Submerge: Sculptural Surrealism and the SKEET Aesthetic

Neoprene, the material of wetsuits, prepares us for submersion. Slipping into neoprene means we are about to sink into an otherworldy place. It’s no wonder then that neoprene has been the signature medium of designer Petro Steyn, the creator of Skeet.  The avante-guarde fashion label includes neoprene bunny masks and surrealist dresses that are both…

BubbleKoppe – Curating Digital Archives

Digital space is becoming an ever expanding archive. These platforms operate as constructed mechanisms of power that begin to shape collective memory and identity.  BubbleKoppe engages in this process. Founder, Justin Ronne, says “I consider myself somewhat of a curator of Air Max culture and BubbleKoppe is my museum.” A scrolling display of organic forms…

Dr Pachanga: The tale of a ‘Modern day hustler’

So who is Dr Pachanga? He is a walking talking brand. In Spanish his name means “good times” and he has a PhD in giving them. Dr Pachanga is the vision child of Jean Rene Onyangunga who, having left his home town Durban, went to Cape Town to work as a Stylist. Having come from…

Crayons – Street Colours

The word crayons conjures images of fun and free expression. Raees Saiet, the founder of the Crayons streetwear label has taken this to heart.  For the Crayons launch event in 2013 they released colourful limited edition t-shirts and dungarees, while another pop-up  incorporated a screening of Home Alone. Crayons latest release is a new set…

Born Out of Boredom – Apathy and Glamour

People are more saturated with popular culture than ever before. Through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter we are constantly bombarded with the antics of the rich and famous. Celebrities have dramatic break-ups on social media, cause firestorms of outrage with offensive statements and throw shade on their rivals- all in real time.  But through such overexposure,…

The Fashion Lab Johannesburg – High Fashion, High Art

As its name suggests, the Fashion Lab is an experimental space dedicated to pushing the boundaries of clothing and style. Founded in Johannesburg in 2014, it has used the workshop format to create cutting edge clothing which meets high fashion with high art.  The workshop has an egalitarian ethos ” developed for anybody wanting to…

Sol-Sol x Young and Lazy drop an exclusive, collaborative collection at Corner Store CPT tonight!

This Friday the 13th, the stars have aligned and luck is in your favour with two of South Africa’s finest streetwear brands, Sol-Sol Menswear and Young and Lazy, dropping an exclusive, collaborative capsule collection at Corner Store CPT. Creative directors and designers Mathew Kieser and Anees Petersen have been inspiring aesthetic attitudes across the country…