African Artists That You Should Know

Art heals. art saves and art teaches; at least that is what I believe. I have been following a few artists whose work takes me to different worlds that I have imagined and the few that I have seen. I love how relatable all the painting are to me. Michael Soi Michael W. Soi (1972)…

Originally Kasified Clothing Revealed Art Inspired Women’s Collection

This year Originally Kasified Clothing has been showing women’s collection starting with the Autumn/Winter collection that they showcased earlier this year at Soweto Fashion Week, which I absolutely loved. but by far this Spring/Summer collection inspired by elements of Art is my favourite.”Not only was it a part of this year’s plans but also because…

Bulbulia Threads In The Streets Of Johannesburg

I was first introduced to Bulbulia Threads on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg runway this August and I instantly fell in love with the brand and the amazing work done by Tasleem Bulbulia who has been in the fashion industry for over 20 years (If you ask me she does not look a day over…

Tuelo Nguyuza Collectiv Bridal Range Brings A Spin To Traditional Wedding Dresses

Collectiv Culture Taking inspiration from the multiple cultures in South Africa, TN Collectiv’s bridal range Collectiv Culture caters for the western woman looking for a modern twist on traditional wedding dresses. Instead of creating looks that already exist, Collectiv Culture has taken what is currently available for brides looking for traditional wedding dresses and reinventing…

#MBFWJ: NN Vintage Perfectly Portrays The African Queen Trend

Last night NN Vintage wowed fashion lovers with a star-studded showcase at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg in Sandton. I was eager to see what NN Vintage had in store for us because I have always been impressed by their previous collections. I really relate to the garments and I am definitely the kind of woman…

#MBFWJ: Colour By Nandi Mngoma And Inga Madyibi

Nandi Mngoma and Inga Madyibi made their label debut at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg last night in Sandton. It truly was a great collection with lots of colour from the garments themselves and the choice of make-up. It’s a chilled back collection for a woman who loves to look great but still look simple. I…

Hauz Of Lenze: Enough Is My New Freedom

Fashion Design label Hauz of Lenze has released their SS16/17 lookbook and it is all about celebrating women. As the Spring /Summer season unravels.Hauz of Lenze apologetically tells a story about his SS16/17  collection for the women themed “Enough is my new freedom” he uses fashion to express a feeling or experience that many fear…

Qhama Maswana Art: The Kind Of Art That Speaks To Me

Artists in Africa have been documenting their work in the best way possible. I love what their art does to me when I look at it. They produce art that is easy to relate to us African children and they capture it in the best possible. I have seen so much beauty in the work…

UNILEVER BRIGHTFUTURE INVESTS IN THE FUTURE OF SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLCHILDREN

Unilever has reaffirmed its commitment to improve the lives of millions of South African children through a new integrated brightFuture Schools Programme. The company held an exhibition at Shine Studios in partnership with the creative trio I See A Different You.The exhibition displayed portraits of young schoolchildren from Carter, Skeen, Gordon, M.C Weiler and Emfundisweni…

The Africa Fashion Exchange

The Africa Fashion Exchange (AFX) took place on the 23rd to 25th of June in Durban hosted by the KZN Fashion Council in partnership with Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, (EDTEA) and the Economic Development and Investment Promotion Unit (ED&IPU) of the EThekwini Municipality. The Africa…

Fashion Illustrations By Tiwatope

Tiwatope Adetoye is the Creative Director of Sapphire by ‘tieri Ltd, a 21st century fashion solutions company. She is a fashion entrepreneur based in Lagos who started illustrating when she was young but really started when she saw an illustration by Ominigho-Aita Imona and had the chance to be mentored by her. She has been illustrating since….