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A Proudly South African, Luxurious and Sustainable Swimsuit Brand.

  We catch up with the Colleen Murray Owner and creative director of Lily Label powerhouse as she unpacks some of the secrets to her company’s success. When did the entrepreneur bug bite you? I think I’ve always known I would start my own business, even from a young age, it was a natural progression with both my parents being entrepreneurs. Once I completed my undergrad in fashion, I did my post-grad in entrepreneurship and then proceeded to start Lily. I am a very independent person and pa …



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AFI and Esther Mahlangu collaborate to launch a Limited-Range of Culturally Inspired T-Shirts

Esther Mahlangu X AFI is here, just in time for Heritage Day and Spring/Summer 2020 Dr. Esther Mahlangu is known for her vibrant, geometric and symmetrical abstract paintings and murals in the Ndebele tradition. Spanning a career of more than 30 years, Dr. Mahlangu’s distinguished career has seen her honour the Ndebele design, applying her work to everything from helmets, skateboard decks, walls and canvases to planes, motorbikes and cars. Of the exciting collaboration, Chairperson of African Fa …



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Africa Fashion International (AFI) Designers Unite

  5 May, Sandton, South Africa. Given the negative impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on businesses, especially SMEs, AFI has partnered with AFI fashion designers to support the most vulnerable workers in this sector and assist the designers with business continuity. The partnership will help fashion designers and their respective employees (i.e. seamstresses and patternmakers), and fabrics distributors, maintain employment by receiving payment for the production of needed public facemask …



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Africa is Trending

AFRICAN DESIGN TAKING A LEAD ON THE RUNWAY (Cape Town, South Africa) From Nairobi to New York – African design is making its mark! Increasingly so, cultures from across the continent are soaking up design inspo from the African continent. Whilst animal print and safari staples have long been a fashion hit (and will continue to make their way back time over) more recently tribal design, tones and textures are finding their way into the limelight. Taking a closer look at international runway trend …



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COVID 19 GLOBAL LOCKDOWN – WHAT SOME LUXURY BRANDS AND PHILANTHROPISTS ARE DOING

On March 11th 2020, World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. The virus still continues to wreak havoc globally however, there has been overwhelming unity to fight this war against humanity. With many international airports and most cities deserted, normal life is has been disrupted.  The common goal right now and the only business is COVID-19 and how to help flatten the curve. This is what some brands in the luxury industry and some philanthropists are doing to help fight C …



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Diesel – Logo Mania of the Week

Click here to feature this look for her Diesel’s Pre-Spring 2019 collection, the afterparty is transitioning to dawn, and moving east to the enduring, hedonistic and 24/7 playground of Berlin, Germany. The very spirit of the German capital—and all of its revelry and riotousness—matches the spirit of the Pre-Spring lineup. FEATURED Dress | RRSP 3599 IN STORES NOW Click here to feature this look for him Since a couple of seasons, Classic ‘90s logos and slogans, including the distinctive “D”, the s …



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Diesel New Collection

Diesel releases its new AW ’19 pre collection, influenced by multiple contrasting elements for a glaring graphic impression—and the result is an ultra-bold, hybridized aesthetic. The blend combines American collegiate-wear, heavy metal, athletic gear and moments of grunge for a distinctly disruptive look. Both womenswear and menswear are revealed together, with a singular seasonal story dedicated to the world’s “brave hearts.” As a constant, denim is the core of the Diesel AW ‘19 pre collection. …



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Falke launches their Spring Summer 20 Fashion Collection

  Cape Town, August 2020- Innovative sock specialists, Falke introduces their latest Spring Summer 2020 fashion range. Locally designed and manufactured, the much anticipated collection draws inspiration from a movement of sustainable fashion and showcases yarns that will last longer due to a higher standard and quality. This season’s collection celebrates ‘How Colour Makes Us Feel’ and features an array of colours recognising saturated pastels, retro midtones and new neutrals. The textures …



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Fashion Trends From The 80s And 90s Making A Comeback

  There is nothing new under the sun, some philosophists (if there is such a word) have boldly declared. While millennials can come and debunk that philosophy by saying, WIFI, AI and a whole new load of 21st century tech stuff like cloud computing, driverless cars and lidar what what, truth is trends come and go in most cases. The fashion and beauty industry has evolved over the years. Looking at those old black and white photos, you can see that in the old golden days(like what the old fol …



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Louis Vuitton New Leather Line LV Pont 9

The LV Pont 9 shoulder bag is Louis Vuitton’s latest embodiment of effortless Parisian chic and a symbol of its ongoing commitment to exquisite craftsmanship. Perfect for both everyday and special occasions, this new design takes its name from Paris’ Pont Neuf, the oldest and most celebrated bridge that sits opposite Louis Vuitton’s headquarters in Paris.  It also marks the first release of the House’s new LV Pont 9 leather line. The bag’s refined, rounded design is brought to life in smooth, li …



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Louis Vuitton re-purposes its French workshops to make non-surgical face masks.

