Lauren Hartzenberg
SOUTH AFRICA
#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
SOUTH AFRICA
#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
SOUTH AFRICA
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
SOUTH AFRICA
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
SOUTH AFRICA
#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
SOUTH AFRICA
#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
SOUTH AFRICA
#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
SOUTH AFRICA
#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
SOUTH AFRICA
#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
SOUTH AFRICA
#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
SOUTH AFRICA
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.

Posted 8 months ago | Like
Lauren Hartzenberg
SOUTH AFRICA
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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Lauren Hartzenberg
SOUTH AFRICA
Michael Kors grows luxury portfolio with $2bn Versace acquisition

Michael Kors grows luxury portfolio with $2bn Versace acquisition[Lauren Hartzenberg] One year after buying Jimmy Choo, US fashion company Michael Kors is acquiring Italian luxury goods house Versace for $2.1 billion...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
SOUTH AFRICA
Grassroots trading to luxury leather leader: The journey of Jekyll and Hide

Grassroots trading to luxury leather leader: The journey of Jekyll and Hide[Lauren Hartzenberg] Jekyll and Hide founder Bernard Bultemeier talks luxury leather, global expansion, the challenges facing independent retail today and why we'll all be wearing backpacks soon...

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Maroefah Smith
SOUTH AFRICA
What's in store for Witchery SS18

What's in store for Witchery SS18[Maroefah Smith] Australian fashion brand Witchery recently showcased its 2018 spring/summer and limited edition collections at The Argyle in Woodstock, Cape Town...

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
#WomensMonth: An entrepreneur with a lot of heart and sole

Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu. Photo: Antonio Fiorente
Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu. Photo: Antonio Fiorente
[Nicci Botha] Whether its shoes, leather goods, coffee or healthy snacks, serial entrepreneur, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, has the Midas touch when it comes to transforming quintessential Ethiopian products into global brands...

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