From size-inclusive fashion influencers to social activists with style, the fashion industry continues to break many barriers and inspire us through high-visuals and ground-breaking content.
For the second #10under10 feature, here are 10 fashion influencers who deserve the spotlight right now.
1. Luke India Ramos (@lukeindiaramos)
Social media creates a path for everyone, especially individuals who are underrepresented in mainstream media. Luke promotes fashion without any gender restrictive boundaries and uses their platform for inclusion and representation in the industry. Their style is timeless and sleek, yet impeccably curated.
2. Kerry Sharper (@kandidly.kerry)
Kerry combined her love for words and plus size fashion with commitment to helping women love their bodies. A fashion merchandiser by day and content creator by night, her mission is to help women experience the life-changing beauty of body acceptance. Her social media accounts are dedicated to fashion and body positivity.
3. Teshie Ogallo Keza (@teshie.ogallo)
Styletech is a fashion brand founded by Teshie Ogallo. Teshie is a recent graduate from UCT and a fashion designer from Nairobi, Kenya. Soon after joining university, she realized that fashion was her true calling and taught herself how to sew. She started building her brand through her fashion blog and took the leap to start her fashion business in her last year of university. Her brand Styletech provides ready-to-wear, trendy and Afrocentric pieces.
4. Refiloe Leballo (@refiloe.leballo)
No stranger to the influencer space, Refiloe Leballo built her successful brand around fashion, beauty and lifestyle content. Using a common theme for each post, she epitomizes style which is characterised by a great eye for detail. Refiloe is also well-known for her flatlays and the creative concepts behind her photographs.
5. Odeshni Kistan(@odeshnikistan)
An empowering platform for women of all shapes and sizes! Odeshni uses the power of fashion with important messages of self-love, body positivity and self-care. Keeping her audience updated with bold and chic looks, Odeshni is not afraid to explore with fashion which shines through her page.
We cannot get enough of her Instagram feed!
6. Frank Ntshangase (@frankntshangase)
Frank Ntshangase is a South African based fashion and lifestyle content creator. He runs Mensfashion Destination, where he covers a range of topics from men’s fashion to lifestyle. Passionate about fashion and photography, Frank has established his brand as a platform to be inspired by his edgy and sophisticated looks.
Recently, Frank launched ‘Fashion talk with Frank’, a platform for all influencers to learn about influencer marketing and the fashion industry.
7. Leah Houston (@leah.houston)
Content creator and LLB Law graduate Leah Houston is one super-chic influencer whose style we’re constantly inspired by. She expresses her love of classic modern fashion with plenty of neutral and earthy tones, which are easy to replicate. Leah’s has collaborated with some of the top fashion brands and is a Cotton On ambassador.
We adore the addition of aesthetically pleasing coffee shops on her Instagram feed.
8. Morgan Gifford (@morganlgifford)
In addition to Morgan’s spot-on fashion looks, she encourages her audience to purchase ethical and sustainable fashion pieces. Based in Turkey, her classic, chic, and effortless looks are easy to recreate. Morgan teaches her audience the importance of knowing where your clothes come from and the ethos behind the brands she supports.
9. Ori David Ytzhaki (@oriytzhaki)
We are constantly inspired by Ori’s eclectic style! One of Israel’s top fashion influencers, Ori’s range of bold outfits and mixed prints is enough to sate any fashion lover. He knows how to wear the latest trends which can be spotted on his travels throughout the world.
10. Wisdom Kabowei (@wisdomkabowei)
No stranger to the fashion scene, our last feature is Wisdom Kabowei from Lagos, Nigeria. Wisdom established his brand as a model, stylist, and fashionista. His eye for detail and creating the perfect aesthetic is inspired by street culture and vintage fashion. And that is magical to see!
Over to you. Name your favourite fashion influencer in the comment section below.