  Louis Vuitton has launched the production of hundreds of thousands of non-surgical protective masks, re-purposing its French workshops in Marsaz and Saint-Donat (Drôme), Saint-Pourçain (Allier), Ducey (Manche) and Sainte-Florence (Vendée), where three hundred artisans are mobilised in response to the French government’s plea for the increased production of alternative non-surgical masks to aid in the battle against Covid-19. Michael Burke, Louis Vuitton Chairman and CEO, formalised the st …



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Luxury Fashion brands in Kenya you should know

  Kenya is Africa’s 2nd largest luxury market after South Africa according to economic analysts. This has increased competition between rising luxury brands to set up their businesses in the country. As much as international brands are loved, the local luxury fashion is also trending. The local demand for luxury items has increased up recently, enlarging the market for these luxury goods and services, among these being fashion. Here are some of the Kenyan brands on the rise you should get t …



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Miller Design Lab Back with The Legendary Jeff Staples 

Top South African Designers Collaboration Johannesburg, South Africa – Miller Genuine Draft last week announced the return of the Miller Design Lab, a creative collaboration between streetwear fashion guru Jeff Staple and top South African designers. Miller Design Lab is a unique project that sees nightlife culture join dope design. It’s about design innovation that taps into the latest trends and harnesses the talent of global creators to craft a truly original experience. Under the mentorship …



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NEW YORK RUNWAY REVEALS 2020 FASHION TRENDS

SPRING-SUMMER FASHION FORECAST AT NEW YORK RUNWAY ZA A fashion first for South Africa as New York Fashion Week’s finest were showcased at Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers on Friday 11 October 2019. A global influx of world leading designers took to the catwalk at the inaugural New York Runway ZA. New York trends tended towards an eclectic diversity of styles, colours patterns and fabrics, commencing with a showstopping opening by acclaimed celebrity fashion designer, Michael Lombard. Usin …



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OKAPI – An African Luxury Brand with Presence

OKAPI – An African Luxury Brand with Presence, Nature Conservative Cautious, Unique and Timeless Luxurious, authentic, bold, energy, artisanal, attention to detail, quality over quantity are just a few words that describe the @OKAPI brand. Produced in Cape Town, South Africa I had the honour of meeting the Brand Ambassador of OKAPI.com @Anadia Green at the Rosebank store in Johannesburg. I experienced brand passion, energy, one-on-one brand connect and undivided attention. OKAPI.com is an Africa …



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RICH DURBAN RANKED TOPS ON THE COVERTED WORLDS FINEST CLUB LIST

Durban, South Africa – RICH DURBAN was this week listed as one of the finest clubs on the globe by the curated globally network The World’s Finest Clubs. RICH DURBAN is the first champagne and cigar lounge to hit the local Durban scene mid last year. And with it’s remarkable modern design, state-of-the-art sound system and an overwhelming attention to detail, the venue proved extremely impressive with an atmosphere amplified with some of the best national and international artists bringing the b …



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THE SEARCH FOR SA’S MOST ENTERPRISING WOMEN IS ON! 

  Entries now open for the SANTAM Women of the Future Awards 2020 in association with FAIRLADY & TRUE LOVE Santam, FAIRLADY and, for the first time this year, TRUELOVE Magazine, have partnered up in the search to find the best female entrepreneurs in the country! If you have just started out or have been running your own business for a while, now is the time to enter this prestigious competition. Also new to the awards this year is our co-sponsor, Lulalend, who are all about providing f …



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Top South African women to judge the 2020 Santam Women of the Future Awards in association with FAIRLADY and TRUELOVE

Santam, FAIRLADY and TRUELOVE Magazines have partnered up in the search to find the best female entrepreneurs in the country: three amazing women who are creating opportunities for others and boosting South Africa`s economy by setting up their own businesses. The panel of respected judges presiding over the awards are:  Professor Thuli Madonsela Chair of Social Justice at Stellenbosch University & Founder of Social Justice M-Plan and the Thuma Foundation, Professor Madonsela has been part of …



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