Saint Francis Tohlang
Earlier this year, Plascon hosted one its #trendtalk sessions in Cape Town and one of the speakers at the event was Saint Francis Tohlang. Saint-Francis works as an independent trend analyst for various trend firms, both local and international, offering key insights into emerging market trends with an African focus. In 2013, he was selected as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, a plaudit for young global leaders and serves as the Deputy Curator for the Johannesburg hub.
At our event he spoke about “Intersections of Culture and Creativity: Cities and Young People” (Trends in the Creative Economies of Africa).
Daniel Van Der Merwe
Daniel Van Der Merwe walked the audience through PPC Cement’s Imaginarium Awards, described as “an ambitious modern art and design awards programme aimed at promoting and supporting emerging creative talent in South Africa”.
Peter Gordon of Trend + Design Solutions spoke about Women’s Fashion Trends in 2015.
Peter Gordon also spoke about Men’s Fashion Trends in 2015: It’s all graphic Afropolitan prints and outdoors-styled footwear for a man who oozes ruggedness and a sense of adventure.
trendtalk#10: Invite and Speaker line-up
It’s that time of year again when we are gearing up for the first #trendtalk of 2015!
Date: 17 April 2015
Time: 15h30 until 17h00
Venue: Inner City Ideas Cartel, 71 Waterkant St, Cape Town CBD
Cost: Voluntary donation to Rock Girl design charity
The line-up of speakers will include some names that you’ll possibly recognise from previous #trendtalks, including:
- Saint-Francis Tohlang – a young South African trend analyst who is passionate about emerging markets, innovation and the continent of Africa.
- Daniel van der Merwe – one of South Africa’s foremost architects and a man with a particular passion for concrete!
- Peter Gordon of Trend+Design Solutions
So don’t miss this first session which will no doubt prove to be every bit as informative and interesting as those of 2013 and 2014!
Please remember that seating is unreserved, and do bring along a business card as there are two lucky draws for beautiful products from Church and Rafaeli!