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Gucci models carry replicas of heads at Milan Fashion Week
Gucci models carry replicas of heads at Milan Fashion Week

Gucci kicked off Milan Fashion Week in typical eccentric style on Wednesday as models carried replicas of their own heads on a runway transformed into a creepy operating room.

8 hours ago

2Bop's Anthony Smith on fostering the spirit of community in fashion
2Bop's Anthony Smith on fostering the spirit of community in fashion

Cape Town-based clothing label 2Bop started its life in 2004 as a way to turn a passion for classic video games into a form of expression...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

New winner selected for David Tlale reality show following dispute
New winner selected for David Tlale reality show following dispute

Following a dispute between fashion designer David Tlale and the original winner of his reality show The Intern, a young Limpopo designer has been announced as the new winner.

2 days ago

Moncler to unveil monthly 'Genius' series at Milan Fashion Week
Moncler to unveil monthly 'Genius' series at Milan Fashion Week

Italian outerwear maker Moncler will unveil his strategy for shaking up the world fashion calendar at the Milan Fashion Week opening on Tuesday with his high-powered monthly "Genius" series...

3 days ago

Li Edelkoort | Photographer:
The Goddesses of the past and present (Part 2)

This a continuation of Dutch trend forecaster Li Edelkoort's presentation at Lisof, on her latest trend book, Goddesses for spring/summer 2019...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

The Goddesses of the past and present (Part 1)
The Goddesses of the past and present (Part 1)

Dutch trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort presented her latest trend books for 2019, namely Goddesses (trends S/S 2019), On Safari (activewear S/S 2019) and Spiritual House (home and lifestyle 2019), as part of Design Indaba 2018 at Lisof in Johannesburg yesterday...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

Kenya seeks to bridge trade deficit with Morocco
Kenya seeks to bridge trade deficit with Morocco

The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry is seeking to bridge the trade deficit between Kenya and Morocco and grow trade between the two countries...

3 days ago

Natalie Mills takes her Crystal Creations to the US
Natalie Mills takes her Crystal Creations to the US

Natalie Mills was struggling financially when she embarked on her first entrepreneurship endeavour. Since then, Mills has gone on to create Crystal Creations...

19 Feb 2018

Now Showing's Space Man pop-up showcases SAMW design talent
Now Showing's Space Man pop-up showcases SAMW design talent

In keeping up with its standard for retail innovation and interactive shopping as the new normal, the third instalment of Now Showing has launched with a +Space Man pop-up store...

19 Feb 2018

Rosey & Vittori's Steven Rosenbau talks inspiration, SA fashion and SAMW
Rosey & Vittori's Steven Rosenbau talks inspiration, SA fashion and SAMW

Along with Isabella Bosigno, Steven Rosenbau is the creative force behind Rosey & Vittori, a luxury streetwear brand that strives to bring panache to everyday street style...

By Maroefah Smith 16 Feb 2018

Rich Mnisi makes his furniture design debut at Southern Guild gallery
Rich Mnisi makes his furniture design debut at Southern Guild gallery

Young fashion designer Rich Mnisi has ventured into furniture design, debuting specially commissioned pieces at Southern Guild's Extra Ordinary group exhibition...

15 Feb 2018

Top 10 trends from SAMW AW18
Top 10 trends from SAMW AW18

South African menswear designers showcased their 2018 autumn/winter ranges at SA Menswear Week, which was held from 8-11 February 2018.

By Meagan Duckitt 15 Feb 2018

Retail sales grow more than analysts expect in December
Retail sales grow more than analysts expect in December

December's retail sales grew 5.3%, beating economists' consensus forecast of 4%...

By Robert Laing 15 Feb 2018

AFI CT Fashion Week to celebrate Africa
AFI CT Fashion Week to celebrate Africa

African Fashion International (AFI) has rebranded its fashion week properties to AFI Cape Town Fashion Week and AFI Joburg Fashion Week. AFI Cape Town Fashion Week will take place from 21-24 March 2018.

