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Karl Lagerfeld (1933 – 2019): You can put lipstick on a pig…    

The death this week of Karl Lagerfeld has been widely mourned, but this outpouring of love neglects the fact that there was no phobia too deplorable for him, and he was allowed to flourish by an enabling fashion industry. Mr Karl Lagerfeld, the creative mastermind behind his eponymous label and the luxury fashion giant Chanel,…

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Normalising gender neutral fashion

Two talented fashion professionals and enthusiasts – Messrs. Emmanuel Dihangwane and Tshepo Mosokotso – have collaborated on a special capsule collection with a powerful message about gender neutrality. To find out more about 1927.ZA, we spoke to Mr Mosokotso. In his own words.  I have had an idea of what I wanted to do after all the…

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On Style: Menzi Mcunu

He is the Creative Director of Afrocentric Gentlemvn, the media and tailoring platform; an inductee onto Best Dressed lists and a magnet to many a camera. A scholar of the cloth, an old soul and a finely turned out Gentleman, Mr Menzi Mcunu not short of descriptors. He is African Dandyism personified, and his devotion to its…

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A dizzying menswear kaleidoscope

South African Fashion Week SS18 wrapped up last week, after a healthy showing of menswear names established and new. Over the next while, we will look closer at many of these collections, dissecting their place in the bigger menswear picture and interrogating their creators on their inspirations and purpose. For now, we look at some…

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