Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg Begins Today, What is the State of African Fashion?

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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg

Africa Fashion International’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg kicks off today. What do you all think is the state of Africa’s fashion industry today? We’ve seen many fashion brands come and go. The concern over the over-saturation of fashion weeks seems to be dissipating, primarily because there has been no real sustainable business model for the many event organizers we saw … Read More

SAVE THE DATE: Mercedes-Benz Jo’burg Fashion Week, March 7th-10th, 2012

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Mercedes-Benz Johannesburg Fashion Week

For immediate release GLAMOUR IN MOTION Date & Designers set for Fashion Week Jo’burg MORE than 25 designers in 20 Shows over four days will give the country a preview of Autumn/Winter collections when Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg runs from March 7-10. South Africa’s pre-eminent Autumn/Winter fashion event, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg presented by AFI is being held for the … Read More

London Fashion Week: The Ubuntu International Project to Showcase African Designers at Vauxhall #Africanfashion

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Ubuntu International

(London, February 2012) Ubuntu International Project is scheduled to showcase, African designers at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout on Sunday 19 February at 11:30, 2012. Following the success of last years debut showcase of three South African designers – this season Ubuntu International Project will be throwing a wider net by introducing modern heritage aesthetics from South Africa, Uganda and Nigeria. … Read More

Africa Fashion Week 2011: David Tlale Men (Pictures)

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“David Tlale is considered a driving force of creativity in the South African fashion industry. Tlale is fixture at South African fashion weeks and earlier this year he launched a new collection on the iconic Nelson Mandela Bridge, at Joburg Fashion Week. The event made history: the 284 metre runway was one of the longest in global history. David, who … Read More

Africa Fashion Week 2011: Alexander Koutny (Pictures)

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“Johannesburg-born Alexander Kounty, began his studies with a major in philosophy. Then, after working at a large clothing factory, Koutny discovered his love for fashion and returned to school, to study pattern-making. In the 1990s, he relocated to the UK where he assisted several designers before entering the MA program at Central Saint Martins in London. While here, he also … Read More

Africa Fashion Week 2011: Stefania Morland (Pictures)

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“After working in the fashion industry for more than 20 years, Stefania Morland opened her high-end fashion boutique and studio in 2005, situated in Cape Town. The brand’s unique, playful design aesthetic is inspired by the earth and life: natural fabrics are used and the seasons, animals and the human spirit guide the visual ethos. In her designs, Morland combines … Read More

Africa Fashion Week 2011: Thula Sindi (Pictures)

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“After studying at LISOF in Johannesburg, Thula Sindi has created a contemporary brand primarily focused on supplying career-wear and occasion wear. Established in 2005, the brand has gained a loyal following with its highly crafted pieces. The aim is to create timeless, elegant and sophisticated pieces. From his studio in Illovo, the designer creates designs which are guided by the … Read More