14 Feb 2018

Nandi Madida nails her New York Fashion Week debut
Nandi Madida nails her New York Fashion Week debut

Local celeb Nandi Madida presented her Colour by Nandi Madida Autumn/Winter 2018 collection, in collaboration with designer Josh Patron, at New York Fashion Week on Saturday...

By Emmanuel Tjiya 13 Feb 2018

South Africans are sentimental spenders - Mastercard Love Index
South Africans are sentimental spenders - Mastercard Love Index

South Africans continue to say "I love you" by investing in experiences over material goods, as new data shows sentimental spending has increased by 50% since 2015...

13 Feb 2018

Hermès bags record sales in 2017
Hermès bags record sales in 2017

Luxury goods maker Hermès said on Thursday it shrugged off economic, geo-political and monetary uncertainty to book record sales in 2017...

12 Feb 2018

Significant growth in festive retail spending driven by stronger rand and lower inflation
Significant growth in festive retail spending driven by stronger rand and lower inflation

South African consumer spending showed a healthy improvement over the festive season, with retail sales volumes rising 3.8% year-on-year...

9 Feb 2018

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DTI to honour furniture design excellence

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is set to hold the Furniture Design Competition later this month to recognise excellence in the sector...

9 Feb 2018

China steps into New York Fashion Week breach
China steps into New York Fashion Week breach

Chen Peng is only 26 years old and yet his wildly original puffer coats have already adorned the likes of Rihanna and Lady Gaga...

8 Feb 2018

Italtile bucks trend as turnover soars
Italtile bucks trend as turnover soars

Italtile saw trading profit leap as turnover soared in the six months to December 2017, despite consumer sentiment in SA being "by and large down"...

By Mark Allix 8 Feb 2018

Footwear and children's wear to remain key growth drivers in apparel market
Footwear and children's wear to remain key growth drivers in apparel market

Apparel and footwear industry performance in 2017 has seen value sales grow by 4% with sportswear the most dynamic growth area, closely followed by children's wear...

7 Feb 2018

David Tlale embroiled in reality show controversy
David Tlale embroiled in reality show controversy

He may be a gifted designer, but not everything about David Tlale is stylish...

By Leonie Wagner 7 Feb 2018

East Africa: Smuggling, hides exports hurting bid to grow leather trade
East Africa: Smuggling, hides exports hurting bid to grow leather trade

While Kenya has identified the leather industry as among those to push its manufacturing sector, it is struggling to stem export and smuggling of raw hides and skins...

By Njiraini Muchira 6 Feb 2018

Mall for Africa expands to 11 new markets
Mall for Africa expands to 11 new markets

Mall for Africa, an e-commerce and m-commerce platform present in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Rwanda, has expanded to 11 new countries in Africa...

5 Feb 2018

Historic French fashion label Paul Poiret is revived
Historic French fashion label Paul Poiret is revived

The historic French fashion label Paul Poiret has been resurrected and will show its first collection in nearly nine decades at Paris fashion week next month...

2 Feb 2018

Saddler Belts brand 'Saddler' is now a registered brand, over 27 years of excellence
Saddler Belts brand 'Saddler' is now a registered brand, over 27 years of excellence

Based in Durban, Saddler belts is a leading producer of genuine leather belts. After 27 years of successful trading, they have now registered their "Saddler" brand...

Issued by Saddler Belts & Leathercraft 31 Jan 2018

New Mungo Mill a nod to transparent textile design and production
New Mungo Mill a nod to transparent textile design and production

Textile company Mungo, founded 35 years ago by master weaver Stuart Holding, opened a new mill in November at the historic homestead of Old Nick Village in Plettenberg Bay...

31 Jan 2018

H&M recalls socks after shoppers spot 'Allah pattern'
H&M recalls socks after shoppers spot 'Allah pattern'

NEWSWATCH: Swedish clothing retailer H&M has recalled a line of children's socks after complaints from shoppers that a pattern on them appeared to resemble the word Allah written in Arabic...

30 Jan 2018

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