One person that has impressed me this year is Siya Beyile, founder and creative director of The Threaded Man, an online destination for the modern African man to stay up to date on the latest fashion trends. Following its 2013 launch, The Threaded Man has cemented itself as the go to platform that provides men with the latest style trends, resulting in the portal coming second for the Best Blog about Africa category at the African Blogger Awards.

In a space of two years, Siya has collaborated with a number of brands, while acting as a stylist to some of our favourite celebrities as well as major fashion campaigns. From Flying Fish, Titan, Levis,Ted Baker, Tommy Hilfiger and adidas to mention a few, it’s clear that brands are as obsessed with the Siya Beyile brand as his fast growing following.