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Thebe Magugu brings home to Paris Fashion Week

This week marks the conclusion of fashion month across the globe and sees big names like Gucci planning their shows for Paris Fashion Week. For many brands, regardless of size, larger than life visions inspire the collections adorned on the catwalk, with many designers having taken the disruption to the traditional fashion cycle as inspiration…

Carol Lindiwe Bouwers and other black names for luxury

September gives way to fashion month across the world. It marks the issue of major fashion publications, which tend to be the biggest of the year, with many fashion forecasters making predictions of trends to come for the following year. We’re also just coming out of New York Fashion Week and The Met Gala, with…

BROKE // breaking down barriers and building something special

“Youth culture dominates when it emerges from the cracks of collective dissent, it also tends to be forged from the blood, sweat and tears required to interrogate societal pressures; especially during those ages when one’s view of reality is largely still under construction.” Holly Bell Beaton One could make the argument that beginning a brand…

One community builds all: getting candid with Studio Candor

On a quiet street in downtown Observatory, a little studio blasts Destiny Child’s “Survivor”. Following that, La Roux’s “Bulletproof” fills the walls of that studio, except, it isn’t so little;  not in space, or in its vision. Speaking to the director of Studio Candor, Maya, I knew instantly that this was about more than clothing…

Independent streetwear inspired by African skate culture | a peek into the Motherlan cult and more

“Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos, has one such scene worthy of attention. The local skate scene is on the rise, helped by Motherlan, the new streetwear brand-meets-skate team that’s championing Nigerian skating.” Highsnobiety, 2019. The link between skateboarding, or rather skate culture, and fashion is undeniable; a tie that has only grown from strength to strength…

The Premise | An introduction to the Lukhanyo Mdingi cosmology

There was a certain kind of catharsis that came with it. It became a hybrid of experiencing a sense of vulnerability that was, at times, challenging and at others, incredibly simple.  I wanted to bring this to a larger audience, and see if there are nuances within the human experience.  Lukhanyo Mdingi, 2021. Over the…

Imran Potato | the Millennial Dapper Dan

Imran Moosvi, better known as Imran Potato, is a creative ho I can only begin to describe as a Millennial Dapper Dan. However, unlike Dapper Dan, the media in which Imran creates his bootleg creations with/on transcends just clothing. Moosvi gained traction due to his bootleg designs which, like Dapper Dan, borrowed the iconographies of famous designer…