One of South Africa's brightest fashion design stars Laduma Ngxokolo is off to The Netherlands where he is scheduled to speak at the What Design Can Do conference which begins on Thursday 8 May, ending the next day on the 9th. The event, now in its 4th year, was formed by a group of designers from various fields "with the aim of separating what is valuable from what is worthless. By showcasing best practices and visions raising discussions and facilitating collaboration between disciplines, What Design Can Do wants to raise awareness among the public for the potential of creativity. At the same time, What Design Can Do calls on designers to take responsibility and consider how their work can impact the wider society," according to the official website.
Ngxokolo qualifies because of his use of locally produced materials and his exploration of his own Xhosa heritage through design.
Picture Credits: AmaXhosa by Laduma Ngxokolo AW2014 Lookbook