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Wonderverse (e) | An Experimental Fashion Film

Wonderverse (e) | An Experimental Fashion Film

Wonderverse (e) is a photo-series (in the form of a fashion editorial) and an experimental fashion film. The whole project is based on a conceptual fashion brand called DCCCLXIV, pronounced ‘Dyslexia’. It is also a Roman numeral for 86400 seconds. The series is fueled by the wonder and possibilities of the universe, a unique space where…

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RHTC | The business of selling culture

RHTC | The business of selling culture

Mpumelelo “Frypan” Mfula is a social entrepreneur best known for curating and selling streetwear and youth culture. Through his online store, RHTC which was founded in 2012, the 27-year-old markets and distributes local streetwear brands. He also started The Playground, which creates “mobile, multi-functional premium but affordable” furniture. We spoke to Frypan about moving from an online store…

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Frill Matters | Matte Nolim SS18

Frill Matters | Matte Nolim SS18

Matte Nolim’s Frill Matters lookbook offers a hint of dreamy escapism and juxtaposes their feminine collection with lush greenery of a secret garden located in Cape Town. From high-waisted pants with contrasting stitches and side seams to tops with large sleeves and carefully crafted frills, in pink, red, and black, this collection has a lot to…

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Gavin Rajah’s Floral Inspired SS17 Collection

Gavin Rajah’s Floral Inspired SS17 Collection

Esteemed designer Gavin Rajah, opened Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week Johannesburg (#MBFWJ17) with a dreamy production: roses, smoke mimicking mist, and low hanging floral chandeliers covering the length of the runway. The standout aspect of the make-up was the dramatic blush reminiscent of Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons showcases. It started off on a romantic and sophisticated note with flowy…

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Thula Sindi strikes a balance between trendy and classy

Thula Sindi strikes a balance between trendy and classy

Thula Sindi’s Spring/Summer 2017 showcase at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg is a lesson in how to strike a balance between trendy and classy when making a commercial ready-to-wear collection. With subtle structural elements and great variety of fabric choices – textured and mirrored leather, lightweight knitwear, chiffon, and silk – the ensembles oozed ‘chic…

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Langa Mavuso on fashion and music

Langa Mavuso on fashion and music

Langa Mavuso may appear to not possess a fine tuned sartorial swag, usually opting for a t-shirt and jeans when he’s not on stage but fashion has always been close to the musician’s heart even though he admits he’s still trying to find his place in it. We meet at Father Coffee in Rosebank – where…

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Aya Velase SS17 Lookbook

Aya Velase SS17 Lookbook

Aya Velase is a ready to wear womenswear brand founded by Durban born Ayanda Mthembu, a former David Tlale intern. Through the use of geometry and symmetry, this brand places emphasis on precision and shows off craftsmanship with carefully carved lines to create feminine silhouettes. From crop tops with scalloped hems, to blouses with artfully…

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Qiniso Van Damme’s Beauty Secrets

Qiniso Van Damme’s Beauty Secrets

For Qiniso Van Damme, keeping her skin and hair looking amazing is vital. As a model and actress, committing to a skincare routine is not only important to keep her skin glowing and healthy but is also pays; beauty is a commodity in the industry she works in. From white eyeliner, to sunscreen, and gel mascara, Qiniso…

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Cool eye make-up trends to try this summer

Cool eye make-up trends to try this summer

2017 saw a rise of minimalism in global makeup trends but it doesn’t mean your makeup has to be boring. These graphic yet simple takes on eye makeup will give your neutral makeup look instant edge. Upside down eyeliner Lower lids are taking centre stage with bold shades of eyeliner (and eyeshadow) slashed across the lower lash…

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Jamal Nxedlana’s 80s inspired Nike editorial

Jamal Nxedlana’s 80s inspired Nike editorial

The Bubblegum Club‘s Jamal Nxedlana’s rich and graphic sense of style is evident in this Nike commissioned editorial. The editorial features the Nike Dualtone Racer and Air Zoom Mariah – modern adaptations of the iconic Air Mariah and Nike Duelist from the 80s. Recently released as part of Nike’s City Pack, the Dualtone and Air Zoom Mariah are lifestyle staples…

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