Thursday 27 February 2014

The Year Of Design For Craig Port

As Cape Town celebrates its new status as the World Design Capital for 2014, acclaimed fashion designer Craig Port has labeled 2014 as ‘The Year Of Design’. For the remainder of the year, Craig Port will be collaborating with various likeminded creatives from a multitude of design platforms in order to showcase the best of local talent.

For his first collaboration Craig Port teamed up with Jonathan Kope and Jarred Figgins who shot an amazing fashion editorial. See the pictures below:


On working with KOPE | FIGGINS, Craig said: “I am a huge fan of KOPE | FIGGINS fresh approach to photography. Their images are unexpectedly beautiful and effortlessly edgy and I was really excited to see their interpretation of my work. Jarred and Jonathan’s style really compliments my design aesthetic which is fundamental to the success of any creative collaboration”

The shoot was conceptualised by Jonathan Kope and Jarred Figgins and styled by fashion editor and freelance stylist Bee Diamondhead.

The images are a true celebration of the edgy yet polished work coming out of South Africa and selected images were featured as an editorial exclusive on international online magazine Fucking Young! Click here to see the editorial exclusive:

Photography: Kope | Figgins
Styling: Bee Diamondhead
Styling Assistant: Lee Hagen
Hair & Make-Up: Cindy Horton
Models: Brad at Boss Models, Pascal at Kult Model

Thursday 13 February 2014

Elegant, Refined and Regal – David Tlale, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York, F/W 2014

From left: Tatum Keshwar, David Tlale and Oluchi Onweagba; Image:Facebook

On Sunday - 9 February 2014 - David Tlale showed his first solo collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. His collection, which is titled Elementary Metropolis, consisted out of urban, ready to wear and high fashion garments.

The collection was a hit and received rave reviews.

See David's 2014 autumn (fall)/ winter collection in the video and pictures below  :

Tuesday 11 February 2014

Nike Pulls a Beyoncé Move With Release of the Nike Air Yeezy 2

Social media is taking over! Just as Beyoncé launched her album on social media without any word, Nike released the Air Yeezy 2 via a mention on Twitter. The all-red Air Yeezys were sold out in 11 minutes on

There is no word on whether more Nike Air Yeezy 2’s will be made available.

Thursday 6 February 2014

New York City is Once Again Fashion Capital of the World

New York City reclaimed its title as fashion capital of the world, after London held the title for two years. The city also beat Paris by 0.05%. Paris is however still the Top Global Fashion Capital for Haute Couture.

New York City has, indeed, earned its Top Global Fashion Capital ranking through its disciplined, methodical yet creative approach to its fashion industry.” said Bekka Payack, New York-based Fashion Director  for The Global Language Monitor. 

She also added that: “Paris, with the Top Haute Couture ranking, of course has a centuries-long heritage, having invented the very concept, also scored highly in the pret-a-porter category. This year’s rankings also demonstrate the creative energy that is emerging worldwide in terms of fashion as a jobs, income and wealth generator, not to mention the prestige associated with exporting your fashion sense to the world.”
Cape Town (27) and Johannesburg (37) were the only two African cities who made the list in the top 55. I am a bit surprised that Cape Town beats Johannesburg considering that major fashion events such SA Fashion Week, MBFWJhb and MBFWAfrica takes place in Joburg.
Here are a few of the Top Global Fashion Capitals according to The Global Language Monitor:
1. New York
2. Paris
3. London
4. Los Angeles
5. Barcelona
6. Rome
7. Berlin
8. Sydney
9. Antwerp
10. Shangai
11. Tokyo
12. Milano
13. Florence
14. Madrid
15. Sao Paulo
27. Cape Town
37. Johannesburg

Wednesday 5 February 2014

Swarovski-studded David Beckham Football Shirt – Saint Germain Store, Paris

The famous Swarovski-studded #32 t-shirt. 

This shirt is on display at the Saint-Germain store in the Champs Elysees in Paris.

Monday 3 February 2014

Must Have: Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers

Everyone needs a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti sneakers! Giuseppe Zanotti is one of the best shoe/sneaker designers in the world. I love his latest collection and can’t wait to buy myself a pair! Here are my favorites which everyone should have from his latest collection:

High-top sneaker in leopard and polka-dot printed silk, with multi-coloured tassel, side zips and gold double strap.

Green velvet and black calfhide high-top sneaker that has an oversized gold plate over the upper part and the strap.

Do you own a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti sneakers?

Sunday 2 February 2014

Superbalist brings American Apparel to SA

Popular brand American Apparel is finally available in South Africa thanks to Superbalist. American Apparel is best known for its basic t-shirts, tank tops, denim, underwear and basic accessories for men and women. Visit to shop their collection.