Collage artist, fashion designer and assistant creative director, Daisie Jo Grobler is fast making a name for herself in the creative industry. Her dream has always been to create. The designer grew up in Ladybrand in the Eastern Free State, a border town near Maseru, Lesotho. The influence of rural Free State/Lesotho has been a source of inspiration for the designer, along with her everyday surroundings. In this Q&A we get to know her a bit better.
Q: If you met the president of our country right now and he said “sell me on why I should give you R1 million to use in your creations as you please, in just 10 words”- what would you say?
Q: What would your autobiography be called?
Q: According to you, how big of a role does luck play in someone’s success story?
A: I don’t believe in luck. I firmly believe in hard work.
Q: If you could take credit for any piece of creation, which one would you claim? Why?
Q: If tomorrow is your last day on earth, what would you create to leave behind?
Q: Creatively, what’s your greatest strength and weakness?
Q: If you had the power to change anything about the country’s creative landscape what would you change?
Q: If you could only use one colour in all your creations, what colour would it be? And why?
A: Yellow. Sonskyn.
Q: If you had to live the life of a creative that inspires you, who would it be and why?
A: I’m living my best life.
Q: If you were stranded on a deserted island, name three things you’d make sure to have with you?
A: Nothing, isn’t that the point of going to a stranded island in the first place?
Q: Describe fashion and what you do as a whole to a blind person?
A: I think that there is more to fashion than just seeing it.