Stylture was formed in mid 2014 by Sandile Magwaza and partner Monde Zondi.
Stylture is inspired by vintage clothing and the people living on the streets, meaning the people who live on the streets have their own styleband background which we see as appealing to the fashion world.
Sandile’s photoshoots are storyline orientated as he gives life to the set outfits.
Stylture are the coordinators of My City Movement which brings fashionistas together alongside various visionaries to put together a street shoot that shows the art in Durban, South Africa.
1. How did you stumble into fashion?
By being a visionary, I saw what everyone else was wearing and tried to find a way to be different. I tried various styles until I found my own style that differentiated me from the rest, I’d wear a lot of my grandfather’s clothes mixed with my own flavour that gave birth to the style I have today.
2. How would you describe your personal style?
My personal style is inspired by my mood and personality, I’m different, meaning when I’m happy I wear dull coloured clothing and when I’m sad I wear bright colours. I mix a bit of vintage with classic, and a touch of modern day swag just to switch it up a little.
3. What reservations do you have about the fashion industry?
My reservations about the Industry is that people need to find their own inspiration and stop copying what they see from the next person.
4. What fashion culture influences your personal style the most?
My style is very much influenced by the African culture as well as homeless folks out on the streets.
5. Have you experienced any fashion disaster?
No, none that I can remember.
6. What’s that special fashion item that features prominently in your dressing. Why?
Raw Denim. The strong material appeals to the black man’s strong character dating back to the slavery days when slaves used to pick cotton off the fields.
Favorite mobile application? Instagram
Guilty food pleasure? Fried chips
Your revered style icon? Michael Pretolani.
Your go-to shopping store? XS
Favorite designer? Art Comes First