A fashion designer with flair, Mothusi Casper Lesolle is one of the biggest fashion influencers in the country.
He is also the bald-headed brains behind the clothing brand iZaura, a bold line that is making waves not just in Botswana but internationally too.
Q. Where do you get your news?
A. I get news online and it’s very convenient.
Q. What item of clothing will always be in fashion, no matter how much time passes?
A. Denim Jeans
Q. Who do you go out of your way to be nice to and why?
A. I go out of my way to please my clients. I go out of my way to see a client in their convenient space.
I give them therapy and assure them that they are okay in any shape or form.
They are my bosses and they pay my bills; I owe them that respect!
Q. What makes you roll your eyes every time you hear it?
A. I roll my eyes at every officer that says “gagona madi” (There is no money) just because they don’t understand your concepts and then years later they are excited to do the same thing you wanted years before.
Q. What high level job do you think you could lie your way into with no experience and no one would notice?
A. I think I could easily be a lawyer.
Q. What’s the worst and best thing about being male?
A. The best thing about being male is no period pains, no menopause.
We don’t stress too much but without women we are disorganised.
Q. What do you wish for in the creative industry in Botswana?
A. I wish for all creatives to understand there is no competition in art.
We express ourselves in the manner we want and there is a market for every individual idea.
Q. What is the highest pressure situation you have experienced and how did you handle it?
A. I work best under pressure because without pressure there are no expectations and without expectations there is no striving for enthusiasm.
Tell me about your trip for the fashion week
I have been involved in an eco friendly project since late last year where I was creating a gown out of eco friendly materials.
We will celebrate the project by having a reception at Buckingham Palace on the 19th February.
52 garments from Commonwealth countries will be displayed in and around London till April during the Commonwealth heads of state meeting.
Q. Five things people don’t know about you?
- I am afraid of heights
- I am shy
- I have been drawing dresses from a young age
- I wanted to study drama
- I was a fashion student for 4 years and still continuing