Monday 29 February 2016

2016 Metro FM Awards - Best Dressed Celebrities on the Black Carpet

Celebrities from all over South Africa and the rest of the continent came together the past weekend at the Inkosi Luthuli Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban, to celebrate crème de la crème of the music industry in South Africa.

See the pictures below of the best-dressed celebrities:

    Amanda Du-Pont


Pearl Modiadie

Friday 26 February 2016

Sneakers Dropping Today: PUMA and Rihanna Releases the FENTY Trainer

Following on her successful debut collection as part of New York Fashion Week, Rihanna presents her latest footwear collaboration with PUMA: the FENTY Trainer.

The most noticeable features of the sneaker include the striking tongue and the laceless construction, which gives the sneaker a futuristic vibe.

The FENTY Trainer will hit PUMA SELECT in Cape Town, Bree Street and Johannesburg, Braamfontein, as well as X–Trend stores.

Thursday 25 February 2016

Introducing the Nike Air Jordan 12 “The Master”

The Air Jordan 12 is one of the most celebrated Air Jordan’s of the year 2016. It will be released this coming weekend in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Air Jordan 12. The sneaker drew inspiration from a infamous poster from the ad campaign in 1997.

"The Master" features an all-black leather upper hinted with grey accents and metallic gold detailing.

Don’t miss out this Saturday, the 27th of February when the The Nike Air Jordan 12 “The Master” will be released.

Wednesday 24 February 2016

FIRST LOOK: PUMA x Usain Bolt SS16 Collection

PUMA has collaborated with Usain Bolt on a sport-inspired lifestyle collection for Spring/Summer 2016 (SS16).
Gearing up for the Summer Games in Rio, the collection takes its inspiration from the track, combining sporty looks with premium trims and modern silhouettes. The classic Evo Formstripe features across cozy pieces including the Evo Trainer, UB Hoody, UB Shorts and UB Pants.
Evo Trainer (R799)
UB Hoody (R1 499)
UB Shorts (R899)
UB Pants (R999)

To complete the collection is the UB Logo Tee that boasts a silhouette of Bolt’s signature ‘lightning’ pose embossed in gold across the front of the shirt.
UB Logo Tee (R399)

The PUMA x Usain Bolt SS16 Collection will be available in PUMA Stores and selected retailers from March 2016. 

Tuesday 23 February 2016

Introducing the adizero Ubersonic Aphrodite by adidas

As the first of the Spring/Summer 2016 (SS16) Energy Pack limited edition series of tennis footwear, adidas launches the adizero Ubersonic Aphrodite. Create emotions with this shoe that’s perfect for those who are wild at heart and light on their feet.

The adidas SS16 tennis limited edition collection hits the courts with the adizero Ubersonic Aphrodite. Part of a footwear range inspired by goddesses and conquerors, the adizero Ubersonic Aphrodite is named after the Greek goddess of love. Aphrodite embodied beauty and passion, but at the same time was impulsive and quick to act.

The adizero Ubersonic Aphrodite best suits players looking for lightweight shoes that allow them to sprint to the far corners of the court with goddess like speed. It comes with details inspired by Aphrodite herself, such as the color way that represents the ocean foam she was born in and the geometric pattern that symbolizes pomegranates – the fruit of Aphrodite.

The woven speed mesh upper with supportive overlays guarantees optimal comfort and ultimate performance. The TPU heel and midfoot elements perfectly support the foot during lightning quick direction changes. Passion meets performance for those who want to play with divine inspiration.

The adizero Ubersonic Aphrodite is available at selected retailers.

Monday 22 February 2016

First Look: Tommy Hilfiger - THFLEX Rafael Nadal EDITION Capsule Collection

Tommy Hilfiger announced the launch of the THFLEX Rafael Nadal Edition capsule collection. The collection features modern suiting and shirting styles, and is tailored with precision fit and crafted from innovative Italian-made fabrics designed for performance. The designs are inspired by Tommy Hilfiger’s global brand ambassador, Rafael Nadal, and the quest for a suit that’s sophisticated and sharp but at the same time made for movement, comfort and travel.

The THFLEX Rafael Nadal Edition collection includes six limited-edition shirt styles and limited-edition suits inspired by Rafael Nadal fuse sartorial tailoring and performance fabrics.

In shades of blue and white and featuring micro check, stripe and solid finishes, and a specialty silk tie offering in Tommy Hilfiger’s signature navy, red and white palette with iconic multi-width diagonal stripes.

The THFLEX capsule collection will be available at Tommy Hilfiger stores in Europe, North America, Asia, Latin America and South Africa. In South Africa it will be available from mid-March at Tommy Hilfiger Standalone stores nationwide.

Friday 19 February 2016

Sneakers Dropping Today: “Secular Change” Blaze of Glory by PUMA x Monkey Time Japan

PUMA and Japanese street wear connoisseur, Monkey Time, collaborated on a plush adaptation of the perennial running classic, the Blaze of Glory.

