation. In 2018 Stylin’ introduced The Creative Conquerors- a collective of creatives in various disciplines who have crafted their careers and seen great success doing what they truly love. They embody the Stylin’ ethos and use their art forms, self-expression and creativity to help reshape the world we live in. 2019 sees a new group of Creatives Conquerors, joining the movement.
Introducing the Stylin’ City Art Tour
The 2019 Creative Conquerors have each chosen a location in and around Johannesburg CBD needing upliftment and added their creative touch to curate signature urban art installations.
These installations will act as landmarks for the Stylin’ City Art Tour- which is available for the public to experience at no cost for three months. Consumers will have the opportunity hop onto a Stylin’ Bus and take the tour to visit these installations while learning about the inspiration behind each piece of artwork- taking in an authentic Jozi experience, as the backdrop to the creative flair provided by the Creative Conquerors
Meet the Creative Conquerors
Big Zulu – Born Siyabonga Nene, he is a musician who entered the entertainment industry straight out of the taxi rank and swept through the local showbiz scene like a tsunami, stretching his tentacles from soapies to music and TV. He is unique for reinventing Maskandi in a rap style.
Karabo Poppy – Born Karabo Moletsane, she is an Afropolitan multi award winning street illustrator and graphic designer. She has taken her place in influencing our spaces through her signature cultural and afrofuturistic visuals.
Boipelo Khunou – Photographer spotted as young talent to look out for on various platforms, and establishing herself as a powerhouse in the creative scene. Her beauty focused shots hero hairstyles and make up.
Nikiwe Dlova – More than a hair stylist, Nikiwe is a hair artist – taking traditional and forgotten African hairstyles and refreshing it for modern day life – turning each style into an art piece.
Enhle Gebashe – 11-year-old fashion designer is the founder of Enhle Babes Couture a children’s brand specializing in glamourous African prints that are custom made. Enhle is undeniably one of SA’s youngest rising stars. She loves to draw and design her own bespoke pieces.
Charly Makwanya – Charly has grown to become a Multidisciplinary designer with an eye for innovation and pixel perfection. His design style is defined by a combination of African-Europe art, which is influenced and inspired by the perfections and imperfections of reality and nature. In most cases, his style is guided by abstraction, emotion, human personality and attitudes, Christian religion and morals.
Max Mogale – Max has always been fascinated by the finer details that make up the vibrant urban landscape of youth culture. His work is renowned for its unique style and versatility.
“Last year marked the first installation of our Stylin’ Creative Conquerors and in 2019, we have wanted to challenge the movement to go deeper in a more impactful way, which is why our updated concept to celebrate these creates while giving the public access and a chance to experience and engage with these pieces. We live in a creative society, and this is a way for us as a brand to bring our brand beliefs to life and benefit the greater community while at it. These creatives come from different walks of life and have all played an instrumental role within their disciplines and continue to leave a mark in the industry.” – Stylin’ Brand Manager, Tumiso Mathebula.
The Stylin’ City Tour commences on 5 September 2019 and will run until the end of end of November 2019.