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The experimental male

  Men continue to be experimental and conscious of what they wear. These are the key messages for spring /..


They said what…. ?

  The highly quotable have been at it again… “My entire career, it’s always been like, ‘Oh, (pre-fall is) just..








The Story of the Chanel Jacket

Discover how Gabrielle Chanel created the iconic CHANEL jacket. Characterized by both masculine and feminine features, the casual but elegant..













The Legacy Of Oleg Cassini

This French-born American fashion designer created some of the most memorable moments in fashion and film.  Arriving in America in..














The Return of The Mustache

  After two decades of employment persecution and nearly being shaved out of existence forever, the Mustached American is back..










Kirsten Goss

Global jewellery designer Kirsten Goss combines her Scandinavian roots, London fashion influence and raw African energy. There is no such..



LaLesso Launches New Range

The Lalesso Spring Summer 2014 collection is inspired by the environment, surfaces, vibrations and disparities found in Africa’s wild. Africa’s abundant and often..



Karl Lagerfeld Interview

Watch Karl Lagerfeld present the Chanel Spring/Summer 2014 Ready-to-Wear show that took place at the Grand Palais, Paris in October.












David Tlale

Tlale launched his brand in 2003 winning the Elle New Talent in South Africa and being noted as Best Designer..

Tom Tailor Arrives in SA

The trendy German lifestyle brand has opened in Sandton. South African fashion retail holding company Edcon has been granted exclusive franchise rights..




On The Runway At Heathrow

Seventy million passengers pass through this global travel hub every year. Twenty five million are in transit – a captive..



Vivienne Westwood at 71

Best known for bringing modern punk and new wave fashion into the mainstream, her enduring influence is born out of..



D&G Buck the Recession Trend

Dolce and Gabbana are doing it their way. Proof that risk-taking and change are essential for survival.  Even though they’ve..






Trending Now

Cheryl Slabber, senior buyer of casual wear at Foschini on winter 2013 trends. The most sought-after items for women this..


Hanrie Lues

The strength of Boer War women and respect for hard work. How did you become involved in fashion? It’s always..

Past Perfect Continuous

Nestled within an industrialized valley, close to the rustic Central Italian town of Corridonia, the Santoni shoe factory is a..

Jamal Nxedlana

Creating a culture of  innovation will help define South Africa’s unique look in the fashion world. Being exposed to fashion..