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Dismantled Conglomerate | Bee Diamondhead

As a creative director and business-womxn, Bee Diamondhead pursues her vision with relentless courage and commitment; carving out a career in fashion that has set standards in the fashion industry of South Africa and beyond. I realised after our candid conversation on the meaning of this work — Dismantled Conglomerate — that this piece could…

EGG | SA’s newest omnichannel retail experience here to support local brands

“Through co-creation and collaboration, we are co-evolving new growth and sustainable opportunity through the curation of unique local partnerships with universal appeal”. Brainchild of retail entrepreneurs Paul Simon of Young Designers Emporium and Arie Fabian of the Fabiani brand; EGG — a reimagined and unique retail experience that collaborates, co-creates and co-evolves — is set…

Fashion + mathematics intertwined | Issey Miyake’s legacy

Fashion is considered the outcome of artistic expression, yet, it is a decidedly technical discipline consistently employing the use of spatial and geometric awareness and execution. In order to attain the exceptional precision required to deliver a worthy collection; a designer’s craft lies not only in the pursuit of sartorial perfection, but also in the…

‘Merge’ | interrogating upcycling with vintage curators TUUH studio + Grow Your Own Funk

Questioning the lifecycle of the products that we design and consume is paramount to the quest of creating a sustainable and equitable future, furthermore, this questioning is crucial to understanding the expanding interest and actions occurring within the thrifting and vintage spaces throughout the fashion industry. Increasing discernment around promoting the longevity of a garment…

Ibrahim Kamara contines to forge visions of Love

“Anybody can put clothes together — I want to style with a vision”. Ib Kamara, from an interview with Business of Fashion The art of styling is often the unsung hero of editorial work — it certainly isn’t merely putting clothes together, but rather, it is about working with garments to illustrate a narrative springing…

Lukhanyo Mdingi | ‘RELIC’

Lukhanyo Mdingi balances their design approach through continually striking a distilled balance between the ethereal and rational – the poetic and functional – and RELIC, the collection, is no exception. The most utilised methodology for designers is to chose an era for reference from which to draw inspiration, whether it be texture and fabric, silhouettes…

‘Heaven’ | a Marc Jacobs lookbook paying homage to youth culture

Heaven is a polysexual collection that draws upon the impulse of the Marc Jacobs impulse: subversion, teenage daydreams, girls who are boys and boys who are girls. Those who are neither, the multifaceted characters who have made up the Marc Jacobs universe over the past 30 years and recontextualises them for a new generation. Heaven by Marc Jacobs press…