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Next Generation 2017

Maxime Thaysen
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 now invite you to draw inspiration – and learn a thing or two – from our list of local design innovators, the Next Generation 2017. 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. 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. And don’t forget to pick up a copy of our August 2017 issue - in stores and online - for interviews with these new kids on the block.