Zenzele Vilakazi, a freelance stylist from Soweto and also founder of the local streetwear brand “Straatmate”.
Involved and partaking in photoshoots as the young freelance tries to put himself out there as a brand and a stylist. Zenzele Vilakazi has also started and launched a clothing line titled “Straatmate” and it came about back in 2016.
Zenzele Vilakazi wanted to revise the offensive view about the word and term “Straatmate”. The brand is about mates or friends who support each other and push each other to unleash their full potential even though we spend most of our time in the streets.
Currently, the brand consists of a range of hoodies, sweaters and T-shirts. Zenzele Vilakazi is inspired by Art first and he sees a different you, those two groups made him fall in love with a life of being creativ.
Zenzele Vilakazi is driven by the streets and is motivated by the struggle and is currently in a place where he just feels that he is ready to contribute more on the streets with creatives, which only hustlers can relate.
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