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New home for SA fashion at Mall of Africa
New home for SA fashion at Mall of AfricaArticle

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

Spanish fashion brand Desigual arrives in South Africa
Spanish fashion brand Desigual arrives in South AfricaArticle

Desigual has expanded its presence to South Africa with its first local store opening in Sandton City...

10 Sep 2020

Nominations now open for Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020
Nominations now open for Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020Article

Twyg is calling on fashion designers who implement sustainable and circular approaches, and who foster ethical practices, to enter its second annual Sustainable Fashion Awards...

3 Sep 2020

Emerging designers called to enter PnP Clothing mentorship project
Emerging designers called to enter PnP Clothing mentorship projectArticle

The 20/21 Futurewear project will support and provide two creatives with mentorship in business and practical application of skills in a commercial environment...

1 Sep 2020

The Watershed reopens with new 'made in Africa' beauty offering
The Watershed reopens with new 'made in Africa' beauty offeringArticle

The vibrant space is home to 150 tenants who represent over 365 local brands and small businesses, and with an impressive 3.6 million visitors a year...

1 Sep 2020

Entries open for female-focused fashion mentorship programme
Entries open for female-focused fashion mentorship programmeArticle

The Fashion Hatchery has launched a fashion entrepreneurship programme aimed at aspiring or existing fashion entrepreneurs looking to build a sustainable fashion brand...

31 Aug 2020

Inspiring future female leaders and entrepreneurs through stories
Inspiring future female leaders and entrepreneurs through storiesArticle

The enthusiasm and commitment of role models, like my mother and grandmother, helped to spark my passion for contributing to the development of female leaders and entrepreneurs across the African continent...

Nunu Ntshingila 25 Aug 2020

Second AfricaRise store opens in Gauteng
Second AfricaRise store opens in GautengArticle

Thula Sindi opened the second AfricaRise store in Marshalltown, Johannesburg, earlier this month, providing an additional platform for African designers to sell their high-end fashion, crafts...

21 Aug 2020

PnP Clothing's new collaborative partnership celebrates SA design
PnP Clothing's new collaborative partnership celebrates SA designArticle

Pick n Pay Clothing is launching limited ranges of exclusive collections in collaboration with promising young South African designers...

11 Aug 2020

Algoa FM honours Eastern Cape women media personalities
Algoa FM honours Eastern Cape women media personalitiesArticle

Algoa FM is honouring the women behind the success of the leading media house serving the Eastern and Western Cape from the Garden Route to the Wild Coast and inland through the Karoo...

Issued by Algoa FM 3 Aug 2020

Multi award-winning agency, Isobar Nigeria, walks away with another 8 awards at the recent Pitcher Awards
Multi award-winning agency, Isobar Nigeria, walks away with another 8 awards at the recent Pitcher AwardsArticle

Isobar Nigeria cemented their position as an industry leader by scooping 8 awards at the prestigious Pitcher Awards. They have once again proven their ranking amongst the top creative agencies in Nigeria...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 31 Jul 2020

Tommy Hilfiger launches programme to address racial inequality
Tommy Hilfiger launches programme to address racial inequalityArticle

Tommy Hilfiger, owned by PVH Corp., is launching the People's Place Program, which aims to advance the representation of BIPOC within the fashion and creative industries...

15 Jul 2020

#MusicExchange: Jarrad Ricketts releases new single
#MusicExchange: Jarrad Ricketts releases new singleArticle

Jarrad Ricketts has won over the hearts of South Africans since the release of his Sama-nominated debut album Break The Rules. Today, he brings a message of hope with his first gospel single entitled "You Are Lord"...

Martin Myers 30 Jun 2020

Puma biodesign project explores sustainable ways to produce and dye textiles
Puma biodesign project explores sustainable ways to produce and dye textilesArticle

Puma's exploration of sustainable alternatives for producing and dyeing textiles continues in its latest biodesign project Design to Fade...

22 Jun 2020

Showing up at the parade
Showing up at the paradeArticle

The entertainment industry has been leading the way in a gender-fluid society, but challenging gender norms is not just another box to be ticked, says Jeremy Bouwer, brand consultant and executive coach...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 9 Jun 2020

Equipping Africa's fashion entrepreneurs to conquer Covid-19
Equipping Africa's fashion entrepreneurs to conquer Covid-19Article

Fashion entrepreneurs, creatives and digital innovators joined in on Fashionomics Africa's new webinar series to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

4 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: A pause to reflect on sustainable production
#LockdownLessons: A pause to reflect on sustainable productionArticle

Sitting Pretty is a conscious fashion brand designed and manufactured in Cape Town...

Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Jun 2020

Converse campaign showcases creativity during a crisis
Converse campaign showcases creativity during a crisisArticle

Converse tasked five SA artists with visually depicting the African experience of the Covid-19 virus in a way that breathes a refreshed message of hope, strength, positivity and survival...

