Tag: SAFW

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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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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My SAFW experience

My SAFW experience

So I went to SA Fashion week for the first time ever and I can’t express how disappointed I was. Before this I had only ever been to AFI’s MBFW and for some reason I always thought SAFW was much better considering the fact that they have been at it longer than AFI. I was…

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SAFW SS17 Day 4 Recap

SAFW SS17 Day 4 Recap

The first day of South African Fashion Week (SAFW) Spring/Summer 2017 Menswear kicked off with the SAFW Scouting Menswear competition in association with GQ which gives emerging menswear designers a chance to fast track their fashion careers. This year’s finalists were Originally Kasified Clothing, Leaf Letlhare, Bayanda Makhathini and De Mil with the latter winning…

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SAFW SS17 Day 3 Recap

SAFW SS17 Day 3 Recap

Three days in and there’s a funky smell in the air; is SA fashion stale or is it just the designers showing at South African Fashion Week? Chinese designer, Chu Yan’s exceptional collection in comparison to all the other presentations we’ve been seeing throughout the week made it clear that most local designers play it…

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SAFW SS17 Day 2 Recap

SAFW SS17 Day 2 Recap

Day 2 of SAFW SS17 kicked off with the 1st Class Collection competition which is sponsored by Lufthansa. Sheila Madge won the competition with a collection which was apparently inspired by Avant-garde with wearability but looks like it got lost in translation. Aya Velase’s collection was imaginative and greatly executed and, in my opinion, was the only one…

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SAFW SS17 Day 1 Recap

SAFW SS17 Day 1 Recap

Fashion lovers gathered at The Park, Hyde Park Corner last night for the opening of South African Fashion Week (SAFW) SS17 in a showroom that desperately needed more room and air-conditioning. The night kicked off with the launch of Woolworths’ 2017 StyleBySA campaign featuring an energetic capsule collection by Rich Mnisi, Thebe Magugu, AKJP, Pichulik, Maria McCloy, Sol-Sol,…

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