Lucilla Booyzen, director of South African Fashion Week (SAFW), is promising a cracker of a lineup at this year’s event, running from the 11th till the 15th of April 2013. The opening will see the second Sheer Glamour Collections by Motions and TRESemmé, featuring a fusion of fashion and hair trends by stylists Nthato Mashishi and Matthew Mansoor for the respective brands. Thirty well-known designers, including Black Coffee, Rubicon, Colleen Eitzen, Ephymol, Naked Ape, Lunar, Vesselina Pentcheva and Clive Rundle amongst others, will unveil their creative visions of the their Spring/Summer 2013 Collections. It will also feature designers from the Edgars X SAFW Designer Capsule Collections, Another highlight is sure to be SA-born
‘Been there, done that, got the t-shirt’ is an over-used cliché that often doubles as a lie. In most cases, no t-shirt is actually present- just a bored sense of pseudo achievement. In Joburg, however, this saying can be celebrated in the proper way, thanks to an entire fashion range that is inspired by the city. It is aptly named Love Jozi. Love Jozi is one of the city’s biggest fans. Now into its 15th range of t-shirt designs, The New Money Range, the brand continues to celebrate the city of gold, this time focussing on South Africa’s newly designed bank notes and Joburg’s affinity with economy and industry. Along with its iconic t-shirts and other fashion designs, Love Jozi also presents a varied selection of other products.
Méchant & Gentil Lingerie (Pty) Ltd opened its doors to the public at 44 Stanley Avenue in Johannesburg, on the 1st of September 2012. Méchant & Gentil celebrates and stocks all things local, and seriously ‘lekker’, as is evidenced by the range of decedent and delicious goods sold in the intimate art-deco inspired boutique setting. Johannesburg’s affluent shoppers will be delighted by the curated collection of South African designed and made lingerie,bespoke perfumes, chocolates and confectionery, which live up to the brand’s promise of “everything you don’t really need… but do really, really want, in one luxurious location”. Méchant & Gentil has secured unique, bespoke collections from South Africa’s top lingerie
The Internet will tell you that t-shirts began their rise to fame in the mid 50s. It also states that, in the 1960s, they became vehicles of a more political nature, carrying protest messages and later, the massive array of designer images that we see today. The power of the t-shirt is still as strong as ever and this fact is recognised and exploited by Joburg's very own Tshirt Terrorist. Tshirt Terrorist has been making their specific brand of striking attire since 2004, providing designer t-shirts that take no prisoners with their controversial, provocative and entertaining messages. In the understanding that most shirts worn every day are incredibly boring, Tshirt Terrorist have stood up in their crusade of