Thursday 30 October 2014

Exclusive Competition: Win tickets to STR.CRD and Dope KUSH Magents Sneakers!

A few more days to go until STR.CRD - Africa’s number 1 Urban Street Culture Event! We are literally counting down the days.



STR.CRD is a must attend event. It is going to be MAJOR this year with an array of music, fashion, skate and bmx events, parkour, graffiti, dance and art exhibitions. We at the Swag Craze Headquarters are extremely excited and can’t wait for the event to take place at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg.

We have great news to share with you today! We are giving away a pair of STR.CRD tickets to a lucky reader! All you need to do, is to enter our competition. See the details below!

Since we love you so much, we are also giving away a pair of DOPE sneakers from Magents! Magents is an Afro Vintage brand (African in origin but inspired by the climate, geography, music and spirit of South Afirca). The brand reflects youth and sophistication.

See the dope KUSH YELLOW sneaker from Magents that you can win.

How to enter to win these amazing prizes:

You can enter on either Twitter or Facebook.

On Twitter
  • Follow Swag Craze on Twitter
  • Tweet the link of the article using the following hashtags #STRCRD14 #MAGENTS
  • Also follow STR.CRD and Magents on Twitter
On Facebook
  • Like the Swag Craze Page
  • Copy and paste the link of this article using the following hashtags #STRCRD14 #MAGENTS
  • Like both the STR.CRD and Magents pages on Facebook

Please note, it is vital that you use the hashtags so that we can track down your entries. When the competition is done running, we will randomly draw a winner from all the entries and the winner will be contacted through the site where the winning entry came from. Competition is only open to South African readers.

Tuesday 28 October 2014

Robyn’s Floral Bomb by Missibaba

Missibaba introduces a blooming bag to celebrate the start of summer!



In anticipation of warmer days and delicious nights, celebrated accessory label Missibaba delights with a blossoming flower explosion. The striking new design entitled Robyn’s Floral Bomb is the latest style to be added to the brand’s luscious product portfolio.

When faced with the daunting task of finding the perfect clutch for Missibaba designer and founder Chloe Townsend’s wedding, studio assistant and designer Robyn Silberbauer started to experiment with the plethora of colour and leather combinations dispersed around the sunny Woodstock studio. While in bed one evening, Robyn had a vision and rushed to work the next morning to create her blooming masterpiece. Pulling out every small piece of leather that she could find, Robyn punched out endless piles of flowers and carefully assembled them onto a leather panel. The result was a colour explosion and voila Robyn’s Floral Bomb was born!

The design can be worn either as a clutch or sling bag and is available in a feast of layered blossoms that showcase delightful summer brights, patent and gold, and midnight blue and liquid black hues. A mixture of fresh textured leathers will be introduced as more colour ways are explored and invented.

Robyn’s Floral Bomb is available at a retail price of R2950.00 at both the Johannesburg and Cape Town Missibaba stores.

Cape Town
229 Bree Street
Tel: 021 424 8127

Johannesburg
Shop 3 Wrenrose, 64 St Andrew Street, Birdhaven
Tel: 011 880 2099  


Friday 17 October 2014

A First Look at Butan Wear’s Summer 2014 Snapbacks

Ahead of the impending summer season, Butan Wear brings us two new snapback ranges.

The ‘Protea77’ snapback is available in red/navy and white/charcoal. It features a flower print pattern, which is inspired by the definitive stamp series of 1977. Composed of a multitude of protea plants growing across South Africa. The front embroidery features the brand’s ‘undefeated’ logo, taking the form of a deconstructed African warrior shield.


The ‘Basket Case’ snapback is available in black/grey/white/mint. It features a pattern on the under-visor, which is inspired by the many intricate patterns found on African baskets across the continent. The front embroidery boldly features the brand’s ‘undefeated’ logo, taking the form of a deconstructed African warrior shield.


Thursday 16 October 2014

AFI brings MBFWAfrica to Johannesburg in 2014


AFI brings Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa (MBFWAfrica) 2014 to Johannesburg from 29 October 2014 to 1 November 2014. The city will host the continents premier annual trans-seasonal sartorial showcase at Melrose Arch. 