Dubbed “Secular Change” that stands for the changing seasons, the Blaze of Glory’s toe and opening in-step are crafted in tanned leather that naturally changes its patina over time. Perforated leather in tonal colour make up the rest of the upper, finished with black and white colour- blocking on the heel, all sitting atop a well-cushioned Trinomic midsole.

The PUMA x Monkey Town Blaze of Glory retails for R2 299 and is available exclusively at PUMA SELECT in Cape Town, Bree Street and Johannesburg, Braamfontein from 19 February 2016.

Thursday 18 February 2016

adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 Black is Back! Here is how to buy the sneaker in JHB and CPT

Kanye West and adidas Originals start 2016 with the release of the highly sought-after black version of the YEEZY BOOST 350.

The lo-top YEEZY BOOST 350 features a Primeknit upper: a break-through material developed using adidas’ most advanced digital engineering techniques to fit like a second skin. Color-coordinated outsoles leverage adidas BOOST™’s highly responsive properties to offer an unparalleled level of comfort, performance, and style. The YEEZY BOOST 350 combines the forward-thinking technologies of adidas with a classic aesthetic and represents a bold new design ideal.

The black YEEZY BOOST 350 will be released on Friday, February 19th, 2016 through AREA3 store in Braamfontein, Johannesburg and Shelflife store in Cape Town for a suggested retail price of R2999.00.

The YEEZY BOOST 350 release will take place through an online raffle system, with tickets being drawn at random from entries on and You can now sign up to stand a chance to win a chance to purchase a pair of the YEEZY BOOST 350. You can sign up until 12:00 on Thursday the 18th of February 2016 on and

The raffle winners will be notified via telephone between 14h00pm and 20h00pm on Thursday the 18th of February 2016 and will be invited to come to the store that they signed up on in person to purchase the pair between 17:00 and 20:00 on the evening of the 19th of February. T&C’s apply per store and online.

Wednesday 17 February 2016

FENTY x PUMA – Rihanna’s First Collection Premieres at New York Fashion Week, AW16

Overcome by environmental elements and an ominous mood-inducing energy, frostbitten models walked the runway with a bold chill, donning the first ever FENTY PUMA BY RIHANNA Collection. Just like the collection’s namesake creative director, the first season driven by Rihanna is nothing short of unexpected with a full collection of footwear, apparel and accessories for both women and men.

Rihanna drew inspiration from today’s Japanese street culture and tradition for this first full season collection since partnering with PUMA in December 2014. Mixing that cultural influence with gothic overtones and exaggerated volumes and proportions, the fashion icon challenged the traditional male and female silhouettes and blurred the lines between genders that are often times too rigid for her fashion tastes.

Rihanna introduced styles such as a ground-sweeping Kimono Robe, Tear Away Tricot Track Suits, an attitude punched Lace-Up Jersey Corset, dresses and bodysuits. In her first collection, she played with shapes creating exaggerated long sleeve tops and jackets and voluminous hoodies and crew necks.  Many apparel silhouettes play with laces, running up and down the pieces for an added edge. Outerwear styles, like the Velvet Bomber Jacket, serve both the fashion hungry and the function-needy. Each piece embodies a sexiness with a tough-as-nails attitude.

“This collection is not only a representation of who I am and how I dress, but also pushes the boundaries of what I wanted to create with PUMA” said PUMA Brand Ambassador and Women’s Creative Director Rihanna, “I wanted to take PUMA to a new place with something unpredictable and unexpected. It's Japanese street culture with a haunting twist. I played with texture and silhouettes and all of the fabrics are luxurious. I reinterpreted the traditional in my way. I'm looking forward to sharing the collection with the fashion community and fans.”

A PUMA collection is never complete without footwear. As a follow up to her beloved PUMA Creeper launch, the AW16 collection ranges from show-stomping boots to sporty heels to training sneakers. An exaggerated over-the-knee Eskiva boot laced up on some of fashion’s top models turned heads on the runway.

The footwear styles that was shown will be available soon. Rihanna’s first official modern and futuristic training shoe, the FENTY Trainer will hit PUMA SELECT in Cape Town, Bree Street and Johannesburg, Braamfontein, as well as X–Trend on 26 February 2016. Rihanna’s anxiously anticipated Fur Slide will launch in April and the infamous PUMA Creeper returns in May with new colors.

The PUMA by Rihanna Accessories range features an over-the-top Bomber Jacket Bag, the Fur Waistbag fit with two pockets for you and your boo and fashionable durags, caps and headwear, chokers and veiled sweatband all to perfect the look.

The AW16 PUMA by RIHANNA collection, under her FENTY label, includes a mix of fashion and lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories and will be available at retail beginning September 2016.

