Thursday 31 March 2016

First Look: Adidas NMD_R1 Details Pack for Women

adidas Originals’ sneaker of the moment is the NMD. They have released two women exclusives in tonal black and burgundy colourways.

The NMD Runner pack is constructed with a combination of premium suede and peached jersey textile. Additional details include a vegetable-tanned leather heel patch and copper midsole plug to add a subtle pop to the design. The sneaker is cushioned by the Boost sole unit.

The NMD_R1 Details Pack is available from adidas Originals stores and selected retailers nationwide for a recommended retail price of R1999.00.

Friday 18 March 2016

Introducing Free Fall’In –Zando’s Exclusive Brand Offering To Get You Autumn/Winter Ready

This season invites you to celebrate your fashion individuality! Autumn Winter 16’s (AW16) sheer fashion variation has a little something for everyone, leaving nothing to be desired.

Taking inspiration from global street style and the compelling runways of Paris, London and New York, the Zando’s AW16 collection explores a fierce yet classic approach to seasonal transition. With a strong emphasis on spiced hues and faux fur with a seasonal velvet touch – textures run dense and layered. According to Amanda Lepar (Senior Buyer, Zando Women’s Apparel) “There is strong international influence for AW16 with a number of trends which one can easily relate to. From graphic black and white, sizzling punk, folksy tribe, military and an eighties comeback, Free Fall’in on holds the key to style variety and perfect personality match.”

With a strong emphasis on brand offering expansion, AW16 was built to not only highlight a stark colourway, but looked to incorporate a rich mosaic of florals and geometric pattern in order to amplify styling capability.

Zando’s AW16 Collection falls into the following 3 prominent categories for both ladies and gents according to Zeane Singer (Zando’s Fashion Editor):

Trends for the ladies:

Borrowed from the Boys
This look is strongly inspired by international street culture. We like to think of it as hipster meets fashionista with a tomboy finish. Create the look with ripped boyfriend jeans, cleated side buckle boots, a soft white blouse topped with a smokey eye and soft nude lip.

Dark Romance
This luxurious look speaks for itself, a chic silhouette with a sultry twist. Ideal for career chasers with a full social calendar. Think lace detailed dress finished with a black leather jacket, velvet tie up heels and a burgundy wrap blouse. Add a vibrant masala lip for that added pop. 

Folksy has a fierce 1970’s influence with a slightly softer tone for that ultimate transitional changeover. This girl has a youthful spirit and playful bohemian charm. Pair your curvy fit basic skinny with a suede waterfall jacket and fringe bag. Warning! Don’t leave the house without your neckerchief or round sunnies.

Trends for the gents:

A suave affair. This gentleman pairs perfectly fitted chinos with a buttonup and pocket square.

The definitive gym look with a futuristic flare, embrace it! The trend has evolved past its original leggings-andtee combo to its current stage: stylish sweatpants, on point sneaks and a high performance fit not meant only for the gym.

From Brooklyn to Shoreditch, modern street culture reflects a nomadic representation of the classic blazer, ripped jeans and warm brogues – top it off with a trilby hat for that final grunge push.

To shop the AW16 collection, visit: 

Thursday 17 March 2016

First Look: Binx Walton for Superga – Autumn/Winter 2016

Superga are pleased to announce Binx as the new face of their Autumn/Winter 2016 (AW 16) campaign. Binx has taken on the role from previous brand ambassadors Alexa Chung, Rita Ora and most recently Suki Waterhouse.

Binx has teamed up with Superga for an exclusive shoot featuring the brand’s new collection; bringing a touch of her cool, raw style to the Italian brand’s coveted shoes.  Nashville native Binx is riding high in the fashion charts with an army of social media fans following her every move. Binx is a model not only with one of the most impressive lists of previous high profile campaigns, covers and editorials, but also a unique and aspirational style. A real voice of a generation with a creative vision, not only did she feature in the shoot, but she was also fully involved in the creative direction.

Superga pride themselves on supporting and nurturing the rising talent within the industry.  Binx is a step in a different direction than Superga’s previous faces, chosen for her talent as the world’s next Supermodel and creative force within the fashion industry, which caught the brand’s eye. 

“When you look at all that she’s achieved in such a short time, it just made so much sense to go with her than anyone else.”  Superga

“Getting a chance to collaborate and design my own line for Superga is and continues to be such an honor, their design team has really taken me in and let me take a huge part of this process. I have always wanted to explore other aspects of the industry and I'm so lucky to have such an amazing brand supporting me on not just the model side, but also the creative, directing, and designing.  Which is such a dream come true for me! “BINX

Binx has designed a collection of 2 styles for SUPERGA AW 16.

The Superga X Binx collection will be available at Superga Stores from Mid-March 2016. 

Wednesday 16 March 2016

First Look: G-STAR Footwear

Tanker Boot

G-Star Footwear keeps it fresh and bright with a collection of monochromatically coloured styles and introduces a new Scuba sneaker for men and a range of denim heels and wedges for women.

Boots, sneakers, sandals and derbies have all received the single-colour treatment. The thought behind the collection was to highlight the shoes in their purest form, painting every detail in one colour, from eyelets to laces to sole to place full focus on silhouette. Note the white-out styles, a staple for every wardrobe this season.

Stanton Low

Stanton High


The Scuba sneaker is a new men’s style that takes inspiration from diving boots, merging rubber with neoprene for a high-tech meets street look. Also available in the monochromatic colourways, the colour strategy draws attention with minimalism.
Scuba Capter

Ever dedicated to challenging the conventions of denim, G-Star has taken the fabric to footwear. The range of women’s heels and wedges are made in Italy with handmade outsoles, and feature Herringbone denim and chambrays from the clothing collections.

