ON DREAMS & REALITY: MUSINGS OF A FASHION INTERN

I had arrived. I was living in Paris – magical Paris – completing a master’s degree at one of the best fashion schools in the world and I had just been hired as an intern at a haute couture showroom during Paris Fashion Week. The news brought almost as much rejoice as my acceptance to […] READ MORE


VIRGIL ABLOH x LOUIS VUITTON

Due to good fortune, I was in the right place at the right time and scored an invitation to the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 fashion show in Paris – featuring the first collection by Virgil Abloh as creative director. However polarising the views on Abloh’s appointment, it speaks volumes about the current state of […] READ MORE


DIOR: COUTURIER DU RÊVE

So I live in Paris now. Oh, how unreal that statement still feels. I am not quite sure that I will ever be able to say those words without feeling a certain thrill. I will be spending the next two years studying towards a masters degree in fashion studies from Parsons The New School. This […] READ MORE


AN EMBROIDERY STORY

It is on everything. You can hardly turn your head without spotting an embroidered satin bomber, leather handbag or velvet bootie. I suppose you could call it “the Gucci effect”, and blame the current embroidery overload on Alessandro Michele’s eclectic, magpie touch. There is no doubt that the Italian luxury house has heavily influenced the resurgence of […] READ MORE


FÉMINISTE MAIS FÉMININE: THE CORSET TREND

Lace-up detailing has fast gained ground as a trend, with lace-up shoes, lace-up bodysuits and even lace-up chokers wherever you turn your head. Now it seems that the trend is evolving back into its original inspiration: the corset. Every fashionista on social media is wearing a corset belt over their t-shirts, slip dresses, utilitarian jackets, blazers […] READ MORE


SUMMER IN THE CITY

With mediterranean climates and riviera-esque views, Cape Town’s beaches glitter with a beauty that rivals any. When the wind dies down, in this heat-wave town, Take the time to waste some time, Baking on the hot sand and taking dips in the cold sea. Smelling of salt, sweat and sunscreen, Wearing big hats and breezy dresses. Admiring the beautiful people […] READ MORE


CATCH OF THE DAY

For some inexplicable reason, fishnet stockings are having a major fashion moment. Well, perhaps not so inexplicable. Like many things in our bizarre pop-culture obsessed world, the trend started on social media with seemingly none other than the notorious Kardashians. The most famous sister, Kim, shared a standard topless image donning the the diamond patterned hosiery up […] READ MORE


FASHION WEEK GOES POLITICAL

A general rule of polite conversation has always been to steer clear of topics concerning religion and politics. However, this fashion month, that rule seems to stand on its head. Not only is fashion talking politics, its flaunting it shamelessly and purposefully with models, bloggers and brands making decisive statements against the current social and […] READ MORE


STRIPES ON STRIPES ON STRIPES

Fashion’s most reliable print is popping up again as we see stripes rule the runways in the most dissonant forms ever: horizontal, vertical, asymmetrical, bold, thin, colourful and monochromatic. This season’s stripes seem to reflect the psyche of a turbulent year. The print refuses to be labelled or ruled and takes on a multitude of personalities and themes. […] READ MORE


A DREAMY COLLECTION

Oh and what a dream it was…The local, award-winning jewellery brand PICHULIK has done it again,  this time with a more refined colour palette of subtle pinks and earthy hues for their SS17 collection. From the organic shapes and materials of the jewellery to the dusty pink paint on the wall and the unfinished building of […] READ MORE


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