Tuesday 16 February 2016

adidas Originals by Kanye West - YEEZY SEASON 3 Presentation

For Autumn/Winter 2016, Kanye West returned to present YEEZY SEASON 3 in the most epic way imaginable: an exclusive presentation at New York's Madison Square Garden including the global debut of his highly anticipated new album and a performance by renowned contemporary artist Vanessa Beecroft. Presented during New York Fashion Week on February 11, 2016, the collection featured a sneak preview of footwear innovations to come from West and adidas in the year ahead.

The YEEZY SEASON 3 presentation's main cast unveiled an updated version of the YEEZY BOOST 350 and a brand-new 1050 boot. Both models utilizing the latest in adidas Boost technology, in which blown EVA pellets are compressed to create a durable, shock-resistant, responsive sole. A cast of almost 1000 extras, meanwhile, wore iconic adidas styles such as the Tubular, NMD, Gazelle, Stan Smith, and the Superstar. All models exclusively wore apparel from West's own line YEEZY SEASON 3, and he also included select pieces of his own YEEZY SEASON 3 footwear and accessories.


Monday 15 February 2016

Introducing the Dope Street-Ready PUMA BLAZE

PUMA introduces the Blaze, which draws on years of sporting heritage but with an evolved construction for a sleeker, street-ready lifestyle sneaker.

The sneaker is inspired by the storied Blaze of Glory, which hit the ground running in the ‘90s, fully harnessed with PUMA’s trademark Trinomic technology and material play of plush and plastic. Now re-imagined, the new Blaze is a future icon.

Some elements give a throwback to the original style, from the heel loop to the well-cushioned Trinomic outsole. But it’s the contemporary feel that comes through strong with a cleaner vamp construction, streamlined eye-stays, light upper materials and bold branding.

Styles to look out for this season are the unisex Blaze in white for R1299, as well as the Blaze Filtered Women’s in peacoat and desert-flower for R1199. There are also unisex options available - the Blaze in peacoat and drizzle for R1299, as well as the textured Blaze CRFTD in black-limestone gray and peacoat-oatmeal for R1599.

The PUMA Blaze is currently available at PUMA stores and selected sneaker retailers nationwide.

Friday 12 February 2016

Sneakers Dropping Today: PUMA ‘His & Hers’ Suede & Basket – Perfect for Valentine’s Day

PUMA will be dropping a ‘His & Hers’ Valentine’s Day pack, consisting of the PUMA Suede and Basket, for all the couples to pair up on and match their outfits (how cute?).

Since their birth in the late ‘60s, the Suede and Basket have seen many cultural milestones in sneaker history, not to mention been part of many people’s love stories and happy endings. This year’s Valentine’s Day offering presents the two icons in irresistible iterations sure to melt one’s heart.

The Valentine’s Day ‘His’ Suede features an all-over black perforated upper made from premium nubuck leather. A blush pink formstrip and light midsole completes the look. 

The Valentine’s Day ‘Her’ Basket features soft perforated leather in light grey combined with a matching blush pink formstrip to the men’s. A dark midsole creates a cool contrast to the upper. For a sweet touch, both sneakers include a His + Hers badge on the tongue.

Both shoes will be available from select PUMA stores and lifestyle retailers from 12 February. Unfortunately, the sneakers won’t be available in South Africa, finding it will be worth the effort!!!  

Thursday 11 February 2016

MUST HAVE: PUMA x ALIFE – Another Dope Collection that is Inspired by Soccer and ALIFE’s New York Heritage

PUMA collaborated with ALIFE on another dope collection of apparel and footwear which comes in two parts - the first inspired by soccer and the second by the brand’s New York heritage.

Hustling and designing from their shop on the Lower East Side, the ALIFE crew will tell you how sports have had a long-lasting influence on the way they live and create street wear. The latest PUMA x ALIFE collection is built upon this passion and knowledge.

The first part takes inspiration from soccer, featuring the No.1 PUMA Archive logo and ALIFE’s 158 print - the player’s number representing the address of their shop at 158 Rivington Street. It includes the ALIFE soccer jersey tee (R899) with a double knit, wicking-finish and dry cell technology, providing a sportswear feel.

ALIFE’s passion for their city is embodied in the second part of the collection, inspired by the “Welcome to Fear City” pamphlets of 1975. Items include the Olympic Track Savannah jacket (R2799) and pants (R2199), Olympic Logo tee (R599) and Olympic Running tee (R699), emblazoned with the pamphlet’s text and logo.

Footwear in the PUMA x ALIFE collection sees the bustling atmosphere of New York’s streets come to life in the Blaze of Glory x ALIFE (R1999), with a sprayed speckle Trinomic tooling design executed in neoprene and nubuck leather. The collection also extends to the classic R698 silhouette (R1999) in two different models - one constructed from soft suede, embroidery and nubuck leather, while the second is black on black.

PUMA x ALIFE can be found at PUMA SELECT stores in Bree Street, Cape Town and Braamfontein, Johannesburg, as well as Shelflife, X–Trend and Madaiza from 13 February 2016.