Entries are open for the annual ELLE New Talent Designer Search in collaboration with Mr Price. All you budding young designers better start putting pen to paper before the competition ends on 22 June.
Prizes include R25 000 in cash, a retail mentorship at Mr Price and the opportunity to showcase your range at the ELLE New Talent Show at SA Fashion Week in 2012.
Excited much? Visit www.ellemagazine.co.za for details.
P.S I am delighted to announce that I will be judging the competition this year alongside some of S.A’s most stylish so watch this space for updates
If, like me, you’re tiring of the cold weather in Joburg, then ACNE’s Spring 2011 collection is sure to lift your spirits. The Swedish fashion brand always hits the mark with their sharp basics.
Here are my favourite looks from their latest collection aptly named ‘Show Your Stripes’
Imagine Indian Ocean waves crashing in perfect harmony with the flowing of romantic frocks, just the way we remember Gavin Rajah making them? After two years without a fashion week showcase, Rajah is scheduled for a return to the ramp as some of the most celebrated Durban-born fashion designers return to the coast in what has been billed the city’s biggest creative homecoming.
Starting Thursday, The Durban Fashion Extravaganza will provide a platform for the city’s up-an-comers on day one, showcase invited design houses including Carducci and Liz Ogumbo (the Kenyan model, singer and designer) alongside big names like Craig Native, Kluk CGDT, Dax Martin as well as Craig Jacobs’ Fundudzi.
The event will take place at the Moyo pier on Durban’s Point Waterfront, making it the first ever fashion event to take place over the Indian Ocean.
A trunk sale will take place during the three day event at the Dockyard Hotel to provide retail space to the participating designers.
Tickets are retailing from R 200 at Computicket.
While watching the UEFA Champs League final over the weekend, I decided that Barcelona F.C manager, Pep Guardiola needs to be commended on his discerning taste in clothing. He arrived for the match in a magnificent narrow leg, single button suit worn with a skinny tie – his trademark accessory, and put Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson (who had a dying rose pinned on his jacket lapel) to complete shame. It’s really no wonder that Barcelona took the cup – Pep is living proof that clothes indeed maketh the man.
Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent are embroiled in a court battle over the use of red soles on shoes, something Louboutin is claiming as his trademark. Louboutin filed court papers against YSL in April, saying the house of YSL was selling shoes with red soles that are identical to his own.
YSL has now reportedly hit back with a $ 1 million suit, where they state that Louboutin should know that there is nothing out of the ordinary about red soles being used in footwear as it as a common ornamental design feature.
Mr Louboutin is also suing Sao Paolo based Carmen Steffens for copyright infringement over the same issue.
Howick born Cindy Armstrong was last night announced as the winner of the Mr Price New Designer competition after the retailer’s staging of the 031 collection. Armstrong was picked by a high profile judging panel that included British model Agyness Deyn, SA Fashion Week convener Lucilla Booysen, award winning fashion journalist and blogger Milisuthando Bongela, designer Leigh Schubert and Mr Price trend executive Joanne Coehlo.
Although the Frock Report could not be in Durban to witness Cindy’s talent- along with the other young designers who participated in the competition- we congratulate her and look forward to seeing her grow within this fashion industry.
Lady Gaga did it with her “Bad Romance” video, where she wore Alexander McQueen. Remember the Lobster Claw heels? Yes, and we all know how this girl loves rocking couture in her videos and now Ms Beyonce Knowles follows suit with a number of looks by various houses in her latest video “Rule the World (Girls)”.
Here’s a short breakdown of the wardrobe in her new music video, from The UK Independent:
“Starting off, the singer is seen waving her flag sporting a red-and-gold embroidered Alexander McQueen dress from fall/winter 2010 and thigh-high boots from the same collection. For a dance routine in the sand, she dons a black fringed Norma Kamali outfit, followed by said Givenchy number for an impressive scene depicting the star with two larger-than-life hyenas. During a warrior-inspired shot where Beyoncé looks ready to wage war on the world, she is wearing a black cut-out dress shown at Jean Paul Gaultier‘s spring couture show. A very short Gareth Pugh dress, glittering in golden sequins, and two gowns by Emilio Pucci (one of the singer’s current favorites; she also wore the label to the Met Ball) – one lime green with a plunging neckline, and another in emerald green with an asymmetrical cut – complete the high-fashion showcase.”
South African born, world renowned photographer Koto Bolofo has been given unlimited access to Hermes’ workshops, producing an eleven volume book that explores the craft behind the luxury brand. The book series is titled La Maison and it looks at the various aspects of the iconic brand, from ready-to-wear collections to the iconic Kelly bag, as The Cut Blog reports.
Visit The Cut to view a slideshow of some of the pictures from this legendary South African photographer.
Cape Town based luxury accessories label Missibaba and online fashion e-tailer Spence will be in Joburg’s Market on Main on the 29th of May. Missibaba will be featuring a selection of handmade leather bags, belts and jewellery while Spence will be offering womenswear, accessories and jewellery from designer brands Christopher Strong, Selfi, Take Care, Dear Dorothy, Matblac and more.
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