X-Raymond presents Street Couture


X-Raymond is not just another label, for Wakhe Shongwe and Kelza Mkhize, it’s a dream come true. The duo, who appeared on the reality TV show, The Hustle, came up with the fashion brand when they were in high school and decided to launch their brand after they matriculated in 2014.

Mkhize, who is an Architecture student and part of the youth choir at UP, and Shongwe, who studies Economics at the University of the Free State, started the brand with the idea of bringing streetwear to teens in ways that can reflect who they are. They wanted to design something that was not only trendy but also exclusive. Mkhize and Shongwe describe their style as abstract streetwear and credit Kanye West and Jeremy Scott as their style icons.

This year the pair decided to embark on their first fashion show, called Street Couture, to exhibit the type of fashion that X-Raymond has to offer. The event, which was held on 6 May at Capello in Newtown, featured other upcoming brands who also wish to make a mark on the fashion industry. The fashion show brought together a diverse crowd, introduced a new culture of abstract fashion to South Africa, and featured artists such as Frank Casino.

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Semester blues motivational movies


Semester tests are upon us and either motivation is nowhere to be found, or hidden under the stress. Perdeby compiled a list of movies to help motivate you.

The Pursuit of Happyness

This is a powerful story of how we can face adversity and actually come out better for it. A real-life tale of Chris Gardner (Will Smith), who, through hard work and perseverance, takes himself from sleeping on the subway to being a millionaire. When you are losing hope over a course, this movie will remind you that anything is possible if you put in the work.

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Loyiso Tyobeka’s Autumn empire


The word “autumn” may just mean a season to most, but for 21-year-old Loyiso Tyobeka it’s an empire. Loyiso Tyobeka, who is the owner of Autumn 95, started his own videography company in 2014. At first it was just a hobby between friends who shared a love for music, but after a while Loyiso’s passion for film-making grew into something much bigger. In February 2017, Loyiso took control of the company with the aim to rebrand the notion of film-making for young directors everywhere. His inspiration for film-making was sparked by his desire for creativity and innovation.

When asked about how he came up with the name Autumn 95 he said, “Apart for my love for the season, I love the fact that in autumn the leaves fall from the trees, and it allows us to interpret them as they fall on the ground. It gives people an opportunity to see the true beauty in things, raw and unscripted. And that’s what I want to reflect in my work. I want people to see the true beauty in the work, and to let the work speak for itself”.

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Movie review: Jagveld - Byron Davis


Based on a Deon Meyer short story, Jagveld tells the story of primary school teacher Emma le Roux (Leandie du Randt) as she heads home for the holidays. She hopes to have a quiet holiday at home with her father, ex-special forces soldier Jacques le Roux (Tertius Meintjies), in the Karoo. Along the way, however, she finds a group of men involved in a drug syndicate and witnesses a crime that results in Bosman (Neels van Jaarsveld) the mastermind, Baz (Tim Theron), Jay (Bouwer Bosch), AJ (Danie Putter), Boela (Edwin van der Walt), and Piet (Luan Jacobs), chasing her down in order to leave no loose ends. They make a mistake in chasing Emma, as she has been trained from a young age to protect herself.

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Musicians in Pretoria


Pretoria is the birthplace of a variety of notable public and musical figures dominating the continental and international platform. It is home to the likes of Dr Malinga, a multi-award winning recording artist and dancer, and Matlakala, a top musician in South African gospel. Perdeby explores four other musical acts of similar stature who were also born in the capital city.

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