Friday, 23 May 2014

#FashionFriday: Galxboy - Winter 2014


The people at Galxboy are always creating dope and eye catching gear to ensure we remain on trend. Today we show you what you can expect to see from them for this upcoming season (winter 2014). Here is a first look at their crew neck sweaters which are dope and stays true to the brands design aesthetic:







Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Competition: Bronx Woman – Runway Ready



This season Bronx Woman takes you behind the scenes at a vibrant fashion show and in celebration of the Runway Ready campaign they have teamed up with 4TH STREET to give away the ultimate designer party weekend.
One lucky winner and a friend will be flown to Cape Town in July 2014 for a weekend of cutting edge fashion shows and glittering parties at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Bronx Woman and 4TH STREET take you to the runway!
The Prize:
  • Return flights
  •  Hotel accommodation
  •  Private driver
  • Hair stylist and make up artist
  • Show tickets
  •  After party tickets
  •  Bronx Woman shoe vouchers 


How to Enter:
Step 1: Snap a pic of your favourite party look

Step 2: Check out the Bronx Woman website to find the perfect shoe to pair 
with your look

Step 3: Upload your photo and the name of your Bronx Woman shoe choice 
onto Facebook or Twitter

Step 4: Remember to include @BronxWoman_SA, @4thStreetWine and 
#RunwayReady 

Good Luck!
Please refer to the Bronx website for terms and conditions.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Bronx Woman – A/W 2014: Runway Ready


For this season Bronx Woman brings you an array of beautiful winter shoes from luxurious leather boots to eye-catching embellished trainers. Wayne Roos, Bronx Woman Product Manager explains “This season we go back to basics with a touch of international glamour. The Runway Ready collection is made up of styles that appeal to our unique Bronx Woman fans and while we embrace trends whole heartily, our core range always stays true to our brand.”



Bronx Woman also expanded their range for this season to include heel and boot styles made from imported Indian leather. The leather collection adds luxurious investment pieces to the Bronx Woman product portfolio that are sure to last through the seasons.
Prices
Bronx Woman Runway Ready collection main styles start from R499.00 and the leather collection styles from R900.00.

Bronx Woman is also running an AMAZING competition, CLICK HERE for more information.


Friday, 16 May 2014

#FashionFriday – adidas Originals

For fashion Friday this week, we bring you MUST HAVES from the adidas Originals collection which is now available in stores! This clothes will sure make you look DOPE this season!

Left: Firebird Frutaflor Tracktop (Farm Range) – R799, Basketball Sock – R199, Honey Stripes Mid W footwear – R799.
Right: Firebird Tucanario Tracktop (Farm Range) – R799, Gazelle OG WC Farm W (Farm Range) – R899, Trefoil Logo Tee R399.
Happy shopping this weekend

Friday, 9 May 2014

#FashionFriday – Introducing the Missibaba limited edition artisanal beaded bags collection


On a recent trip to Kenya, Missibaba designer Chloe Townsend, met Abigael Terenoi Sentero and her group of Massi beadwork craftswomen. Astounded by the intricacy of their work and a shared passion for women’s rights and community empowerment a decision was swiftly made to collaborate on an exclusive collection of beaded bags.

Sentero is married with two daughters and lives in the Keekonyokie location in Kajiado County, Kenya. Relying on beadwork to support her family, she meets twice a month to chair a group of likeminded women who discuss issues effecting the community and ways of promoting and selling their beaded products. Chloe came into contact with the beautiful beadwork, traditionally done on leather belts, and felt that the striking patterns would work wonderfully on bags. Sentero and her group are the breadwinners of their families and each contribute on a monthly basis to a combined kitty of funds that go to school fees and to upgrading shelters from Maasai manyatta to the modern mambati houses.
 
Chloe gave Sentero the colourful leather panels for three different Missibaba bags and the Cha Ching, Macaw Sling and Macaw Clutch were given a uniquely Kenyan makeover. “I am thrilled with the outcome and completely love the slightly skew obviously hand beaded feel,” she enthuses. A true labour of love, each bead has been stitched on individually, evident by the odd stray needle hole, and took the women many weeks to complete. The beaded panels were then delivered to the bustling Missibaba studio in Cape Town to be assembled and finishing touches made.  The final outcome is a small collection of unique and exquisite pieces ready to be worn and loved by a handful of lucky women.
 
Chloe and business partner Lizel Strydom are attracted to the handmade, artisanal quality of African design and crafts. “The patterns embrace the ethos of beauty in imperfection. No line is straight, no dot or mark the same and the overall effect speaks to the heart! It is very human”, explains Chloe. The pair describes African design as having a freedom that is completely intoxicating and insatiable.
 
