At just 22 years old, Sowetan native Nicole Ncube is redefining luxury streetwear. She is the designer behind Ascend - the latest brand taking the South African fashion scene by storm.
Through her clothes, she aims to rewrite societal norms and expectations, with a range of gender fluid, versatile pieces that can be dressed in multiple ways. Being inclusive is extremely important to her, and she aims to represent the LGBTQI community, as well as support women empowerment through each of her designs.
GQ SA caught up with Nicole, to gain more insight into her debut collection, the symbolism behind it, and her hopes and dreams for the future.