29 May 2020

A mural by famed Cape Town artist Faith47. Frédéric Soltan/Corbis/Getty Images.
Cape Town's creative firms are business innovators - but they're vulnerableArticle

Rhodes University research findings show that there is an agile group of mostly small, highly innovative, firms that combine cultural and digital skills to meet market demand...

Jen Snowball 22 May 2020

How the Covid-19 crisis could remodel the luxury industry
How the Covid-19 crisis could remodel the luxury industryArticle

The Covid-19 crisis has hit the luxury and fashion industry hard. According to a study conducted by the Boston Consulting Group, sales in these two sectors could drop by 25% to 30%...

Isabelle Chaboud 20 May 2020

Impact BBDO Dubai with BBDO Pakistan Lahore and Samar Minallah Khan Islamabad's “Truck Art Childfinder” on behalf of Berger Paints.
ADC 99th Annual Awards Week: 36 Cube winners in Fashion Design and IllustrationArticle

Winners in Fashion Design and Illustration were revealed on the first day of the week-long online ADC 99th Annual Awards, part of The One Club for Creativity and the world's longest continually-running program celebrating excellence in craft and innovation in all forms of design and advertising...

18 May 2020

Covid-19 disrupting fashion value chains
Covid-19 disrupting fashion value chainsArticle

African Fashion International (AFI) could never have imagined hosting the last day of Fashion Week to an eerily empty CTICC, livestreaming the entire schedule of evening shows. Little did we know, five years ago, the online streaming service that we had introduced would soon be the new normal...

Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe 13 May 2020

Tommy Hilfiger reveals capsule collection in aid of Covid-19 relief
Tommy Hilfiger reveals capsule collection in aid of Covid-19 reliefArticle

Tommy Hilfiger has launched a collection of T-shirts and sweatshirts designed in collaboration with consumers, and 100% of the proceeds will go towards Covid-19 relief...

11 May 2020

AFI partners with local fashion designers on mask production
AFI partners with local fashion designers on mask productionArticle

To ensure that local fashion businesses continue to operate during the Covid-19 lockdown in South Africa, African Fashion International (AFI) has partnered with local designers in the production of facemasks...

4 May 2020

Finalists announced for global ADC 99th Annual Awards
Finalists announced for global ADC 99th Annual AwardsArticle

The One Club for Creativity has announced the finalists for the global ADC 99th Annual Awards...

21 Apr 2020

#LockdownLessons: NOWNOW - Your People, Your Fashion
#LockdownLessons: NOWNOW - Your People, Your FashionArticle

#LockdownLessons: Eohan Lakey, founder of NOWNOW, a marketplace for local fashion designers and brands, shares his experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic...

Evan-Lee Courie 19 Apr 2020

In the front row: Zoya Nkosi
In the front row: Zoya NkosiArticle

Following the announcement of the inaugural IAB SA Front Row winners, announced online during this year's Bookmarks, we interviewed them on what the initiative means to them and what they hope to get out of it...

Jessica Tennant 13 Apr 2020

Puma's Day Zero collection harnesses sustainable textile technologies
Puma's Day Zero collection harnesses sustainable textile technologiesArticle

Sportswear brand Puma has teamed up with the BA Fashion course at London-based design school Central Saint Martins to explore more sustainable technologies in textile manufacturing...

19 Mar 2020

Fashionomics Africa initiative trains 100 entrepreneurs
Fashionomics Africa initiative trains 100 entrepreneursArticle

The African Development Bank's Fashionomics Africa initiative recently held a workshop in Nairobi, Kenya on how to establish a successful fashion brand, training 100 entrepreneurs from the textile, apparel and accessories industry...

9 Mar 2020

Battling the damaging effects of 'fast fashion'
Battling the damaging effects of 'fast fashion'Article

The numbers are astronomical: to make one pair of jeans, it takes close to 8,000 litres of water - the amount a person drinks over seven years. Even a simple cotton shirt requires close to 3,000 litres of water...

Pavithra Rao 5 Mar 2020

Winners of #REDexperiment 2.0 design competition announced
Winners of #REDexperiment 2.0 design competition announcedArticle

The annual design competition opened for entries early February and offered creatives the opportunity to design the hotel's new staff uniform, which included a T-shirt, a cap and a long-sleeve jacket...

4 Mar 2020

Manu Prakash. Image source: Design Indaba newsletter.
#DI2020: Empathy and empowerment hand-in-hand at Design Indaba 25Article

Terry Levin shares an overview and top highlights from this year's Design Indaba Festival...

Terry Levin 2 Mar 2020

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City of Cape Town reiterates support for local clothing and textile sectorArticle

The City of Cape Town says it is committed to supporting the local clothing and textile sector by providing grant funding to strategic business partners...

24 Feb 2020

4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020
4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020Article

All 16 finalists will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1,000 to expand the scope of their projects...

