Self-taught designer loves his work

Schoonoord

Majority of South Africans for the past decades have always demonstrated that they prefer designed outfits. Some learnt from their elderly whilst other had went to art school to design.

William Bafedi (26) is a self-taught designer and designs anything from traditional clothing, weddings, street wear, evening wear, suits and gowns

Speaking about of daily work he said: “The reality of the fashion industry is that fashion designers spend most of their time in a studio working until they complete their work. You have to be patient and passionate with your work”

“I want my talent to take spotlight. I am very passionate about my work. I strive to make my customer happy,” said William Schoonoord village dweller, He started to design clothes in high school, his business gain strength six years ago.

He said he mostly love to design outfits that have “African” style yet elegant.

William said the diversity within the industry and how it evolves intrigues him because he design pieces for people who love different styles and it changes with every season.

“I grew up in tough conditions and to earn extra money was needy. “Believe in yourself and never doubt talents. You can never put a limitation on what you wear,” William shared some of his experience as a designer.

Aside from designer, William is a professional social worker. 

“It has been a great journey and I am grateful to my aunt who helped me a lot with my work. Again a big thank to the local people who always believed in me and liked my art,” said William

“The dream is always bigger than the pocket. I haven’t overcome it yet, but I have faith with hard work, consistency and quality products, I will overcome that barrier,” he said.

Thapelo Motseo

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