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DJ Sabby is on a Wave

DJ Sabby, real name Sabelo Mtshali, is an award-winning radio and TV personality, renowned for hosting one of the longest-running urban shows in the country. He gained recognition as a host on YFM, a popular youth radio station in South Africa. He joined the station in 2011 and became a prominent figure in the South…

Viviers Studio Unveils “Re-Trace, Re-Memory, Re-Set, Re-Culture” 

Viviers Studio‘s showcase during Milan Fashion Week garnered widespread attention from prominent global publications and significant recognition on television programs such as The Insider SA and Afrimaxx, significantly enhancing the brand’s prominence. In February 2023, Lezanne Viviers had a successful debut at Milan Fashion Week with her collection titled, KARROO Land of Thirst, with the…

Where Does Counterculture Leave Fashion Journalism in South Africa?

The 1960s initially witnessed counterculture movements erupt as movements that opposed the rifeness of racial and political injustices that were invading the Western world at the time. The movement popularised many alternate forms of identity and expression, notably the Hippie Movement, whose impact still remains progressive in modern-day society. Even if the conformity to a…

Featuring Fashion Designer Naeelah Jumat 

With her mother working as a seamstress, Naeelah Jumat, founder and creative director of the South African-based streetwear brand, Socioculture, grew up with an appreciation for the fashion industry. “One of my fondest memories as a young girl is going with my mother to work at the factory,” Jumat says. “It’s crazy to think back…

We Are OMÔL

OMÔL, led by Nathalie Chebou Moth, is a Cameroonian women’s fashion label that embodies contemporary African narratives. They offer affordable, culturally-rich garments that blend modernity and tradition. Sustainability is at the core of OMÔL’s mission, as they carefully source fabrics from deadstock globally and local markets to create limited-edition, timeless designs. Their commitment to eco-consciousness…

The Language of Design with PICHULIK

PICHULIK is a Cape Town-based brand founded by Katherine-Mary Pichulik, known for its handcrafted jewellery. They combine locally crafted ropes with signature stones from across Africa. As an ethical jewellery atelier rooted in Africa, PICHULIK celebrates ancient traditions and empowers women through intentional designs. Each piece is a talisman, crafted from unexpected materials. This year,…

VVS Lagos: Elevating African Fashion and Redefining the Industry

Nigeria is a clear leader in the African fashion scene. Its designers have a rich history and traditions from which to draw inspiration, blending modernity with cultural essence to transcend boundaries and reach global audiences. Beyond mere aesthetics, Nigeria’s enduring impact on the global stage elevates African fashion, shaping the industry’s practical trajectory. This artistry…

How Postmodernism Affects the Johannesburg Fashion Scene

Within every social setting, we as the Johannesburg youth have seen a conflation of culture and cultural amalgamation. From the Melville strip to Maboneng and to Sandton, it is impossible to exist in a shell, in which one can exhibit a singular aspect of oneself.  One is not likely to see another person and not relate…

Levi’s 501® 

Part of the charm of a generational brand is its singular ability to strike the careful balance between a sense of nostalgia and an equal dedication to maintaining superior quality and reliability. This precise balance — of two seemingly different approaches to creating and living — comes together in a perfect marriage to form Levi’s®…