19 Feb 2020

Sindiso Khumalo shares her design inspiration
Sindiso Khumalo shares her design inspirationVideo

Fashion designer Sindiso Khumalo shares her design inspiration and career so far. She is best known for smoothly translating traditional Ndebele patterns into her modern fashion collections and has developed her own graphic language that has become the standout feature of her clothing line.

18 Feb 2020

Calling all African fashion designers: Scouting for Africa project launched
Calling all African fashion designers: Scouting for Africa project launchedArticle

Vogue Talents is supporting emerging designers along with the African Fashion Foundation by launching a new scouting project dedicated to African creatives...

18 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: NOWNOW becomes reality for young entrepreneur
#StartupStory: NOWNOW becomes reality for young entrepreneurArticle

Imagine this...you're 16 years old, you're in Grade 10 and you're sitting in a classroom and all of a sudden an idea comes to mind...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 Feb 2020

Seth Shezi and Zizipho Poswa's 'Zenande' | Credit: Hayden-Phipps Sculpture
#DesignIndaba2020: Most Beautiful Object in South Africa voting opensArticle

Design Indaba is running the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa competition until 12pm on 28 February 2020 and online voting is officially open...

17 Feb 2020

6 big trends from SA Menswear Week AW2020
6 big trends from SA Menswear Week AW2020Article

The 2020 Autumn/Winter SA Menswear Week centred around colour, graphic details, artistic elements and African prints anchored in silhouettes showcasing masculine vigor...

Meagan Duckitt 14 Feb 2020

Designer fashion, nostalgia magnet - what's behind the rise and rise of the sneaker?
Designer fashion, nostalgia magnet - what's behind the rise and rise of the sneaker?Article

In June, hundreds of Australian shoppers queued to buy a pair of Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Black Static Adidas sneakers the moment they went on sale...

Emily Brayshaw 29 Jan 2020

Bas Timmer with someone wearing his Sheltersuit. Image supplied.
#DesignIndaba2020: Bas Timmer is changing the world one Sheltersuit at a timeArticle

Design Indaba speaker, Dutch fashion designer Bas Timmer is changing the world one Sheltersuit at a time...

23 Jan 2020

Tunisian philanthropist Hazem Ben-Gacem invests €500,000 in fashion brand LYOUM
Tunisian philanthropist Hazem Ben-Gacem invests €500,000 in fashion brand LYOUMArticle

Tunisian fashion brand LYOUM may forge ahead its path of international expansion with new product ranges after philanthropist Hazem Ben-Gacem invested €500,000 in the company...

16 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Fashion won't be sustainable until consumers are educated
#BizTrends2020: Fashion won't be sustainable until consumers are educatedArticle

If you're wondering if sustainable fashion really does exist in South Africa, the answer is yes, but only on a small scale...

Emma Longden 15 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: More tech, eco initiatives & homegrown championing for SA fashion
#BizTrends2020: More tech, eco initiatives & homegrown championing for SA fashionArticle

Let's take a look at what we can expect from the South African fashion industry in 2020...

Meagan Duckitt 20 Dec 2019

Not child's play: The serious innovation behind toy making
Not child's play: The serious innovation behind toy makingArticle

Parents of young children will remember the Hatchimal frenzy of 2016, when a cute chick that hatches by itself took the toy market by storm during the holiday season...

Louis-Etienne Dubois, David Gauntlett and Lorena Escandon 19 Dec 2019

Katekani Moreku: A rising star in sustainable fashion
Katekani Moreku: A rising star in sustainable fashionArticle

Bold, unconventional and rooted in SePulana culture, the work of young South African fashion designer Katekani Moreku has caught the eye of the local fashion community...

Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Dec 2019

Fashionomics Africa launches "game-changer for Africa's fashion entrepreneurs"
Fashionomics Africa launches "game-changer for Africa's fashion entrepreneurs"Article

Fashionomics Africa's pilot phase of a digital marketplace is set to connect African creators with the world...

11 Dec 2019

Dr John Kani, Siya Kolisi amongst the winners of the inaugural GQ SA Men of the Year Awards
Dr John Kani, Siya Kolisi amongst the winners of the inaugural GQ SA Men of the Year AwardsArticle

GQ South Africa recently held its inaugural Men of the Year Awards at the Houghton Hotel in Johannesburg...

5 Dec 2019

Gavin Rajah, Pick n Pay and local designers team up for Cape Town Resort Collection
Gavin Rajah, Pick n Pay and local designers team up for Cape Town Resort CollectionArticle

South African designers recently showed off the inaugural Cape Town Resort Collection at the Norval Foundation's Sculpture Garden on the Steenberg Estate...

29 Nov 2019

Candi & Co set to turn heads at MTN Pulse Day
Candi & Co set to turn heads at MTN Pulse DayArticle

Fashionistas, prepare to empower your crowning glory as Candi & Co joins the line-up for MTN Pulse, the biggest masterclass and entertainment mash-up Mzansi has ever seen, set to take place at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg...

Issued by OnPoint PR 28 Nov 2019

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