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Picking up threads from the cutting room floor

Lesiba Mabitsela’s multidisciplinary project interrogates the influence of modernity through examining the intersections between fashion and architecture

From rags to riches — if we support local clothing manufacturers

Reviving our industry to its former glory is possible. We have the infrastructure, talent, and a population that is eager to work. Now we just need consumer buy-in.

Extract from ‘Born to Kwaito’: How we choose to fashion ourselves

How we choose to dress is an instrument to communicate personal, race, class, gender and identity politics, as discussed in this extract from ‘Born to Kwaito’

The Portfolio: Lebogang Tlhako

Photographer Lebogang Tlhako uses collage to explore making up something that isn’t there

How the clothing industry is adapting now that runways are out of fashion

The fashion business is going digital to attract consumers in the absence of being able to physically parade its wares

Artclub and Friends: “Every purchase is a vote”

Founder Robyn Keyser chats to us about how she and her utilitarian fashion brand are surviving the lockdown

The Portfolio: Sandile [Nothing] Mhlongo

Sandile Mhlongo is a self-taught art director who draws his inspiration from several disciplines, including fashion, carpentry and gaming

Wear the weight of emotions

With vulnerability being the work's primary reference, the ceramic jewellery made and designed by Githan Coopoo is more than adornment

The human cost of fast fashion

Oxfam report reveals 100% of workers surveyed at Bangladeshi factories which make clothes for H&M and Cotton On are unable to make ends meet.

Mdingi isn’t your hype beast

Three years into a globally appraised luxury fashion business this designer is investing in honesty and environmental integrity

Inextricable link between jazz and fashion

Bonded by history as much as the present, the two genres of expression work together effortlessly

Feelings don’t get the respect they deserve

"Feelings are at the core of everything we do and yet we do not give them the intellectual, personal and public attention they deserve".

Keeping your hat on in Jo’burg

An Indian immigrant-turned-milliner built the iconic Master Mansions, which stands firm amid the wind of change

Tunisia fashions its style on past heritage

Tunisian designers are making their mark with outfits inspired by their country’s heritage

Slice of Life: Searching for ‘dapper guys in townships’, the black kind

Siphamandla Dlamini wants to collaborate with visionaries.

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