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Global Designer Spotlight: Johannesburg’s Black Coffee

Black Coffee at South Africa Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013

      Black Coffee percolates at South Africa Fashion Week.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Born in Pretoria, designer Jacques van der Watt grew up in Uitenhage, a small town in Eastern Cape. He moved to Johannesburg to study fashion. In 1998 he launched his designer label, Black Coffee and presented...

On the streets of…Johannesburg, South Africa

On the streets of...Johannesburg, South Africa

      Self portrait of style.    Haute History     Fashionista: Jesica Colbyn   Location: Johannesburg, South Africa   Breakdown: In this photo I am wearing a military inspired blazer, dashed with a tribal head wrap — served with a vintage box purse. Vintage meets the street.   Secret: Fashion is the voice...

Global Designer Spotlight: Skorzch from Stutterheim, South Africa

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    Fresh on the scene and (now) award-winning designer’s future is tailor made.   By: Hina P. Ansari   Hailing from Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, designer Zano Sithetho knew that fashion was his calling even though he didn’t formally pursue it. Thanks to ample education in trade in Johannesburg and inspirations drawn from...

Global Designer Spotlight: Montreal’s Coccolily

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    One-on-one chat with Naana Tennachie Yanke designer and founder of Coccolily.    By Amanpreet Dhami Toronto, Canada   I sat down with Montreal-based designer and creator of the Coccolily fashion brand, Naana Tennachie Yankey and got to speak to her about how her recent trip to Ghana Fashion & Design Week...

Global Designer Spotlight: Johannesburg’s Clive Rundle

Clive Rundle's Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection at South Africa Fashion Week

      This fashion stalwart gives a tailor-made peek into his fashion perspective.   By: Hina P. Ansari   Born in Zimbabwe and raised in Johannesburg, the always electrifying womenswear designer Clive Rundle sets alight whatever ramp his models grace. One of the most revered designers of the South African fashion scene,...

Global Designer Spotlight: Durban’s Bianca Warren

Bianca Warren Autumn/Winter 2013 at South Africa Fashion Week

      This young designer shows us how the world can really be her oyster.    By: Hina P. Ansari   We recently showcased Bianca Warren as she presented the Autumn/Winter 2013 collections at South Africa Fashion Week. She was one of our favourites and of course when presented with...

Video Feature: Kzn Hanrie Lues A/W 2013, South Africa Fashion Week

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Kzn Hanrie Lues Autumn/Winter 2013, South Africa Fashion Week

Designer: Kzn Hanrie Lues Videographer: Morne Neuhoff Courtesy of South Africa Fashion Week...

Feature: Highlights from South Africa Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013

L-R: Black Coffee, Bianca Warren and Clive Rundle

      The Autumn/Winter 2013 runway presentations held in Johannesburg, kept us mesmerized. Here are a few designers that we absolutely loved!    By: Hina P. Ansari   Black Coffee   The recipient of the 2009 Mercedes Benz Art Award, Black Coffee not only has a memorable name but also boasts...

Video Feature: MZANTSI Autumn/Winter 2013, South Africa Fashion Week

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MZANTSI Autumn/Winter 2013, South Africa Fashion Week

Designer: MZANTSI Videographer: Morne Neuhoff courtesy of South Africa Fashion Week...

Feature: Zando from South Africa gives us tips on festival dressing

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      When the heat breaks and the tunes are cranked, make sure you’re ready to sport the perfect outfit for this summer’s onslaught of festivals!   By: Lyndsey McLaughlin Glasgow, Scotland     It’s almost that time of the year again when we pack up those tents, load up the beer and meet...