Zando's coming of age
Zando's coming of age

Zando launched in 2012 as an online shoe retailer when e-commerce in SA was very much in its infancy. Fast-forward to 2019, the business has transformed into an ever-expanding fashion marketplace...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

The 10 biggest trends from SA Menswear Week A/W 2019
The 10 biggest trends from SA Menswear Week A/W 2019

If fashionistas were looking for a night out there was no better way to celebrate the opening of SA Menswear Week than at the Unknown Union show...

By Meagan Duckitt 3 days ago

Fitgymwear teams up with Candibod for activewear range
Fitgymwear teams up with Candibod for activewear range

South African activewear retailer Fitgymwear has collaborated with local blogger and influencer, Candice Boddington, to design a limited-edition 'feminine collection'...

6 Feb 2019

Under Armour's Connected Fitness comes to SA
Under Armour's Connected Fitness comes to SA

Apollo Brands, the official distributor of Under Armour in South Africa, has just launched connected fitness in South Africa...

29 Jan 2019

Rainbow Bridge gallops away with the win at the 2019 Sun Met
Rainbow Bridge gallops away with the win at the 2019 Sun Met

The 2019 Sun Met was held at the Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town on 26 January 2019...

28 Jan 2019

Maybelline and Puma collaborate on athleisure-inspired makeup collection
Maybelline and Puma collaborate on athleisure-inspired makeup collection

Maybelline New York has teamed up with global sportswear brand Puma to create a high performance, street style-inspired makeup collection. The Puma x Maybelline collaboration taps into the athleisure trend...

21 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 6 Fashion and décor trends that are here to stay and slay
#BizTrends2019: 6 Fashion and décor trends that are here to stay and slay

It's that time of the year again darlings. When I look at my social media comments, take inspiration from runway rages and peek into the mind of Li Edelkoort to bring you my version of what we'll be wearing next summer...

By Kumari Govender 14 Jan 2019

Who wore it best at the 2019 L'Ormarins Queens Plate
Who wore it best at the 2019 L'Ormarins Queens Plate

The L'Ormarins Queen's Plate (LQP), held at the Kenilworth Racecourse, is still one of the most anticipated events on the Cape Town calendar...

By Meagan Duckitt 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 7 fashion trend predictions for 2019
#BizTrends2019: 7 fashion trend predictions for 2019

Due to our geographic location, South Africa is a season behind in fashion. Where we initially adopted trends slower, the gap is slowly closing as customers awareness increase because of social media influences...

By Meagan Duckitt 7 Jan 2019

Edgars campaign celebrates self-expression and creative collaboration
Edgars campaign celebrates self-expression and creative collaboration

As part of Edgars' refreshed branding strategy, the department store chain is collaborating more with South African creatives. The recently released Sho Madjozi Collection is one of the fruits of the approach...

4 Jan 2019

Considered curation at online lifestyle store Jimnojean
Considered curation at online lifestyle store Jimnojean

Jimnojean is a new online retail destination founded by Keagan Carlin, focused on offering shoppers a curated selection of decor, art, beauty and lifestyle products...

20 Dec 2018

Turkish fashion retailer LC Waikiki eyes growth in South Africa
Turkish fashion retailer LC Waikiki eyes growth in South Africa

Turkish-based global fashion chain LC Waikiki has just opened its third South African store. The new branch, located at Tyger Valley Shopping Centre, follows store openings in Menlyn Park and Sandton City...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Dec 2018

Milestone charter sees fashion giants pledge to reduce emissions
Milestone charter sees fashion giants pledge to reduce emissions

The global fashion sector has increased momentum to address climate change by launching the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. Premier fashion brands, retailers, and supplier organisations have agreed...

19 Dec 2018

RunwaySale's runaway success
RunwaySale's runaway success

RunwaySale was born from a love of affordable designer brands. The two dynamos behind this business combined their international experience to give South Africans access to premium brands...

By Eugene Yiga 13 Dec 2018

Mary Quant with Vidal Sassoon, 1964. Photograph by Ronald Dumont, Image courtesy of V&A Museum
Mary Quant: Fashion's inspirational icon for the #metoo era

Tickets have just gone on sale for the V&A London's Mary Quant exhibition, which opens its doors on 6 April 2019. The timing, whether through luck or curatorial savvy, feels perfect...

