A celebration of making

The past weekend saw a first of its kind collaboration between noted.man, Bisquit Cognac, The Perfect Hair Company and MØDERNIST at the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair at Hyde Park Corner, Johannesburg. Housed inside Maison Bisquit Cocktail Bar, we set up a lounge section courtesy of MØDERNIST, with an adjacent grooming station operated by The Perfect Hair…

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The Maker #3 | Anikesh Ramani (MØDERNIST & WASTELAND)

After establishing a solid career in film production, Mr Anikesh Ramani used his love for good design as a segue into the next chapter in his life, as a purveyor of Danish and local mid-century furniture and collectibles. Soon, his two creations – MØDERNIST and WASTELAND – will come together under one roof. In his own…

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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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Ungovernable: Taryn Gill

She is self-affirmed, walking to nobody’s tune but her own. She rejects conformity and seeks only her own truth. She is ungovernable, and just the kind of woman we love. In the latest in our series profiling women whose paths and minds we admire, we speak to Ms. Taryn Gill, Founder of the Perfect Hair Company,…

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noted.man X Bisquit Cognac: Exploring ‘making’ at Sanlam HmC

After attending the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair (HmC) religiously over the years, we are thrilled to announce that noted.man will be popping up at this year’s edition, in partnership with Bisquit Cognac, The Perfect Hair Company and MØDERNIST. We spent a significant part of the year thinking about what value we could add to the…

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Of money, pain, joy and life

Imbawula, the popular storytelling platform has evolved over the years and recently, its latest incarnation, The Money Series, saw the stage set for eclectic, real life money stories, delivered by consummate storytellers.  Money is as unavoidable a conversation as it is awkward. We would rather talk about our most embarrassing personal hygiene challenge, than go down…

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Ungovernable: Makgati Molebatsi

Ms. Makgati Molebatsi spent the better part of her career in Marketing, expertly riding a wave towards and executive position. After attaining this and sticking it out for a decade, she decided to turn her private passion for art into a business, and has become one of the most important voices in the South African…

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Ageing: managing the inevitable

From ‘anti-ageing’ to ‘age management’, the grooming industry has changed its tune – and started telling the truth – about the inevitable: we all grow old and our skins will show it. Products like the Nivea Q 10 anti-wrinkle day cream will not stop ageing, but will go a long way to smoothing over the process,…

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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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SAFW SS18 Day 3: EPHYMOL

After a menswear hiatus on Day 2 of South African Fashion Week, Mr Ephraim Molingoana presented Ephymol’s latest contribution to the African menswear canon.    That Mr Molingoana has survived nearly two decades in this industry speaks volumes about his determination and longevity, attaining and maintaining relevance in fashion is a delicate trick. In his SS18…

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