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Cardigans and anoraks won't cut it: why there should be more fashion for older men

Now we find ourselves nearly drawing pensions and thinking what? What now? Put a cardigan on and grey shoes? Is there an age when you think: 'Oh, I can't possibly be involved in fashion now?

By Ania Sadkowska and Katherine Townsend 1 day ago

Commission approves tie-up between surfwear titans Billabong and Boardriders

The Competition Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Billabong International Limited by global branded apparel business Boardriders Inc.

2 days ago

Luxury German watch brand A. Lange & Söhne now available in SA

Handcrafted timepieces from German watchmaker A. Lange & Söhne are now available locally from Johannesburg luxury retailer, The Vault...

13 Apr 2018

#Newsmaker: Daniel Moleka to showcase 'Immortal' collection at first Cannes' Fashion Street Show

Daniel Moleka, owner of RedThread Apparel X and first-year student at Fedisa Fashion Design School in Cape Town, has been invited to showcase his 'Immortal' collection at the inaugural Fashion Street Show at the Cannes Film Festival...

By Jessica Tennant 10 Apr 2018

Adidas store numbers to contract as focus shifts to online

Footwear and apparel brand Adidas will be closing stores as it ramps up investment in online retail, with an aim to more than double its digital sales to €4bn by 2020...

10 Apr 2018

Gert-Johan Coetzee gives the Big Mac a 50th birthday fashion spin

It's a mashup of iconic fashion and fast food as designer Gert-Johan Coetzee teams up with McDonald's South Africa for the 50th birthday of the world's most iconic burger, the Big Mac...

Issued by Pacinamix 6 Apr 2018

Mobile culture fertile ground for online retail growth

South Africa has a population 56 million, but the number of cellphones in the country exceeds the number. 22.5 million of these mobile owners are online users and many of them shop online using their cellphones...

5 Apr 2018

#IWearSA: A movement to inspire a nation of local label lovers

The Wear SA Fashion Festival seeks to promote the South African clothing and textile sector - encompassing design, manufacturing, retail and consumers - by encouraging people to become 'Local Label Lovers'...

4 Apr 2018

Superga x Pichulik collaboration is a tale of three cities

Celebrated South African jewellery label Pichulik has joined forces with Italian sneaker brand Superga to create a small range of high-fashion sneakers...

4 Apr 2018

#CreativeMornings: "Creative success from courage" - Danielle Clough

In your own creative career, you often find yourself stuck in a comfort zone. At the latest Creative Mornings Cape Town talk, 'fibre artist' Danielle Clough shared that you don't have to be good at just one thing, as well as why it's important to step away from the safety net and have the courage to try new things...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Apr 2018

Stella McCartney to fly solo, buys out Kering

British fashion designer Stella McCartney is to take full control of her brand, buying the 50% stake held by French luxury group Kering...

29 Mar 2018

#AFICTFW: MaXhosa by Laduma chats AW2018 collection

Iconic fashion brand MaXhosa by Laduma, known for its signature bold and graphic knitwear designs, showcased their new Op Art-inspired Autumn/Winter collection at the recent AFI Fashion Week in Cape Town.

By Ruth Cooper 29 Mar 2018

Zando launches zero-rated shopping for Vodacom subscribers

Online fashion retailer Zando has initiated zero-rate data for both contract and prepaid Vodacom subscribers in SA. This means that all Vodacom users can browse and transact on Zando's app and mobile website and no longer pay for data...

29 Mar 2018

Hout Bay designer's rooibos purses score shelf space in Paris

Gracious Dube from Hout Bay in Cape Town is delighted to have her handmade purses, which are upcycled from rooibos tea bags, stocked in a fashion boutique in Paris...

28 Mar 2018

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