In our very first live edition of noted.dialogues last week, we gathered an inter-generational mix of designers, stylists, writers, photographers, retailers and buyers at the intimate and quaint speakeasy-esque Untitled, in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, to discuss the state of menswear in South Africa.
The discussion was facilitated by our editor, along with a panel that had Mr Shaldon Kopman and Mr Felipe Mazibuko offering over two decades each of experience in different facets of menswear. The guests were part of the discussion, with passionate debates springing up in the areas of fashion education, digital media and ‘wearing local’, among others. The conclusion? We need to reprise the discussion, and keep talking. Which is exactly what we will do, in different ways, using varied formats.
Keep an eye on the site and our social media platforms, we will post the audio podcast and event video soon. We have also begun working on Part 2 of the menswear discussion, honing in on the subjects that had a lot of traction last week. It’s important to note that noted.dialogues aims to ventilate issues across our editorial pillars and going into 2018, will be hosting events and podcast recordings in culture, politics, lifestyle, business, as well as style.
A big thank you to our partners John Dewar’s and Sons Whisky Emporium for the flowing Dewar’s 12 and 15 True Scotch Whisky, as well as the smooth Aultmore 12 Single Malt. Ms. Yang Zhao, she of Beijing Opera, provided the culinary accompaniments. Pringle South Africa supplied the generous gift cards.