Mall of Africa is the new host of SA Fashion Week and has also welcomed the opening of Koop Studio, a new retail hub that showcases the work of local fashion designers. Koop Studio is a collaborative venture between Sandy Rogers and Lucilla Booyzen...
15 Sep 2020
Let's take a look at what we can expect from the South African fashion industry in 2020...
Meagan Duckitt 20 Dec 2019
South African Fashion Week (SAFW) will be showcasing 53 2018 autumn/winter collections at the Sandton City Rooftop in Johannesburg on 24 October 2017.
Ruth Cooper 17 Oct 2017
SA Fashion Week (SAFW) has announced that SAFW visitors will be the first to sample the Cafféluxe Platinum Collection, a range of premium Nespresso® compatable aluminium capsules...
13 Sep 2016
The three-month Edcon Design Innovation Challenge launches today, 6 September 2016 at 6.30pm at the Edgars store in Melrose Arch. Designers such as Shaldon from Naked Ape and Ephymol's Ephraim Molingoana, as well as media and bloggers will be in attendance...
6 Sep 2016
Business of Design is a two-day seminar for small to medium design business owners, recent graduates and design students, aimed at guiding, inspiring and offering practical tools to better their business...
18 Mar 2015
Most Beautiful Object In South Africa (MBOISA) at Design Indaba Expo surveys the most beautiful creations made locally over the past year with the help of a dynamic mix of influential members of South African society...
17 Feb 2015
This year has seen the closure of two prominent South African designer labels. Three months ago Tiaan Nagel announced he would be closing down his design studio and store. Now TWO, the luxury basics label, also announced its departure.
Sandiso Ngubane 6 Dec 2013
The Crowne Plaza Sleepwear Design Competition 2013 will form part of the official SA Fashion Week programme and is open exclusively to designers on the SA Fashion Week database. The challenge is to design a piece of stylish sleepwear, which both looks great and helps promote a comfortable night's sleep.
29 Aug 2013
Following the highly successful launch of the SA Fashion Week's (SAFW) local designer 'Pop Up Shops' last year, the newly renovated Sandton City Fountain Court will once again be transformed with a showcase of South African design and talent from 30 September to 2 October 2011.
25 Sep 2011
The SA Fashion Week Designer Capsule Collection at Edgars Melrose Arch is officially open. The high-profile launch event, hosted by Edcon CEO Jürgen Schreiber and SA Fashion Week Director Lucilla Booyzen, set the scene for Edgars' debut as the official retail partner of SA Fashion Week.
23 Sep 2011
Following an announcement by Hugues Witvoet, chief executive of the Edcon Department Stores Division, that Edgars will become the official retail partner of SA Fashion Week, the retailer will launch the first SA Fashion Week Designer Capsule Collection at an exclusive event at the Edgars Melrose Arch flagship store on Thursday 21 September 2011, the eve of SA Fashion Week winter 2012.
30 Aug 2011
South African Fashion Week (SAFW) taking place at Sandton City (8-12 October 2010) is offering the public its first opportunity to purchase fashion from the show at the local designer showcase, where leading South African designers including Amanda Laird-Cherrie, Colleen Eitzen, Two, Loxion Kulca, Ephymol and many more, will be providing consumers with a chance to purchase directly from them.
29 Sep 2010
Marie Claire South Africa will announce the local and international winners in this year's Prix d'Excellence de la Mode awards at a function in Johannesburg on Tuesday 14 September 2010 at Circa Gallery.
6 Sep 2010
Lucilla Booyzen has been announced the winner of the Corner Shop to Big Business Makers Category in the new Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year Award which searched for exceptional and visionary women achievers who with determination and foresight are making an impact on the future of fellow South Africans.
26 Jul 2010
The three finalists in each of the five categories of the new Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year Award were announced yesterday, Wednesday, 14 July 2010 in Johannesburg. The public can now vote for these exceptional women, selected from hundreds of entries, thereby contributing 30% to the final score although the judges' decision will be final. The awards will be announced at the gala evening in July 2010 at Emperors Palace in Gauteng and will be broadcast during prime time on Monday 9 August on MNet.
15 Jul 2010
The V&A Waterfront is to become the new home of the Sanlam SA Fashion Week Cape Town Collections - and this year this glamorous event will be hosted in the brand new Waterfront Lookout venue (located on the rooftop above Aston Martin/Breakwater Parking Garage).
2 Oct 2009
In a move welcomed by local designers and retailers, the country's premier fashion design showcase, the Sanlam South African Fashion Week (SSAFW), has aligned its show calendar with the retail sector's forward planning cycles to capitalise on the growing appetite for local design.
15 Dec 2008
The driving force behind the introduction of South Africa's first fashion portal - being developed in partnership between financial services group Sanlam, Sanlam SA Fashion Week and fashion industry magazine Pursuit in conjunction with SA's fashion stakeholders - is to unite the fashion industry by creating the definitive source of fashion-related info. The portal will be launched by the end of 2006.
30 May 2006
Sanlam's headline sponsorship of South African Fashion Week (SSAFW) 2006 will take SSAFW countrywide with the inaugural Sanlam South African Fashion Week Collections in Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria in August - allowing Sanlam to expand its sponsorship while further showcasing the Fashion Week collections of young designers. According to sponsorship design brain, Kaelo Worldwide Media, the deal ensures that Sanlam will become a major player in South Africa's burgeoning fashion, clothing and textiles industry, which currently contributes about R27.2 billion to GDP.
22 Mar 2006
Nonhlanhla Gasa has been appointed as the new face of SA Fashion Week 2005 to represent its fresh approach to local fashion. Fashion Week 2005 takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre (Johannesburg) from 28-31 July 2005.
5 Jun 2005
While the country's top designers gather at the Sandton Convention Centre to showcase their collections for SA Fashion Week (SAFW) from 28 - 31 July 2005, some of the world's leading fashion thinkers will be convening to host the second Department of Arts & Culture Fashion Seminar.
17 Apr 2005
South Africa's premier platform for the freshest trends in fashion wear and local fashion design, the 9th SA Fashion Week (SAFW), will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, from 28 to 31 July 2005.
7 Feb 2005
South African-born Oscar winner Charlize Theron will be the face of the SA Fashion Week 2004 campaign with the announcement yesterday that L'Oreal Paris is to sponsor the country's premier fashion event, which will take place between 29 July and 1 August at the Sandton Convention Centre. Charlize Theron is one of L'Oreal's international ambassadors.
14 Jun 2004