Getting to know 4 of SA’s leading men in fashion

We chat to Inga Gubeka, Tshepo Mohlala, Laduma Ngxokolo and Jan Malan about their inspiring careers in fashion

Inga Gubeka, Founder and Creative Director: Indalo Decor

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Where does your inspiration come from?

From nature. I’m fascinated by trees and the forms nature takes.

What fashion trends can we expect to see in your work in 2017?

Big travel luggage and more leather in my collection, as opposed to the wood I’ve used in the current one.

How important is education in this industry?

It’s crucial. I still apply design principles I learnt as a student. The history of design and research both support my creativity.

What are your money-saving tips?

Have the right administration in place and an accountant to manage your business funds. Don’t operate from hand to mouth.

What’s the worst outfit you’ve ever seen?

A pink suit worn on a TV show.

What advice would you offer young entrepreneurs?

Work hard and stay focused, because building up a company isn’t easy.