Tshepo “Young King” Tau (15) of Boksburg and Busisiwe “Busi” Maphalala (13) of Pretoria West have been announced as the winners of the 2018 Ackermans Style Squad Young Fashion Designer competition.
Inspired by fashion and music star Kanye West, Young King wanst to juggle both the fashion and entertainment industry, as a musician or behind-the-scenes in production. His is minimalistic, focusing on toned-down colours like grey or denim.
Tshepo “Young King” Tau. Picture: Supplied.
Busi on the other side is an aspiring doctor and fashion designer. She is inspired by the chic style trend s of pairing casual and sophisticated items together, such as her favourite fashion items; culotte pants and crop tops.
Both winners will be flown to the Ackermans Support Centre in Cape Town where the buyers will help them create their clothing ranges, which will be available in Ackermans stores across Southern Africa in 2019.
Busisiwe “Busi” Maphalala. Picture: Supplied.
The will also receive R10 000 cash, R10 000 educational policy, R5 000 for their schools, branded gear, a fashion voucher & the grand prize of designing and being professionally photographed in their own clothing ranges.