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‘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…

Yeha Leung | couture revivals of kink lingerie in NYC

I see the future as being extremely diverse, open-minded and optimistic. I can clearly see how independent brands are more supportive of one another. We all share information behind the scenes, we collaborate and we try to empower each other by any means. Together we will create a sustainable ecosystem and industry, where we help…

Mtimande Chair Collection by Lwazi Madonsela

Art has always been a tool used to capture the textures of time. In an attempt to preserve their textures of their narrative, designer, Lwazi Madonsela reclaims pieces of furniture overflowing in junkyards—adding years to their lifespan and adding an artistic spin to them as found objects. The collection’s title is derived from totems representing…

WANTS – the new streetwear brand celebrating individuality through micro collections

The streetwear designer and founder of Crayons, Ra-ees Saiet, has always embraced playfulness and creative freedom as a core stimulant for his capsule collections and collaborative projects. WANTS is the latest colour added to his imaginative box, seizing the opportunity for reflection, regrouping and redirecting presented under lockdown. A celebration of individuality meets up-cycling in…