Tell us your name and where you are from?
My name is Zandile Nkomo and I am an African youth studying in London
It’s a mixture of everything really. My style reflects both my African and European influences, my hair always reflects my origin but my clothing style is a fusion of mod/punk/goth British sub cultures, I’m also obsessed with Japanese platforms!
What do you do? Is there a resistance or compatibility with your hair in your field of work?
I am a fashion stylist, the more daring and unconventional I am with my hair and my style makes me more definitive and different which is beneficial as you stand out more in the fashion industry.
Everything serves as inspiration, I travel a lot and the fusion of many cultures and people I have met inspire me every day.
What would you say to others who judge individuals negatively for their personal fashion style?
I do not owe these people an explanation of who I am, I do not need their permission to dress the way I do. It is not my fault that creativity and individuality is a foreign concept to them.
You need tostart living for yourself and being true to yourself not being so afraid of what the milkman are the hawker who laughs at you has to say, they don’t pay for your tuition fees and do not add any value to your life look. Be daring!!
My dad got a waitress fired in at a restaurant called Art Cafe in Kenya (ironic) because she was laughing at my style! I get mixed reactions from people daily so I am not phased but even though he may not agree with my style, he still looks out for his babygirl! Bless him!
If you could name one person from the past and present whose closet you would love to raid, who would it be?
Fellow Capital Cool member Rha rha Nembhard!I raid her closet all the time, and vice versa! Lol
dronejewels tumblr we sell all our jewelry, we have also put a promotion video out:
Me and my fellow capital cool member Rha are about to launch our shoe brand, Socially Awkward and I am at my home in Ethiopia right now and I am burning up!
Just being black and beautiful and daring to be unconventional, all urban bush babes stay true to that!