Missibaba beaded collection bag prices range from R2250.00 to R3600.00 and are available for purchase exclusively from the Missibaba shop in Birdhaven, Johannesburg (Shop 3 Wrenrose, 64 St. Andrew St, Birdhaven, Johannesburg).
 
 
Happy shopping this weekend!
 

Thursday, 8 May 2014

First Look: Butan Wear A/W 2014 Drop #1

Butan Wear is a South African brand and is well known for their dope urban gear! Their latest pieces dropped in store on Monday, 5 May 2014. Here is a first look of what you can expect to see in stores:

Tribal crew neck sweater in black/white

Masai crew neck sweater in grey/black



Massive Connections crew neck sweater in arctic-mint/white
 
These new pieces are DOPE! We here at Swag Craze love all 3 crew neck sweaters. Which one is your favorite?

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Craig Port x Shimmy Beach Club Collaboration – Presenting their Magnificent Modern Manscape

Craig Port has teamed up with Cape Town’s luxury beach destination Shimmy Beach Club to create the ultimate Manscape – an outdoor space that reflects the celebrated designers artistic vision and captured the essence of the Shimmy lifestyle.
 
Decorex - Africa’s premier d├ęcor, design and lifestyle exhibition portfolio - approached Craig Port to take part a tongue in cheek project by creating the ultimate Manscape. Other Cape Town male personalities also paired up with an outdoor timber specialist and an exclusive lifestyle brand to create a Manscape that revealed the latest trends in outdoor living.  These Manscapes formed part of the Decorex exhibition that took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).
The collaboration between Craig Port and Shimmy Beach Club was a celebration of summer in the city. Passionately inspired by Cape Town and its unique resort lifestyle, Port draws upon his surroundings when designing seasonal collections. “We feel that this makes him the ideal designer to interpret and accurately represent Shimmy's style as a premier Cape Town luxury lifestyle destination,” says Shaun Novitzkas, General Manager of Shimmy Beach Club.

Shimmy Beach Club has become the destination of choice for sun and sea loving Capetonians. The beachside location boasts a vibrant blend of global party culture and culinary indulgence, set in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Shimmy Beach Club effortlessly combines the casual experience of a laid-back holiday with the tasteful luxury of a high-end leisure resort.

The Manscape collaboration was developed to afford Decorex visitors a sumptuous and interactive Shimmy Beach Club experience with an inimitable designer twist. Port wanted to bring his dream world to life – one where sun drenched days meld into effervescent evenings and private Gazebos boast breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean with Table Mountain stretching out behind them.


 With a strong altruistic element, funds raised from the project went to the celebrity/designer’s charity of choice. Decorex visitors were encouraged to vote for their favourite Manscape by placing an entry form in the allocated box at the stand and were invited to donate funds. Port selected The Richard Bloom Foundation, a charity that he launched in 2006 in memory of his friend and colleague Richard Bloom. The foundation provides support and practical training for young designers entering the fashion industry.

Decorex Cape Town took place at the CTICC. Visit http://www.thebereed.co.za/decorex/ for more information!

Monday, 5 May 2014

Trend Report: 5 Joggers You Need to Wear This Season

Joggers have become the coolest fashion item; therefore we’re excited to present you with our top 5 joggers that you need to wear this season. The trend started a few years ago and have gone mainstream as almost everyone all over the world are wearing them. 

Joggers are very versatile. You can basically wear your jogger with almost anything. Designers are even now creating tailored joggers in various styles and prints. Joggers have a lean cut and tapered silhouette that allows you to show off your dope sneakers or preferred shoes.

We selected our favorite joggers based on the following criteria: comfort, cut and quality.  See them below as we think they deserve a space in your wardrobe.




Fabiani jogger available from Fabiani



Ruald Rheeder jogger available from YDE




Printed and cuffed jogger available from Topman




Hued jogger available from Topman




Caramel jogger available from Markham

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Kate Moss x Topshop Collaboration - Now Available in Stores!


Ladies, Supermodel Kate Moss has once again collaborated with Topshop on a stellar collection which is now available in stores. The themes of the collection include tailoring noir, Balearic dressing, cocktail hour and pyjama dressing. This collection is an ode to Kate’s innate sense of style.

Wherever you are in the world, you can shop the collection at a Topshop close to you. For those in South Africa, the collection are exclusively available at:

  • Topshop V&A Waterfront and Sandton;
  •  Selected Edgars stores (Cavendish, Clearwater, The Glen, Eastgate and Woodlands).

Happy shopping this weekend!