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Protest on the Ramp: South African Designer Isabelle Lotter Joins #FeesMustFall Movement

Students protest over planned increases in tuition fees in Stellenbosch (Photo Credit: Reuters/Mike Hutchings)

  By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada Isabelle Lotter of SIESisabelle echoed the cris de coeur from South African students at South Africa Fashion Week.  To the acclaim of the crowd – which ‘stood and erupted in cheers’– at her Johannesburg show, the South African designer joined her voice to the student struggle for lower...

On the streets of…Johannesburg, South Africa

Pretty in Pink!

        Honour Roll.   Location: Lebogang from Johannesburg, South Africa   Fashionista: Student of Style.   Breakdown: We love Lebogang’s simplicity when it comes to eye-catching style. This super cute fashionista has it all down to a science with her crisp white sleeveless blouse and the hot pink flared skirt all tied together...

Feature: Chat with photographer Anthony Bila from Johannesburg, South Africa

By photographer Anthony Bila from Johannesburg South Africa

      Depth of Focus.   By: Jesica Colbyn Johannesburg, South Africa   Photography… Art or past time? Needless to say, we owe a great deal to Johann Zahn, the guy who envisioned the world’s first portable camera. Through his 17th century vision, man has been able to capture moments. While reflex mirrors, focal-plane...

Global Designer Spotlight: Swede & CROWE from Johannesburg, South Africa

Derby style by Swede & CROWE

  Sole to Soul.    By: Jesica Colbyn Johannesburg, South Africa   I am a lover of all things OTT so, when I came across Swede & CROWE my wallet was blown away. No like, I seriously need a collection of these awesome, futuristic concepts and great quality...

Global Designer Spotlight: Larisa Terblanche from Johannesburg, South Africa

Larisa Terblanche at South Africa Fashion Week F/W 2014

  From Russia With Love. By: Hina P. Ansari Born and raised in Yoskhar-Ola City in Russia fashion designer,  Larisa Terblanche  and now living in Johannesburg South Africa. A truly global journey she settled in South Africa in 2007 just after living in Accra, Ghana. Her love of this creative...

Feature: Highlights from South Africa Fashion Week F/W 2014

L-R: Sober, Erre, Larisa Terblanche & Narainsamy Fall/Wintr 2014 at South Africa Fashion Week

    The runways of South Africa sizzled where they presented the Fall/Winter 2014 season and here are our favourites!   By: Hina P. Ansari       ERRE   As part of this brand’s mantra of exploration and travel, this season’s Fall/Winter 2014 line fully embraces the colourful and textural world of...

Feature: Naked Ape at South Africa Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014

Naked Ape Spring/Summer 2014

    Urban migration. By: Hina P. Ansari   Naked Ape   Designer Shaldon Kopman worked not only as a model but also as a fashion director and stylist in the fashion hubs of New York, Milan and Paris. Also having worked as a fashion editor in South Africa for Elle, Soccer Life, Tribute...

Feature: Chat With South African Photographer, Lawrence Manyapelo

As seen in Previdar

    Behind The Lens.      By: Jesica Colbyn Johannesburg, South Africa     Photography is an art that needs no translation or explanation; a form appreciated by those who live outside the box and are unafraid to ‘come out of the magician’s hat and stare at his eyes’. I won’t taint your imagination...

Feature: South Africa Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013-14

L-R: Two; Muntsho; Anmari Honiball & Amanda Laird Cherry at South Africa Fashion Week

        The heat is on.  Womenswear blazed up the ramps in Johannesburg South Africa, where designers brought their A-game when it came to presenting their Spring/Summer 2013-14 collections. Here are our favourite designers!   By: Hina P. Ansari       Amanda Laird Cherry “Groendakkies”   Designer Amanda Laird Cherry...

Feature: Menswear at South African Fashion Week S/S 2013-14

L-R: Ephymol, Skorzch & Kajula Motambo Spring/Summer 2013-14

      Menswear rocks a rainbow of colours in South Africa.   By: Hina P. Ansari   In Johannesburg, South Africa the runways lit up during  South Africa Fashion Week. Just like last season we simply fell in love with that country’s menswear design scene.  Colour was key for these menswear designers who rocked...

Global Designer Spotlight: Tenacious Soul from Johannesburg

Tenacious Soul fashion line from Johannesburg South Africa

      Rooted in Africa with a flare of luxury. Tenacious Soul is a brand for the daring and eccentric woman.   By: Jesica Colbyn Johannesburg, South Africa   Meet Tshegofatso Maotoe, a young fashion designer and founder of Tenacious Soul, who expresses passion through creating garments for women in all sizes who aren’t afraid to...

Feature: Guard The Vintage from Johannesburg

Guard The Vintage

      Meet Yusrha, a university student studying international relations, who also flexes her fashion muscles with a very cool online store!      By: Jesica Colbyn Johannesburg, South Africa   With consumers being more sophisticated and the world smaller by the click, online stores are reaping the rewards. Currently in South Africa, vintage is...