Sibusiso Nyuswa was born in eMzumbe and lives in Clermont. Known in the fashion world as Sbu/Sthe, he enjoys designing ladies wear because of the rapidly changing details and colours.

He designs under the label Ishadow Style and his work is influenced by nature, his own particular experiences and philosophies. Specific design characteristics include unique details, daily wearablity and quality.

His favourite design, so far, is an armless animal print jacket with four zip pockets and three insert pockets. Nyuswa studies at Intec College, submitting his fashion design and portfolio presentation in 2011, completing his Fashion Merchandising qualification in 2013 and his fashion/dressmaking qualification in June 2016.

His favourite designer is David Tlale. The local and international celebrities that he would most like to dress are Bonanga Matheba and Beyonce. The reason – as fashion lovers they would present a great challenge!

He describes himself as ambitious, motivated, creative and diligent and says that the words he lives by are – being optimistic and approach life with a positive attitude.

His greatest achievement so far is being included in the DFF mentorship program and being included in the top 21 out of 100 applicants. In five years’ time, he would like to be running a successful fashion business employing a minimum of 50 employees.