Matte’s 1992 Collection | a summertime ode to the 90s

Matte Brand; the labour of love and brain child of Briana Shaneè Wilson, is an e-commerce fashion retailer “renowned for their bold editorials on social media and even more daring designs”.  Born and raised in the South, Wilson who has a background in design and marketing left Texas in 2014 for New York City, concrete…

Alexandra Gouveia’s Umber9 Collection // what are we wearing on planet Mars?

Pronounced Goo-vay-E-ah, the affluent streetwear brand adopts high fashion modes into its streetwear-infected Autumn/Winter ’20 collection titled Umber9. The creative director, Simon Zikala, of Alexandra Gouveia studied industrial engineering and had planned to obtain a degree in the field but later opted to pursue a different path, however, in the same discipline of product design….

Reclaiming Renaissance | Matthew Josephs

The art of styling garments to tell a visual story forms a vital arm of many creatively directed pursuits, the combination of cut, drapery and fabric communicating the characters of said pursuit – and inviting the audience to participate in an otherworld. A world where aesthetic possibility crowns the experience. Matthew Josephs started his career…

Stitching Intricacies | Daisie Jo

The eponymous label Daisie Jo depicts wearable art as a step toward sustainability – holding a profoundly succinct ethos of slow fashion, generational skill transference and in-house production values. Tucked away in the Karoo, lies their dreamy studio adorned with collaged prints, rainbow colour threads and hands on artisanal craftsmanship; each garment is uniquely constructed,…

Weird and Wonderful | Beate Karlsson

Turning to unusual references as an exploration for design is Beate’s signature, and I find myself enamoured by her exaggerated approach to aestheticism; the use of brilliant pastel colour palettes – and the way her work communicates an innocent, yet daring spirit. The work reminds me of the endless possibilities of mind and heart that…

There Is Hope | Maison ARTC

There is such beauty in the mystery of the unknown; the infinite possibilities laid to be imagined and captured for creation in the world. This is the philosophy of fashion as art—or of art as design. It is the reflective dance with material form, that makes for the most interesting pieces. Israel | Moroccan designer…

Guerilla Publishing | Fashion Zines

(/ziːn/ ZEEN; short for magazine or fanzine) “The pen is mightier than the sword, as I face my worldly challenge. In the scale of justice my heart remains balanced and neutral” RZA, A Day to God is 1000 Years Social marginalisation, political ostracisation; deep societal dissent, erupt in our cultural consciousness in a number of manifestations, some even being…

BHUMEHL SS20 Quarantined Collection // paper but make it fashion

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe A perfect representation of the above mentioned quote is Gabriel Mehlomakhulu’s BHUMEHL SS20 Quarantined Paper Collection creation. South Africa’s ongoing lockdown has not only restricted the movement of persons – but with it also came the temporary closure of many businesses…