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10 Questions For: Stiaan Louw

Menswear designer Stiaan Louw has been pushing boundaries in the local fashion scene since 2008 with his eponymous label

1.  How would you describe what you do for a living?
 
I dabble in menswear.

2.  What is your most vivid childhood memory?
I have many, but I recall trying to balance on a red inflatable ball, with both feet, around the age of five.  I fell backwards, hit my head and had to get stitches.  I also remember a bright red wooden go-cart from the same time. 

3.  If you could invite any three people, dead or alive, for dinner, who would they be and why?
 I always struggle answering this question.  

4.  If you ever found yourself auditioning for a music reality TV show, what song would you sing and why?
Whitney Houston's 'I Have Nothing'.

 

5.  How would you complete this sentence? 
The South African cabinet should include a Minister of _____________________________.
We can do with fewer ministers. 

6.  What would you say is the biggest misconception about you?
That I am unfriendly and unapproachable.

7.  What is your (honest) opinion of Cape Town?
It is one of the most breathtaking cities in the world.  I feel that the growing poverty and rising levels of crime need to be addressed, however.  It is also more of a town and less of a city, which has its ups and downs.   

8.  What's the greatest fear you've had to overcome to get where you are today?
I think naiveté played far more of a role than fear.

9.  What's the one thing you'd like to achieve before you die?
I recently read a piece in which the author noted that people who are afraid of death are often afraid of living.  I would like to be at peace with death.

10.  Which well- known South African personality would you, without a doubt, be able to beat in a street fight and why?  
[ SA pop group] Beatenberg. I will fight dirty if necessary.

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