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Aiduke is design in progress

*This essay forms part of Bubblegum’s Collaboration with Bag Factory and their visiting curator from Uganda, EM Mirembe. Aiduke is a pop-up clothing shop that opened on 4th December 2021 in Muyenga, one of the more well-off neighbourhoods in Kampala. For now it lives in an innocuous room at the entrance of Tank Hill Park, an airy wood-roofed…

Stylist Louw Kotze in balance and rhythm

In every industry, there are many contributors whose labour goes un/under recognised. It’s not until very recently that I started to notice the incredible and inspiring work that stylists contribute (Thank you Styling Hollywood). Unlike the designer — whose name is often directly linked to the garments and fashion houses — the work of the…

ASA SADAN – the newly launched luxury label using garments as a medium to channel heritage and identity

The concept of the brand came about due to a lack of representation of Islamic heritage within the South African creative landscape, particularly within fashion. The manifesto of the brand serves as an ode to previous generations’ role in dismantling systems of oppression, recalibrating systems to allow for the progress of future generations. Imran Mohamed,…

2022 makeup trends forecast 

The earth has almost completed yet another trip around the sun, and with that we shed our old makeup trends and collectively prepare to assume new looks fit a fresher, funner future – whether knowingly or unknowingly. But of course, nothing is absolute in this world and makeup is in no way prescriptive practice –…