"On my quest to learn more about fashion, Audio Visuals Production caught my eye and gradually grew the love for it too."
Name: William Fred
Location: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Profession: Fashion Designer
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
About: My love for creative arts, in the form of Fashion Design and Audio Visuals Production, has been my motivation growing up in what was a middle-class community.
Motivation to create, learn and practice an art that I believe can change people, especially other youth like myself. Change that grows every one of us as individuals, and as youth leaders in our own right, a whole.
At Seventeen years old, the urge to learn how to construct evening gowns within me grew, and without finances to study Fashion, I’d watch tutorials of everything I know now on YouTube. On my quest to learn more about fashion, Audio Visuals Production caught my eye and gradually grew the love for it too.
I’m currently doing voluntary work at Amakhosi Cultural Centre, an organisation founded by Cont Mhlanga. There I learn and work as a Sound Engineer and Visual Editor. Audio Visuals being another avenue of Creative Arts, I believe can work hand in hand with Fashion Design.
Tell us something about yourself. What you do, passion and aspiration in life?: My aspiration in life is to reach my full potential, and have an influence on the Fashion and Audio Visuals industry. All creative individuals hold power to change what society believes is ordinary into a masterpiece. This gift was not put within us to gloat or make a profit but to make a difference in the world we live in. To encourage and empower minds of people, a true gift to me and to the world.”
Who is your inspiration in life? How do you keep inspired?: My role model and very distant mentor (only because he doesn't know me) are David Tlale; his couture style is very close to how I picture my designs even way before I sketch them on paper. Inorder to continue creating in my own style I stay true to how the creative part of me interprets designs.
Photo Credits: @roephotos