Bubblegum Club Stories Ep2

Our second episode of Bubblegum Club stories features a chat with artist Jarrett Erasmus about his “Renegotiating The Street” exhibition. We visited photographer Andile Buka in his studio where he split the beans on what he will be working in this year. We also give you a dose of hot fashion from the streets.

Glitter Betty – fashion for the cheeky and playful

Fashion label Glitter Betty from up-and-coming designer Khensani Mohlatlole exemplifies all things young and fun. Inspired by babes like Fela Gucci and Desire Marea from FAKA, she conjures up whimsical, textured garments and accessories. Glitter Betty started from Khensani’s obsession with thrift shopping and upcycling in high school and became an extension of a her…

Bubblegum Club Stories

Introducing our new feature: Bubblegum Club Stories. Each week we will put together a short video to let you know what has happened and what is happening in Johannesburg’s creative scene. We will be following creatives and giving you the scoop on what they are working on and what’s on their minds. We will be…

Tackling the Tracksuit: Youth95’s New Capsule Collection

In the context of local streetwear, Youth95 is somewhat of an anomaly. With the rise of the local fashion celeb, having ‘brand owner’, ‘designer’ or ‘creative director’ in one’s insta bio became all the more popular. If used correctly, this became a viable way of gaining attention or recognition from peers, as well as a…

Ota express: The African renaissance for local business

There is a continuous need to redefine Africans and their continent. Whether it be such terms as the Afropolitan or ‘the New African’, they aim to define certain individuals within the continent as being more in touch with “global community”. Whether it is in their lifestyles, intellectual musings or business practices, such words seek to…

Amanda Laird Cherry – Stitching Cultural Narratives Through Cloth

“The fabrics and the cuts we wear tell us about our society” – Amanda Cherry A pleated cuff shudders under the folded forms of flesh. The iconic white shirt – elongated and extended. Facilitating a gentle ease of motion while still maintaining architectural line and form. Languid limbs and leafy tendrils lie juxtaposed to an urban…

Forlee Bean gets some So(u)l: Sol-Sol Menswear’s new collaboration

Sol-Sol Menswear, known for their quality men’s basics, has welcomed 2017 with its capsule collection created in collaboration with Hong Kong-based artist and illustrator Forlee Bean aka BAD IDEA. Started by Durban-born, skateboarding veteran Mathew Kieser three years ago, Sol-Sol has heavy skate and street influences. Focusing on fit as well as design, Mathew wanted…

Running with Gods: Daniel Ting Chong X Puma

It’s 8.30am on the 26th of December and I’m wondering the still-desolate mall at Cape Town’s VnA Waterfront. In one of the passageways, I collide with an unusual hive of activity: a rapidly-growing line of expectant shoppers have converged outside the closed entrance of the PUMA store. They’ve come in anticipation of Boxing Day sales. But…