The theme for MBFWAfrica this year is ‘Our Heritage Reimagined’. This year we will see stellar collections from over 30 established and emerging designers. The prestigious African Fashion Awards will take place on 2 November 2014, which acknowledge the continents top designers. The African Trade Expo 2014 will present Africa’s latest brands and trends during MBFWAfrica. The primary focus this year for MBFWAfrica is to provide more retail access for designers and consumers globally.

Each year MBFWAfrica draws countless fashion entrepreneurs, buyers, industry professionals as well as local and international media to preview the looks that will define the continents fashion in seasons to follow. The event will showcase designers from Cameroon, Tanzania, South Africa, Rwanda, Nigeria, Mozambique, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal and Angola.

Tuesday 14 October 2014

Save The Dates For STR.CRD – Africa’s Number 1 Urban Street Culture Showcase


STR.CRD, Africa’s no. 1 Urban Street Culture showcase, proudly supported by Jameson Irish Whiskey, Fiat, Nedbank and DStv, will hit Constitution Hill in Johannesburg from 7 - 9 November this year.

Over the years STR.CRD has created a name for itself as the quintessential African urban street culture festival and 2014 will be no different with an array of music, fashion, skate and bmx events, parkour, graffiti, dance and art exhibitions.

The public festivities kick off at 11h00 on 8 November and will continue until late.  The programme for the day includes the STR.CRD x FullCourt21 basketball tournament, a VANS street skate competition, a Stylista street style photo booth and finishes off with the official after party taking place in Braamfontein.  Further details on the programme will be announced in October via www.str.crd.com.

Over and above the public street festival, the anticipated STR.CRD exhibition showcases the best of the best of urban brands and brand ethos.  “Our ultimate goal is to capture the essence of true African street culture, to reflect who the urban youth are in a truly authentic way,” says Mandla Mazibuko, STR.CRD project director.  The exhibition/trade-show will open by invitation only with a street fashion show on 7 November and will be open to the public on 8 November.

STR.CRD will take place at Constitution Hill, the heart of Johannesburg’s urban history.  To gain access festivalgoers will need to register via the website www.strcrd.com.  Entrance is R50 for those who register online and R150 for those who pay at the door (without registering).

The day before, on the 7 November from 22h00 – 02h00, STR.CRD will host an exclusive Nu-Tomorrow Music concert at a secret location within Constitution Hill.  The concert is a ticketed event. The tickets are very limited and the Nu-Tomorrow line up will be announced via the website in October.  Tickets can be purchased via www.nu-tickets.co.za for R350.

“STR.CRD is about creating an authentic and creative platform for youth convergence.  We believe it to be a multi-racial, multi-cultural platform where African urban street culture can be showcased and where South Africa’s creative industries can have an urban platform to expose their work.  STR.CRD is a coming together of youth, culture, brands and street” says Mazibuko.

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Wednesday 8 October 2014

Nike - Blazer Safari Collection: Enter the Jungle



The Nike Sportswear design team emerges with three new looks in the forthcoming Blazer Safari Collection. Lions, tigers and Blazers! The legendary silhouette is updated in three jungle-inspired looks. Each pair draws elements from the safari to create a distinctive, themed aesthetic.



The new Blazer Collection drops October 11 on nike.com/sportswear and at select Nike Sportswear retailers worldwide. In South Africa, it will be available at Shesha Lifestyle stores.

Image Credits: Nike / Nike Sportswear ZA

Tuesday 7 October 2014

Butan Wear – Dope Snapbacks

Butan Wear brings us dope snapbacks to wear this season! 
Have a look below and let us know which one is your favourite. These snapbacks are available online and also countrywide at various retailers.



The ‘High Rollers’ snapback has a Melton crown and a P.U. leather brim. The design is inspired by the Zulu rickshaw pullers that ride along Durban’s beaches. The badge on the left is a rickshaw carriage wheel and the 3D embroidery on the front features the rickshaw puller’s headgear, made of ox horns. The ‘High Rollers’ snapback is available in navy-blue/red/white/gold.


Continuing with their ‘Street Kings’ series, the snapback features a large applique embroidery in the look of the LA Kings, the famous Los Angeles ice hockey team. The snapback pays homage to the legendary team and is also an ode to the days of the hip-hop golden era. The ‘Street Kings 14’ snapback is available in black/grey/white.




The design of the ‘Triller Than Most’ snapback is a tongue-in-cheek take on the iconic draught logo. It features weed leaves as opposed to barley and hops. The snapback is available in black/red/white/gold.