Introducing ‘Chats’ | REconnecteD TV
May23

Introducing ‘Chats’ | REconnecteD TV

After years of ego fluffing and censorship of honesty, the South African fashion industry has finally progressed to being open to honest conversation about the state of the industry. This is not new information to those paying attention with the current rise in popularity of podcasts, articles, etc doing just that but now comes the issue of how that’s executed. There is nothing wrong with voicing your opinion but the problem comes in...

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Could Africa Produce The World’s Next Fashion Capital?
Apr12

Could Africa Produce The World’s Next Fashion Capital?

By: Anwuli Okeke Over the past few years, the African fashion industry has undergone a number of significant developments: African fabrics have become popular among Western audiences and fashion designers, African designs once perceived as “backward”, have now evolved into a rapidly developing industry exerting considerable impact on global trends, Africa-inspired designs are now displayed on catwalks in fashion shows in Paris, London...

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REconnecteD TV: Showcasing The African Fashion Industry
Mar30

REconnecteD TV: Showcasing The African Fashion Industry

By: Red Mosiane It is no secret that the American and European fashion industries dominate the global fashion dialogue so it should be no surprise that when searching for information and advice on a career in fashion, their designers and other fashion professionals are all that comes up. The problem comes in when you realize that there is few to no platforms where Africans can hear insightful and informative interviews from designers...

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Mercedes-Benz Bokeh SA International Fashion Film Festival 2017
Mar03

Mercedes-Benz Bokeh SA International Fashion Film Festival 2017

Now in its 4th year, the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival is set to dazzle, entertain and educate attendees from 7 to 8 April 2017 at the flagship Mercedes-Benz dealership in Century City, Cape Town. Starting with two workshop packed days, this year will also see two glamorous Oscar Awards styled red carpet evenings. Friday evening hosts the first eight category awards, followed by the...

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Fashion, My Passion
Sep08

Fashion, My Passion

By: Michelle Jali I always say ‘nothing beats passion’, I knew for a long time that fashion was mine but my mum wasn’t convinced . We all have our own definition of what passion is. Mine is getting up in the middle of the night to master your craft in a space where you won’t have an audience because recognition is better than fame. Growing up I was more on the tomboy side, there seemed no fashion future in sight for me. Food, football...

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It’s A Hard Life For a Come-up | SA Fashion Industry
Aug17

It’s A Hard Life For a Come-up | SA Fashion Industry

By: Michelle Jali Correct me if am wrong – I strongly believe that our creative juice is fuelled by the experience we get which directs us to wanting something new and different and that is what makes us creative’s different from the rest. I am a first year fashion student. Excited to start varsity I had plans set out on how I would utilise my time. What I would do that will keep me ahead of my peers. Initially I wanted to take my...

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