Sandiso Ngubane

My life and Andre’s: How André Leon Talley paved the way for black voices in fashion

André Leon Talley injected much-needed intellectualism into fashion, inspiring others to find their feet

SA fashion industry’s fragments

Local designers have a tough path to navigate to market and sell their clothing lines.

Curated shopping for the style-conscious consumer

A former Elle editor has launched a concept that taps into the fashion consumer with a more considered approach.

Is Gavin Rajah’s latest creation a shameless rip-off or a fluke?

The fashion designer is again linked to claims of plagiarism, this time over a dress worn by Reese Witherspoon and designed by Han Chong.

South Africa has a bold new vision for the fashion industry

Collaboration throughout the fashion chain means that fashionistas will no longer have to wait for the trends abroad to arrive on local shores.

Top designers rev up a fashion week that tottered at times

Collections by Marianne Fassler, Celeste Arendse, Rich Mnisi, David Tlale and Gavin Rajah made the Johannesburg event worthwhile.

SAM helps hot young designers to keep up with the market

Cape Town’s South African Market, a reservoir for trendy local labels, is enjoying huge popularity and plans to expand online and northwards.

Designer’s minimalist collection wows at Menswear week

Acclaimed young designer Lukhanyo Mdingi appreciates that it takes more than a pretty collection to build a brand that has staying power.

Menswear steps out of the sartorial shadow

An all-male fashion week seems odd, but it makes sense when you realise the local market is worth R20-billion and growing.

Power FM: Technical challenges affecting listener numbers, says director

Power FM's 25% listenership drop in the past six months was a result of the station’s inability to broadcast on three of their five transmitters.

Power FM Radio Host Azania Mosaka resigns

Power FM’s talent drain continues to fuel rumours that the station is being mismanaged.

The long walk to a transgender catwalk career

Overseas, models like Lea T and Andreja Pejic are much in demand, but SA still seems too wary of transgendered SA women, writes Sandiso Ngubane.

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