We caught up with Tuelo Nguyuza who was part of the cover shoot of the #20somethingIssue together with Enhle Mbali Maphumulo, Laduma Ngxokolo, Mongezi Ncaphayi and more. He began his career studying fashion design at Tshwane of Technology in Pretoria. Upon graduating Tuelo Nguyuza won a spot as one of the four winners for the Mercedes Benz African Fashion International (AFI) fastrack 2014 competition which granted him the opportunity to work with a young but influential design house, Tsotetsi K L. The invaluable experience gained from working within the design house inspired Tuelo Nguyuza to fulfill his lifelong dream and launch his eponymous brand TUELO NGUYUZA COLLECTVZ.

He tells us about himslelf and what being CreativelyUnited means to him:

In two words, how would you describe yourself ?
Bubbly and creative

Where do you think the creatively industry is headed in the next #20something years?
I believe that we have made great progress as creatives and we have continuously shown substantial growth as the creative industry. We have proven that our creative edge has no bounds and limits thus possibilities for a successful future are limitless.

How was the experience of being part of a collaboration shoot which involved great creatives such as Mbali Enhle Maphumulo, Mongezi Ncaphayi, Laduma Ngxokolo etc ?
It has been amazing. It’s great to see creatives working together to put their work on show for other creatives to see. Seeing other works of art that aren’t necessarily in the fashion realm has left me feeling really inspired and proud of the art scene in South Africa. The artists are producing brilliant work.

#CreativelyUnited, what does this expression mean to you?
To me #CreativelyUnited simply means collaboration among artists. That we can work successfully together to elevate South African art to an international level, where everyone can see and appreciate what we can bring to the table in the art scene.

Some snaps from the #20Something Cover Shoot with Enhle Mbali Maphumulo wearing a Tuelo Nguyuza Original.

For the full interview get yourself a copy of the #20SomethingIssue of Conte Magazine at the RHTC store in located in Braamfontein (70 Jute street) or click here to buy it online.