House and Leisure's Next Generation 2017
These female rising stars are causing a stir on the local creative scene, one innovative project at a time. Meet House and Leisure's Next Generation 2017.
First there were 50, then there were 25, now there are 12. After whittling down an impressive list of some of South Africa’s most outstanding young creatives, House and Leisure together with Estée Lauder invite you to draw inspiration – and learn a thing or two – from our list of local design innovators, the Next Generation 2017.
'I am not other. Do not exoticise me because I am black' – Buhlebezwe Siwani
The future is female and the future is now. In celebration of this, we’ve narrowed our focus by selecting the most talented women who are changing conversations in their typically male-dominated fields, project by project. From considered architecture and food to multilayered performance and floristry, these women are grabbing attention not only for their intriguing work, but for innovative thinking, sharp ideas and creative solutions.
'I want my daughter to know and understand what it means to work hard towards your dreams' - Manini Rampola
'The magic is always amplified when there is collaboration' - Kelly Adami
'The organic way that cooking grew in my life is reflected in the kind of food I make – it's full of heart and nowhere near careful' – Mpho Masango
Have a look at our behind-the-scenes video by Maxime Thaysen to hear some of our Next Generation 2017 women share their thoughts about what it means to be a woman in 2017, both personally and professionally.