Lifestyle Trends 2018

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Fresh crop of fashion talent advances in Standard Bank business accelerator
Fresh crop of fashion talent advances in Standard Bank business accelerator

The Threads Accelerator, a fashion SME programme presented by marketing agency Nonzero and Standard Bank, has entered its second stage...

2 hours ago

All walks of life welcomed at Hi-Tec Garden Route Walking Festival
All walks of life welcomed at Hi-Tec Garden Route Walking Festival

The Hi-Tec Garden Route Walking Festival will be held in the Garden Route over the Easter Weekend from 30 March-2 April 2018.

21 hours ago

Littlegig to bring 24 hours of creativity to Stellenbosch
Littlegig to bring 24 hours of creativity to Stellenbosch

The Littlegig 24H Festival is set to take place 17-18 February at the Wiesenhof Farm in Stellenbosch.

5 Jan 2018

Tami Ruschin, MD of The Stylista.
Pinning down real street style with The Stylista's social content

Shh... Word on the stylish digital street is that The Stylista is the place to be. It's a user-generated social media space for those interested in fashion, beauty and lifestyle, with a distinctive SA flavour. MD Tami Ruschin explains the beauty of creating customised content to delight brands and consumers alike...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Dec 2017

Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2018 returns to Val de Vie Estate
Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2018 returns to Val de Vie Estate

The return of the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2018 has been announced and will take place at Val de Vie Estate on Saturday, 3 March 2018.

18 Dec 2017

Edcon design challenge nurtures young fashion talent
Edcon design challenge nurtures young fashion talent

Rails of new designs from Edcon's Design Innovation Challenge cohort are now available at select Edgars stores countrywide...

18 Dec 2017

Missibaba sets up shop at the Watershed
Missibaba sets up shop at the Watershed

Handcrafted leather accessory label, Missibaba, has opened a new store at the Watershed in the V&A Waterfront...

15 Dec 2017

#BestofBiz 2017: Lifestyle
#BestofBiz 2017: Lifestyle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2017 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Lifestyle & Entertainment portal over the past year below.

14 Dec 2017

#ATFexpo17: Challenges and opportunities facing SA's clothing retailers
#ATFexpo17: Challenges and opportunities facing SA's clothing retailers

While the demise of physical retail abroad is sure to cast a shadow on the plans of local counterparts, Brett Kaplan believes the long-term outlook for local apparel retail is a good news story...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Dec 2017

Guess launches sexy summer 2017 range
Guess launches sexy summer 2017 range

Wednesday, 29 November saw the launch of Guess' Summer range at The Lookout in Cape Town V&A Waterfront.

By Meagan Duckitt 11 Dec 2017

Fashion Faux Pas(s): No make-up make-up
Fashion Faux Pas(s): No make-up make-up

While you may have finally figured out how to contour like a Kardashian, beauty trends at recent fashion weeks suggest that contouring is out and highlighting is in. Indicative of the natural beauty movement, highlighting is aimed at enhancing what's already there.

By Maroefah Smith 23 Nov 2017

It may not be possible to slow down fast fashion - so can the industry ever be sustainable?
It may not be possible to slow down fast fashion - so can the industry ever be sustainable?

The fashion industry has some major sustainability problems. By 2030, it is predicted that the industry's water consumption will grow by 50% to 118 billion cubic metres...

By Mark Sumner 23 Nov 2017

SA architect Handre de la Rey's concrete sunglasses launch to market
SA architect Handre de la Rey's concrete sunglasses launch to market

Concrete sunglasses have for the first time been made available for commercial retail. The designer behind the range is South African architect Handre de la Rey...

20 Nov 2017

Retailers to watch this Black Friday, Cyber Monday
Retailers to watch this Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Retailers and consumers alike are readying themselves for snaking queues and extended shopping hours in-store and online this Black Friday, falling on 24 November this year...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Nov 2017

Warrick Gautier on Fabiani's foray into womenswear
Warrick Gautier on Fabiani's foray into womenswear

Suiting and tailoring brand Fabiani, established as an exclusively menswear label for nearly forty years, has broadened its focus to include women's fashion...

16 Nov 2017

SA's Wezart helps African artists sell to world
SA's Wezart helps African artists sell to world

South African art and fashion marketplace Wezart is helping African artists and designers sell to the rest of the world via its e-commerce platform...

By Tom Jackson 14 Nov 2017

Dates set for 2018 L'Ormarins Queen's Plate
Dates set for 2018 L'Ormarins Queen's Plate

The date has been set for Cape Town's racing and social highlight, the L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Racing Festival, which takes place between 5-6 January 2018.

7 Nov 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Fashion meets chocolate in Rich Factory-Aero collaboration
#EntrepreneurMonth: Fashion meets chocolate in Rich Factory-Aero collaboration

With its unique silhouettes and colourful African prints, Rich Factory designs demand attention. The creative force and founder of the brand is Zambian-born, South Africa-dwelling Rina Chunga...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Nov 2017

Heineken invests in African creativity
Heineken invests in African creativity

Heineken has unveiled its first Africa inspired fashion collection co-created with talented African designers at Lagos Fashion and Design week as part of its 'Open Design Explorations'...

1 Nov 2017

Superbalist boosts offering with Cotton On partnership and new categories
Superbalist boosts offering with Cotton On partnership and new categories

Local online retailer, Superbalist, has expanded its offering with the addition of a Sport and Kids category, as well as an exclusive partnership with Cotton On...

26 Oct 2017

Can technology help fashion clean up its act?
Can technology help fashion clean up its act?

Chemical waste, mass production and consumerism are all byproducts of an industrialised global economy...

By Suzanne Mancini 25 Oct 2017

Standard Banks' Threads Accelerator finalists selected
Standard Banks' Threads Accelerator finalists selected

Twelve South African fashion industry creatives have been selected to participate in the Threads Accelerator programme, which kicks off this week.

25 Oct 2017

#SAFW: Woolworths reveals sustainable capsule collection
#SAFW: Woolworths reveals sustainable capsule collection

Woolworths placed the spotlight on sustainable fashion at this year's SA Fashion Week with the launch of a sustainable capsule collection...

25 Oct 2017

Local, international designers to showcase at RCFS 2017
Local, international designers to showcase at RCFS 2017

Local and international designers will showcase at the 2017 Red Carpet Fashion Show (RCFS), which will be held at Cocoon in Cape Town on 2 December 2017.

23 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Discovering young designers with the SAFW New Talent Search
#EntrepreneurMonth: Discovering young designers with the SAFW New Talent Search

South African Fashion Week (SAFW) will be showcasing 53 2018 autumn/winter collections at the Sandton City Rooftop in Johannesburg on 24 October 2017.

By Ruth Cooper 18 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal
#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal

Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Oct 2017

Pichulik and Weylandts collaborate on Capsule collection
Pichulik and Weylandts collaborate on Capsule collection

Weylandts and Pichulik have collaborated on a newly launched range of jewellery exclusive to the furniture retailer.

10 Oct 2017

South African Fashion Week celebrates 20th year
South African Fashion Week celebrates 20th year

South African Fashion Week (SAFW), now in its 20th year opens its doors on 24 October 2017 to 53 Autumn/Winter 2018 collections at Sandton City Rooftop, surrounded by a skyline of modern architecture.

9 Oct 2017

Luxury activewear brand Plein Sport opens first SA store
Luxury activewear brand Plein Sport opens first SA store

International luxury active sportswear brand Plein Sport has opened its first South African store in Johannesburg at Sandton City...

4 Oct 2017

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