By Jenny Gilbert 12 Dec 2018

Armitage Outfitters: KZN's new one-stop-shop for men's grooming and apparel
Armitage Outfitters: KZN's new one-stop-shop for men's grooming and apparel

After working in the retail trade for 23 years, Neville Armitage has realised his dream of opening his own store...

11 Dec 2018

Coke Threds design collab merges SA fashion with pop culture
Coke Threds design collab merges SA fashion with pop culture

Coca-Cola has teamed up with four local fashion designers to create a quartet of signature collections influenced by South African experiences and the beverage brand's iconic design elements...

10 Dec 2018

Chanel halts use of fur and exotic animal skins
Chanel halts use of fur and exotic animal skins

French luxury fashion brand Chanel has initiated a ban on the use of exotic animal skins in all future designs...

5 Dec 2018

#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 2
#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 2

Nicola Cooper delivered a trend talk on the localisation of global trends at the recent ATF Trade Expo in Cape Town...

By Maroefah Smith 5 Dec 2018

#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 1
#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 1

The moment you provide the South African consumer with what they need, they will start purchasing whatever you are selling. This was the main message from trend analyst Nicola Cooper...

By Maroefah Smith 4 Dec 2018

#ATFexpo2018: Buy less, spend more - the case for luxury fashion
#ATFexpo2018: Buy less, spend more - the case for luxury fashion

With a quick-throwaway culture defining the fast fashion era, investing in quality, handcrafted goods that are designed to last is one way consumers can shop more sustainably...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Nov 2018

#ATFexpo2018: How the conscious consumer is reshaping fashion retail
#ATFexpo2018: How the conscious consumer is reshaping fashion retail

The conscious consumer is fast reshaping the retail fashion and textile landscape. Consumers demanding transparency and traceability are changing the ways retailers operate...

By Maroefah Smith 26 Nov 2018

Fashion blogger, Aqeelah Harron-Ally.
Blogging success: Find ways to add value to the lives of others

Aqeelah Harron-Ally, one of South Africa's first fashion bloggers, shares how she still manages to keep her content fresh and relevant...

By Juanita Pienaar 26 Nov 2018

Africa's first AR experience on Facebook Messenger
Africa's first AR experience on Facebook Messenger

Pan-African payments company, Celulant, has built the first augmented reality powered try-on experiences in Facebook Messenger...

20 Nov 2018

Mobile app launched to connect to African fashion designers
Mobile app launched to connect to African fashion designers

Lesela, meaning cloth or fabric in Sesotho and Swahili, is a new mobile app that provides access to African fashion designers...

19 Nov 2018

Designer Jean Paul Gaultier bans fur from future collections
Designer Jean Paul Gaultier bans fur from future collections

Parisian couturier Jean Paul Gaultier is the latest fashion designer to ditch the use of fur in all future collections...

13 Nov 2018

New men's styling service lets you try before you buy
New men's styling service lets you try before you buy

South African online styling service, Crate|ov Clothes, gives men the opportunity to be dressed by a professional stylist who selects outfits based on their preferences...

13 Nov 2018

Ivy redefining industry and educational makeup standards
Ivy redefining industry and educational makeup standards

Michael Ivy, AFDA Port Elizabeth campus dean and founder of the Ivy makeup brand, has announced the launch of a new range of eyeshadow in February of 2019...

Issued by AFDA 7 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Traditional textiles from Turkey, with love
#EntrepreneurMonth: Traditional textiles from Turkey, with love

The hammam towel is a perennial Turkish accessory that's prized for its myriad of uses. Said to have been traditionally used in the super-hot Turkish baths, they needed to be durable and good at drying...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Nov 2018

2019 L'Ormarins Queen's Plate dates announced
2019 L'Ormarins Queen's Plate dates announced

The annual L'Ormarins Queen's Plate two day horse-racing festival will be held at the Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town on 4-5 January 2019...

2 Nov 2018

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