Revend Heel Sandal

Yield Wedge
Wolker Lo
Maxter Capter

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Introducing the PUMA x McQ Bace Mid

PUMA released a new collaborative collection with British contemporary label McQ, inspired by extreme sports and protective structures - fusing them with technical executions from PUMA’s ‘90s running archive.

The result is a contrast of textures and finishes - cork surfaces with shine and metallic, alongside the softness of premium leather and nubuck. Colours are playful and primary with iridescent accents, for a retro-futuristic feel.

This first drop for the season is the PUMA x McQ Bace Mid (R2 599). Its neoprene sock involves your foot and the elastics helps to keep it in the right position, providing extra flexibility and support. The tongue can be removed and the style becomes lighter, while multiple textures and material finishing are mixed to create a premium hand feeling.

The PUMA X McQ collection is available from 6 February at PUMA SELECT Cape Town, Bree Street and Johannesburg, Braamfontein, as well as selected retailers nationwide including X–Trend, Madaiza, Shelflife, Queens, Lyme, Al Capone and Hollywood 2000.

Monday 14 March 2016

First Look: Alpha Industries Autumn/Winter 2016 Collection

In October, 1959, more than 50 years ago, Alpha Industries began its operations making military clothing in the basement of a rented Knoxville, Tennessee factory using leased sewing machines and only a few employees. In recent years, Alpha Industries has taken it’s more than 50 years heritage and has grown into an internationally recognised global brand for military inspired casualwear.

The Alpha Industries Autumn/Winter 16 range is based on two collections which encompass a blend of apparel offered by the South African licensees and the iconic Alpha Industries jackets from their US counterparts. The collection is comprised of 15 styles in the premier jacket offering and 19 in contemporary fashion pieces. The collection includes a ready to wear offering of t-shirts, hoodies, sweats, jeans and headwear.

Pretty much anything Kanye West is wearing is guaranteed to sell out. Accordingly Alpha Industries has credited the fashion icon for a significant increase in sales of their heralded MA1 bomber jacket. Executive officer Mike Cirker revealed to WWD that three years Kanye’s team commissioned the brand to create his Yeezus tour jackets. The catapult was launched and the brand today has been spun into a whirlwind of cult celebrity following, seen on the likes of Gigi Hadid, Rita Ora, Beyonce and locally AKA, Anatii & Riki Rick.

Today, Alpha Industries is also known for its high-quality, military-inspired outerwear. The military silhouettes are core to its heritage, as well as modern innovations in style and function. During Vietnam, the MA1 jacket was issued to Airforce soldiers. Now, anyone can wear this tough infantry classic too - whether for fashion, function or to preserve memories of military service.

The Alpha Industries Autumn Winter collection will be available from premier retailers nationwide from March 2016. For stockist information visit

Friday 11 March 2016

PUMA x STAMPD Is Just The Essentials You Need For Your Gym Kit

PUMA collaborated up with west coast ‘Avant street’ influencer, STAMPD LA, to launch their second collaboration, PUMA x STAMPD.

The PUMA x STAMPD collection demonstrates the partnership of two brands. STAMPD, known for its luxury and contemporary street wear and PUMA, know for its iconic sportswear.

PUMA’s much-loved Blaze of Glory (R2 299) silhouette has been given an all over white and black treatment for an easy to wear, standout piece. Bringing together modern running with an old school running style, the Trinomic Sock sneaker (R1 699), an exclusive to STAMPD, is an interpretation of PUMA’s Trinomic DISC Blaze. The DISC closure on the sneaker has been removed and replaced with the additions of Nubuck leather and 3M branding. It’s been given another enhanced re-design with the elastic bandage model. Representing STAMPD’s timeless high-quality designs merged with PUMA’s iconic silhouettes, the style has been executed with the seasonal graphic story of dark waves inspired by Californian culture.

PUMA x STAMPD can be found at PUMA SELECT stores in Bree Street, Cape Town and Braamfontein, Johannesburg, as well as X–Trend, Madaiza, Shelflife and selected retailers.

Thursday 10 March 2016

Introducing the adidas Originals NMD City Sock

adidas Originals debuts a brand new mid-cut iteration of the NMD model; the NMD City Sock.  The NMD_CS1 is inspired in equal parts by the contemporary functional designs and high-fashion sensibilities, and uses a sock-fit Primeknit textile upper in a clean stripped motif atop a full-length BOOST midsole with referential EVA inserts. It’s a bold variation on the NMD philosophy that elevates the shoe’s stylistic elements through uncompromised technical drive. 

The NMD_CS1 will be available from 17 March at adidas own retail, Ecom, AREA3 and Shelflife for a retail price is R2499.00.

Wednesday 9 March 2016

A Closer Look at Spree Men’s and Women's Autumn/Winter 2016 Collection

Spree presented their Autumn/Winter 2016 (AW16) collection on Wednesday, 2 March 2016. Today we take a closer look at both the men’s and women’s collection which is now available online.

For the Ladies:

The women’s collection has everything you would expect to see in an Autumn/Winter offering – cosy knitwear, blanket wraps, ankle boots, and those ultra-fluffy, faux fur jackets. Leading with ‘boho’ styles, Seventies trends and contemporary shapes, the Spree AW16 collection is full to the brim with amazing coats and glamorous maxi dresses.  Familiar shapes get a retro twist in shades of mustard, deep jewel greens and moody maroons, while details come from fringing on skirts and boots and lacing on necklines.

For the Gents:

The men’s collection all about ‘athleisure’ - infusing your active-wear with just the right amount of sharp tailoring and modern cool. Spree has all the essential items for the AW16 season including soft bomber jackets, joggers, chinos and slick sweaters to name a few.