Africa Fashion International’s Joburg Fashion Week Hits Melrose Arch

Formerly known as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg, AFI Joburg Fashion Week took place from the 4th to 7th October in Melrose Arch and other historical sites around Johannesburg. The theme for this season was #AfroAsia in hopes of strengthening collaborations and relations between AFI and Tokyo Fashion Week which resulted in some Asian fashion brands…

Lebo Mphela Pioneers Black Owned Nail Polish Brand in South Africa

Nail grooming is a very important part of most women’s lives because women feel great when they have their nails filed and polished. It is also comes as no surprise that nail grooming is unisex as men have also started to take nail grooming seriously, salons and nails bars have had an influx of men…

Batuk’s Move! Music Video Is All Sorts Of Visual Goals

  BATUK consists of two very talented individuals, songstress Manteiga and producer and rapper Spoek Mathambo and they have released Move!, their latest single which has a very dope music video. Batuk is Manteiga’s collaboration with established electronic music producer Spoek Mathambo. Move! is an ode to the township roots that shaped the members of Batuk….

The Art Of Black Hair And The Women Whose Hair Inspires Us

  In recent years, black women have been embracing and loving their natural hair, ditching chemicals and using protective hairstyles to diversify their hair. There was some kind of shift in the universe because black women started cutting short their relaxed her opting to start their natural hair journeys through locking their hair and letting…

Black Magic At Abantu Book Festival

Black people seldom have spaces to be unapologetically black, but Abantu Book Festival is one of the few spaces that has allowed us to enjoy our blackness and indulge in black literature by black African authors without any interruptions. Do not be fooled into thinking that black people don’t read, because we do, we enjoy…

Spree Celebrates 4 Years Of Supporting Local Fashion in South Africa

Spree: The Number one retailer for SA designers Committed to growing and supporting local fashion, Spree – South Africa’s most fashionable shopping site has been a platform for local and emerging fashion designers since 2013, with a vision to discover and showcase the very best South African design talent.Celebrating 4 years of supporting South Africa’s…

Meeting Themba Mbuyisa: South Africa’s Rising Star

Themba Mbuyisa is a young brilliant photographer from Soweto who took up photography as a way to keep himself busy because he had the time and a creative eye. Photography was an impulsive decision for him and not having a camera was definitely not going to stop him from being a photographer, so he decided to…

Taire Avbovbo Launches ODRIN A Premium Menswear Brand

Introduction of a premium menswear brand ODRIN – for the modern man       This new menswear brand aims to help men dress better by offering a wide selection of high quality premium products that are accessibly priced, both online and at the concept store. ORDIN opens its doors to the public from 10 March…

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…

Abantu Book Festival

Abantu Book Festival kick of in SOWETO from the 6th to 10th of  December 2016. The festival is the first of its kind and magnitude, not just in terms of location but to centre black writers and readers.Organised under the theme – Our Stories – the festival celebrates African stories through written and spoken word,…