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Thebe Magugu Studies African Culture

Thebe Magugu Studies African Culture

Recently shortlisted as one of the 2019 LVMH Prize Top 8 Finalists, Thebe Magugu showcased at South African Fashion Week (SAFW) on Wednesday, 3 April 2019. The showcase was part of his continued collaboration with Woolworths under the StyleBySA capsule collection. Consistent not just with his craft, the 26-year-old continues with the theme of naming…

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You Will Not Die by Nakhane

You Will Not Die by Nakhane

Seamlessly blending soul and electronic music, Nakhane’s new album, titled You Will Not Die, is an alluring fusion of sounds with the singer’s smooth, haunting voice gliding over the piano, guitar, synthesizers and (occasionally) subdued choral humming. While exploring themes of love and sexuality, the album also illuminates how much he has grown as an…

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Wanda Lephoto merges global nuances with distinctively African culture

Wanda Lephoto merges global nuances with distinctively African culture

In 2017, the Museum of Modern Art held a fashion exhibition titled “Items: Is Fashion Modern?”. Of the 111 items on display, one of them was a design by Wanda Lephoto, a ready-to-wear brand inspired by the exploration of modern subcultures with traditional symbolism and experiences. Started by members of the multi-disciplinary collective The Sartists, Wanda…

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Thebe Magugu explores Gender Studies

Thebe Magugu explores Gender Studies

Naming each collection after university modules, Thebe Magugu uses garments as a storytelling device while offering social commentary. Thebe consistently looks to history and the present while being forward thinking in his approach. The designer’s previous collection, Home Economics AW18, addresses misogyny and the expectations placed on women. The collection was made for a woman…

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Mabuta demonstrates the power of digital media

Mabuta demonstrates the power of digital media

As more and more artists break away from the outdated, restrictive, and sometimes exploitative model of record labels, the perpetual growth of digital media continues to empower musicians by giving them creative freedom and an opportunity to take control of their career path. While there’s an abundance of freedom that comes with being an independent…

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Mooncup Review

Mooncup Review

Late last year as I was going through the monthly routine of complaining about the prices of sanitary products, especially tampons, I finally thought about the mooncup again for the first time since I first heard about it. The same time I swore I would never try it because eww. As one does, I immediately…

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MINI SA partners with SAFW for Scouting Menswear competition

MINI SA partners with SAFW for Scouting Menswear competition

MINI South Africa and South African Fashion Week (SAFW) are joining forces to bring the fashion talent search platform, MINI Scouting Menswear in association with GQ Magazine. Previously known as SAFW Scouting Menswear, the competition is now in its fifth year and runs in conjunction with the Spring/Summer 2018 collections. MINI Scouting Menswear is open to…

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The Mizo Phyll Album: As consistent as the north star

The Mizo Phyll Album: As consistent as the north star

[Press Release] Considering the extent to which Mizo Phyll parades his gift of versatility on his self-titled album, the use of the word consistency in reference to his latest project may seem uncanny. The Mizo Phyll Album, released on November 10th 2017, is a sonically rich concoction of Afrobeat, Dancehall, Hiphop, and Trap music, which…

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Green Cross presents a modern take on the classic Moccasin

Green Cross presents a modern take on the classic Moccasin

It’s exciting times for South African brand Green Cross, which is undergoing a complete transformation – adding lux materials and contemporary urban style to the brand’s tradition of uncompromising comfort. Striding into Spring, Green Cross presents a modern take on the classic Moccasin. Made from premium full grain leather, the shoes have been magnificently crated…

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