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Laduma Ngxokolo Part II | Of inspiration and misappropriation

Laduma

Last week we published the first of a two-part interview with the designer Laduma Ngxokolo. Since then, his Maxhosa By Laduma shawl was voted the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa at the recent Design Indaba. In our follow-up exclusive interview, he weighs in on the challenges of manufacturing and the scourge of misappropriation. Noted…

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Male models to watch in 2016

Sanele Xaba by Dokta Mo-yo

Gone are the days when male models played a low key role in the world of fashion. The rise of the male model has been a surging trend, the world over, for many years and the South African runway is no different. MS. MBALI MVELASE introduced us to some of her favourites, in no particular…

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Laduma’s collaborative homecoming

Laduma Chivas Regal

After setting the design scene alight over five years ago with a fresh interpretation of his Xhosa heritage through knitwear, Mr Laduma Ngxokolo has gone on to exhibit and sell internationally. He has spent the last 18 months studying at London’s famed Central St Martins and returned home this week for a special collaboration at Design…

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SAMW AW16 | Our favourite looks #5

SAMW AW16

For our last pick of our favourite looks from South African Menswear Week (SAMW) AW16, we asked our Style Contributor MR TSHEPO MOSOKOTSO what caught his eye beyond anything else on the runway. His response was emphatic.  “Praise the fashion gods for her talent because my eyes and soul have feasted on ‘the chosen’ collection. My awesome friend,…

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SAMW AW16 | Our favourite looks #4

SAMW AW16

We are three looks down in our week-long tribute to our favourite looks from South African Menswear Week (SAMW) AW16. Herewith number four, as chosen by MR KABELO KUNGWANE, our Style Contributor and founding member of the Sartists, a creative collective.   “I love this look by Young and Lazy, a true depiction of how a…

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SAMW AW16 | Our favourite looks #3

SAMW AW16 Nao Serati

In our ongoing review of our favourite looks from last week’s South African Menswear Week (SAMW) AW16 , we have already tapped into Jenevieve Lyons and Chulaap. Our third pick, selected by Photographer and Art Director MR SIYABONGA MKHASIBE, comes from Nao Serati. “This simple clean, very casual look from Nao Serati has to be by far…

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SAMW AW16 | Our favourite looks #2

SAMW AW16

South African Menswear Week (SAMW) AW16 came to an end last week, and from yesterday we have been sharing our favourite looks from the showcase. One look a day, as chosen by different members of the team. Next on the roster, our Editor & Publisher, MR SIPHIWE MPYE. “Chu Suwannapha’s Chulaap collection has received a lot of…

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SAMW AW16 | Our favourite looks #1

SAMW AW16

South African Menswear Week (SAMW) AW16 came to an end over the weekend, and over the course of this week we will be sharing our favourite looks from the showcase. One look a day, as chosen by different members of the team. We begin with our Assistant Editor, MS. ALUWANI RATSHIUNGO. “This is my favourite look from…

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Streetwear grows up

Streetwear

From the simplicity of graphic tees and caps to intricate tailoring and detail, Streetwear has come a long way in the South African menswear market. With the last day of South African Menswear Week dedicated to the streets, MR KABELO KUNGWANE takes a look at the evolution.  Streetwear has grown tremendously in South Africa over the past…

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Allen Coleman’s all-in creativity

You would be hard-pressed to find anyone who has a bad thing to say about the creative, aesthete and gentleman, Mr Allen Coleman. The Ghanaian photographer and erstwhile Freshwallstreet blogger was in South Africa recently and every second person MR SIPHIWE MPYE came across insisted that he was a noted.man. They were right.    Noted Man…

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