Lauren Hartzenberg
#WomensMonth: Uplifting women with Inner Secrets matriarch Penny Parolis

#WomensMonth: Uplifting women with Inner Secrets matriarch Penny Parolis[Lauren Hartzenberg] Penny Parolis, founder of Inner Secrets Lingerie, reflects on the motivation behind the upmarket boutique and the lessons learned along her business journey...

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Maroefah Smith
#SourceAfrica2019: What to know for womenswear S/S 2020

#SourceAfrica2019: What to know for womenswear S/S 2020[Maroefah Smith] Polly Walters from WGSN recently outlined some of the trends the company has been tracking for womenswear in the lead up to spring/summer 2020...

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Maroefah Smith
#SourceAfrica2019: What's trending for menswear in S/S 2020?

Vertical stripes and a new take on check at Acne Studios. Image credit: Acne Studios
Vertical stripes and a new take on check at Acne Studios. Image credit: Acne Studios
[Maroefah Smith] WGSN fashion and beauty editor Polly Walters recently summarised the season's key colours, patterns, items and more at the Source Africa in Cape Town...

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Maroefah Smith
#SourceAfrica2019: WGSN's 6 key strategies for developing S/S 2020 collections

Looks from Kim Jones's debut summer collection at Dior.
Looks from Kim Jones's debut summer collection at Dior.
[Maroefah Smith] WGSN editor and trend feed curator Polly Walters presented the company's trend forecast for spring/summer 2020 at the recent Source Africa in Cape Town...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
#AfricaMonth: The rise of Afrocentrism and its impact on the luxury business

#AfricaMonth: The rise of Afrocentrism and its impact on the luxury business[Lauren Hartzenberg] Africa has been a rich source of artistic inspiration for many parts of the world for centuries, but what's changing now is that Afrocentric culture is being spearheaded by the sons and daughters of the African continent...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
#AfricaMonth: Alain Dos Santos on growing Montblanc's luxury legacy in Africa

#AfricaMonth: Alain Dos Santos on growing Montblanc's luxury legacy in Africa[Lauren Hartzenberg] While a growing number of international brands are waking up to the promise of Africa as a valuable market for luxury goods, Montblanc has been growing its presence on the continent for 30 years...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
The homegrown heritage of Grasshoppers shoes

The homegrown heritage of Grasshoppers shoes[Lauren Hartzenberg] Celebrating 160 years in the industry, Grasshoppers shoes have transcended generations to remain one of South Africa's favourite homegrown footwear brands...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies[Lauren Hartzenberg] Celebrated fashion designer and Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
#CNILux: The creative cultural legacy of MaXhosa by Laduma

#CNILux: The creative cultural legacy of MaXhosa by Laduma[Lauren Hartzenberg] The striking textile and knitwear designs conceived by South African golden boy Laduma Ngxokolo are not simply stylish collectables, they're vehicles of cultural preservation...

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Maroefah Smith
Maroefah Smith
Thule shows off new minimalist store in Pretoria

Thule has unveiled its new-look store in Menlyn Maine in Pretoria. The store's design is based on the Stockholm flagship store and incorporates clean lines and a minimalist look.

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Lauren Hartzenberg
#DesignIndaba2019: Ikea's Överallt collection a global showcase of Africa's top design talent

#DesignIndaba2019: Ikea's Överallt collection a global showcase of Africa's top design talent[Lauren Hartzenberg] The anticipated launch of Ikea's Överallt homeware collection is described as a marriage between African rituals and Scandinavian design...

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

#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 2[Maroefah Smith] Nicola Cooper delivered a trend talk on the localisation of global trends at the recent ATF Trade Expo in Cape Town...

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

#ATFexpo2018: Buy less, spend more - the case for luxury fashion[Lauren Hartzenberg] 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...

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

#ATFexpo2018: How the conscious consumer is reshaping fashion retail[Maroefah Smith] The conscious consumer is fast reshaping the retail fashion and textile landscape. Consumers demanding transparency and traceability are changing the ways retailers operate...

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Maroefah Smith
Maroefah Smith
Levi's unveils new-look store at Canal Walk

To mark the unveiling, Levi's hosted friends and fans of the brand and members of the media to enjoy drinks and snacks at the new store.Guests mingled, shopped, and were treated to an exclusive Levi's x Flexfit customisation experience that had everyone personalising caps with their favourite Levi's patches.

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Maroefah Smith
Maroefah Smith
Architects, designers celebrate Massimo Castagna's work

Architects and designers recently celebrated the works of Italian architect and Rossana creative director Massimo Castagna at the Norval Foundation.
The Norval Foundation is home to one of the largest private collections of South African contemporary art as well as host to key exhibitions of both local and international artists and guests came together to enjoy an evening of art, architecture, and design.

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Maroefah Smith
Maroefah Smith
Weylandts opens shop in PE

The store design is inspired by the Japanese tradition of using a tatami sleeping mat as the measurement unit around which rooms are designed; the store was proportioned using the basic furniture setting as a starting point.Read more on the store and its offerings here.

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

#EntrepreneurMonth: Traditional textiles from Turkey, with love[Lauren Hartzenberg] 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...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
Hisense rolls out new suite of home appliances in SA

Hisense rolls out new suite of home appliances in SA[Lauren Hartzenberg] Hisense, the Chinese multinational appliance and electronics manufacturer, recent strengthened its presence in the South African market by introducing a new range of household appliances.

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Lauren Hartzenberg
Chanel buys British swimwear brand Orlebar Brown

Chanel buys British swimwear brand Orlebar Brown[Lauren Hartzenberg] French luxury house Chanel has acquired British tailored swimwear brand Orlebar Brown for an undisclosed sum...

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