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Fashion faux pas(s): The ‘pretty ugly' shoe

1990s nostalgia has brought back the popularity of the unfashionable fashion shoe, also known as the ‘pretty ugly' shoe...

By Maroefah Smith 10 hours ago

All bets on House of Kallie

In 2015 I decided to do a short eight-week beginners course in jewellery-making. I ended up with torn nails, bruised hands and an appreciation of the hard work done by creators behind this artform...

By Robin Fredericks 23 Mar 2017

Luxury online shopping platform Italist launches in SA

Italist, a large online shopping portal dedicated to selling luxury goods from Italy's multi-brand independent fashion retailers, has launched in SA...

20 Mar 2017

AFI celebrate a decade of design at #MBFWCT17

Set at the Camps Bay Sports Complex, the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017 tent will emulate the likes of Bryant Park for New York Fashion Week with a host of exciting experiences from 23 to 25 March 2017.

16 Mar 2017

Africa's first cashmere producer launches debut collection

Africa's first indigenous cashmere, produced from the local iMbuzi goat, was displayed as part of the Ivili Loboya launch at the Impact Hub in Rosebank...

2 Mar 2017

Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival returns

The fourth Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival will take place from 7-8 April 2017 at the Mercedes-Benz dealership in Century City, Cape Town.

1 Mar 2017

SA entrepreneur exhibits luxury scarf range at London Fashion Week

South African entrepreneur Bushera Bashir exhibited her luxury cashmere scarf range at London Fashion Week, which took place 18-19 February...

28 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Stacy Beukes puts a ring on Cape Flats culture and creativity

Stacy Beukes is the curly-haired designer, manufacturer and owner of local jewellery brand A Ring To It. Raised on the Cape Flats...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Feb 2017

Autumn/winter catwalks gear for 'oversized' theme

Catwalks will see a return to oversized fashion items this autumn/winter. This is according to Jackie May, editor at Marie Claire South Africa...

23 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Love local, love sustainable, Love Milo

As we slowly wise up to the negative effects our growing consumerism has on the environment, it could be argued that the most progressive design is that which is sustainable...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Feb 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Emerging Creative Kgotso Letwaba

Kgotso Letwaba, founder of fashion label The After Skool Life and one of Design Indaba's Emerging Creatives, creates activewear informed by his love of sport and street art. We chat to him about design and authentic storytelling for #DesignMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 23 Feb 2017

Local creatives lace up in Puma's Run the Streets campaign

Puma's Run The Streets campaign gets a local twist with rapper Gigi Lamayne, 2015 South African Hip Hop Awards winner Nasty C, Digital Maskandi founder and artist Mashayabhuqe KaMamba, and Puma's own Rolo Rozay...

15 Feb 2017

Etihad Airways announces travel programme tailored for fashion industry

Etihad Airways has announced the launch of Runway to Runway - a special rewards programme designed for the fashion community's travel requirements...

13 Feb 2017

Four trends from SA Menswear Week Autumn/Winter 2017 range

Talented designers showcased their Autumn/Winter 2017 range at Lexus SA Menswear Week in Cape Town.

By Meagan Duckitt 10 Feb 2017

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