Stitching Intricacies | Daisie Jo

The eponymous label Daisie Jo depicts wearable art as a step toward sustainability – holding a profoundly succinct ethos of slow fashion, generational skill transference and in-house production values. Tucked away in the Karoo, lies their dreamy studio adorned with collaged prints, rainbow colour threads and hands on artisanal craftsmanship; each garment is uniquely constructed,…

Weird and Wonderful | Beate Karlsson

Turning to unusual references as an exploration for design is Beate’s signature, and I find myself enamoured by her exaggerated approach to aestheticism; the use of brilliant pastel colour palettes – and the way her work communicates an innocent, yet daring spirit. The work reminds me of the endless possibilities of mind and heart that…

There Is Hope | Maison ARTC

There is such beauty in the mystery of the unknown; the infinite possibilities laid to be imagined and captured for creation in the world. This is the philosophy of fashion as art—or of art as design. It is the reflective dance with material form, that makes for the most interesting pieces. Israel | Moroccan designer…

Guerilla Publishing | Fashion Zines

(/ziːn/ ZEEN; short for magazine or fanzine) “The pen is mightier than the sword, as I face my worldly challenge. In the scale of justice my heart remains balanced and neutral” RZA, A Day to God is 1000 Years Social marginalisation, political ostracisation; deep societal dissent, erupt in our cultural consciousness in a number of manifestations, some even being…

BHUMEHL SS20 Quarantined Collection // paper but make it fashion

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe A perfect representation of the above mentioned quote is Gabriel Mehlomakhulu’s BHUMEHL SS20 Quarantined Paper Collection creation. South Africa’s ongoing lockdown has not only restricted the movement of persons – but with it also came the temporary closure of many businesses…

IAMISIGO AW20 ‘Chasing Evil’ | decolonial materiality & Histories of exploitation

There is a part of human History’s pages “impelled by feelings that [are] primal yet paradoxically wholly impersonal. Feelings of contempt born of inchoate, unacknowledged fear — civilisation’s fear of nature, men’s fear of women, power’s fear of powerlessness. Man’s subliminal urge to destroy what he could neither subdue nor deify” Roy. Ushered in through…

The Anti-Fashion Movement | confronting form and silhouette

“I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion.” ― Yohji Yamamoto Some would say, that fashion is most notably recognised for its exaggerated silhouettes, patterns and hues, at least that most mainstream fashion is. Some would say, that fashion elicits dramatic sentiments and the…

Thabo Kopele: merging minimalist menswear designer and SAFW Scouting Menswear competition finalist

Annually, SAFW (South African Fashion Week) sets out to give South Africa’s emerging menswear designers who posses a promising talent, the opportunity and platform to break into the South African Fashion Industry through its SAFW Scouting Menswear Competition. Amongst those chosen as this year’s finalists is young menswear designer Thabo Kopele; who is well on…

Ethereal Vision | Grete Moeller X Sarah Hugo Hamman

“Ethereal” adjective ether·​re·​al | \ i-ˈthir-ē-əl  \ Definition of ethereal 1a: of or relating to the regions beyond the earth b: CELESTIAL, HEAVENLY c: UNWORLDLY, SPIRITUAL 2a: lacking material substance : IMMATERIAL, INTANGIBLE b: marked by unusual delicacy or refinement c: suggesting the heavens or heaven True collaboration is the intertwining and weaving of perspectives; creating visions through individual, conscious contact with the etheric realms; what one being harnesses is channeled…