Ayanda Nkosi

Visual artist.

Ayanda Nkosi's creative journey started in high school. Today, the 24-year-old has completed a visual arts and design course at the Central Johannesburg College.

The Johannesburg-based designer's uses fashion as a way of dealing with the presevation of African culture. For example, his pieces ‘RetroSleepPiece’ and ‘RetroWalk’ are made from Ityali  – a traditional Xhosa blanket.

Ayanda believes that as a designer, in order to have success, you need to bring originality and have good networks in the industry.