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

Commission approves tie-up between surfwear titans Billabong and Boardriders
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.

3 days ago

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

#AFICTFW: 15 autumn/winter trends
#AFICTFW: 15 autumn/winter trends

African Fashion International (AFI) hosted its annual autumn/winter Fashion Week at the Salt River Film Studios in Cape Town from 21-24 March 2018.

By Meagan Duckitt 28 Mar 2018

Kanye West's muse Abloh takes over Louis Vuitton menswear
Kanye West's muse Abloh takes over Louis Vuitton menswear

American designer and celebrity DJ Virgil Abloh is to take over menswear at Louis Vuitton, the brand said on Monday, in a dramatic shake-up at the top of men's fashion.

27 Mar 2018

Online retail potential will soon be realised in SA - Spree
Online retail potential will soon be realised in SA - Spree

After a few years hovering around the 1% mark, Spree predicts online shopping's share of total retail sales in South Africa will increase exponentially over the next three years...

26 Mar 2018

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CTIJF workshop weaves thread between fashion and business

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival Sustainable Training and Development workshop took place on Tuesday, 20 March and weaved the thread between fashion and business in 2018...

22 Mar 2018

British designer Kim Jones takes over at Dior Homme
British designer Kim Jones takes over at Dior Homme

British designer Kim Jones said on Monday that he was taking the reins at Dior Homme two months after quitting Louis Vuitton...

20 Mar 2018

Zara and H&M shore up defences as internet threatens
Zara and H&M shore up defences as internet threatens

Logistics investments, new technology ... Faced with fierce online competition from the likes of Amazon, affordable fashion giants Zara and H&M are shoring up their defences, trying to use their stores to boost internet sales...

19 Mar 2018

Nike cites 'conduct' violations, top executive out
Nike cites 'conduct' violations, top executive out

Sportsgear maker Nike on Thursday announced the surprise departure of top executive Trevor Edwards, who was considered a potential successor to the firm's CEO...

19 Mar 2018

Donatella Versace says label will stop using fur in products
Donatella Versace says label will stop using fur in products

Donatella Versace has said her family's luxury fashion label will no longer use real furs in its products, according to an interview with a British magazine...

16 Mar 2018

Securing a future for fashion - in conversation with Jackie Burger
Securing a future for fashion - in conversation with Jackie Burger

The word 'pollution' may conjure up images of dirty waterways and smog-filled city skies but seldom is it realised that the clothing on our backs may be the product of a dirty and dehumanising supply chain...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Mar 2018

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AVI aims to resole Green Cross

Consumer brands giant AVI, which performed commendably in the half-year to end-December, is determined to reboot its footwear division...

By Marc Hasenfuss 13 Mar 2018

Eastern Cape SMEs get a leg up with new Exporter Development Programme
Eastern Cape SMEs get a leg up with new Exporter Development Programme

A new Exporter Development Programme has been launched by the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber in partnership with the Eastern Cape Development Corporation...

13 Mar 2018

Shirley Maltz, CEO of HomeChoice Holdings. Picture: Hetty Zantman via Business Day
Homechoice to step up its digital sales platform

Listed household goods retailer and financial services group Homechoice is gearing up to improve its digital offering to further enhance sales...

12 Mar 2018

#SeamlessAfrica: Store 4.0 is an attitude, not a technology
#SeamlessAfrica: Store 4.0 is an attitude, not a technology

E-commerce may be where the retail industry is seeing growth, but the physical store is not dead. In fact, it may be more important than ever...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Mar 2018

BabyWombWorld shines at MamaMagic New Product Awards
BabyWombWorld shines at MamaMagic New Product Awards

South African baby and parenting expo, MamaMagic, has announced the winners of its New Product Awards for 2017...

12 Mar 2018

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Edcon fails to make the grade

Unlisted retail group Edcon has recorded a poor quarterly performance with a decline in sales and revenue...

9 Mar 2018

Sunglass Hut's digital signage solution showcases its brand at premium store opening
Sunglass Hut's digital signage solution showcases its brand at premium store opening

Sunglass Hut recently opened its new premium store at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town and collaborated with Moving Tactics to implement a cutting-edge digital signage solution...

Issued by Moving Tactics 8 Mar 2018

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