Frocksters get on line and cast your votes :
“Launched at Sanlam SA Fashion Week, the Sanlam Fashion Stock Exchange merges fashion and business in an online forum where the value of designer stock is driven by public votes. If you missed the launch event, there is still time to register and vote for your favourite designs online at www.sanlamfse.co.za , or visit the SFSE stand at Sanlam SA Fashion Week until Saturday 19th September and cast your votes live to win one of five R2000 daily prizes.
All registered voters stand a chance to win a diamond worth R40 000 from Art Ash – winner to be announced on 1 October. Follow sanlamfse on Twitter (http://twitter.com/sanlamfse) or become a fan of the Sanlam Fashion Stock Exchange on Facebook to receive daily updates and ‘Recessionista Tips’ from Dion Chang and Sanlam.”
Sounds good to me – I am thinking of casting my vote for Black Coffee – loved the show and lusting seriously after several items.
Wow – note to self – remember to enter this competition. The winners Jenny Andrews for her super clever shoot using Hazel Buchan’s paper designs for Wanted and Milisuthando Bongela for breaking the Street Smarties story in Elle, each won R25 000 towards a trip to a major fashion destination.
Sharon Becker was shortlisted for two of her Elle editorials – I just loved Intombi’s Way.
Here are some of the loverly people sipping champagne cocktails at the Monarch hotel this morning
Chris Viljoen and the super studs
Dion and Mili
Sharon and Adam and a very shocked person!
The dawning of each new year brings with it an abundance of futurists, necromancers and fortune tellers reading the entrails and casting the bones so that we less prescient mortals will have an inkling of impending developments.
Web based Trendhunter.com have produced this little vid – their top trend for 2009 ” no 1. CREDIT CRUNCH COUTURE (Economy / Fashion) – From DIY jewelry to home-made shoes, the rediscovery of individual clothing is being fuelled by our troubled economy. Interest in DIY is even sparking top designers like Hermes, with their DIY status bags and Vivienne Westwood who showcased a collection of clothing made from towels, curtains and scrap material ”
Our very own trend analyst Dion Chang ( Flux ) has put out a handy summary of things about to strike the collective conscience. (Read the full transcript after the break) And just because – here’s a little link to the mystic doyen of futurecasting Li Edelkoort’s site.
The Time’s own Moeketsi Moticoe has been working on this brilliant photo essay – Dignified Man: Against Abuse – as part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Abuse campaign. Here is his portrait of the lovely Felipe Mazibuko – have a look at the rest of the slide show after the break Diginified men include : Mac Manaka, Mizi Mtshali, Gareth Cliff, The Parlotones, Dion Chang, Bob Mabena … Read More…
Regular Frocksters may recall that Jacquie Myburgh started this blog with me – she has just sent me this snippet (I think she should definitely do more guest blogging – we miss her around here)
“Went to the David Tlale tea party on Saturday afternoon and absolutely loved Dion Chang in his tailored shorts. Heather Greig suggested he looked so cute she was quite keen to patent the Dion Doll! Dion says none other than stylist Sheldon Kopman is starting a tailoring business and these are one half of a very sharp suit that he has designed and had made for Dion by a Durban tailor. All very chic, I think, and I hope it’s Dion’s new look for summer. He’s got great calves too!”
So there you have it Jacquie’s heads up on the new short suit, and the tailor to get it from.
The inimitable Mr Chang just launched his 2009 Flux Trend Review – it’s a fascinating insight into everything that will be of concern to us in the immediate future – ( blogging I am very pleased to read is very du jour). The book is now widely available at all good bookstores.
I think the accessory of choice at a book launch is the eyeglass – have a look at all the variations on the theme.