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Rich Mnisi

The Rise of Rich Mnisi

Since its inception in 2014, multi award-winning designer Rich Mnisi’s eponymous brand continues to be one of the most influential luxury fashion labels to come out of Africa. Whether it’s defining popular culture or...
Stadia School Of Fashion

The secret to success: learning to adapt in the fashion industry

Once upon a time playwright, poet and performer Jessica Hagedorn said coolly, concisely and very precisely, “Adaptability is the simple secret to survival”. After the year we’ve all just had and are, in fact,...
Warrick Gautier

The essence of elegance from acclaimed designer Warrick Gautier.

Photographer Migal Van As and stylist Carissa Bosman featured Warrick Gautier’s designs from his winter collection 2020/1 entitled “African Luxury Collection”, in a nighttime shoot created to let them shine. Read ASA's recent feature story...
Warrick Gautier

Warrick Gautier: a fashion renaissance man

Warrick Gautier is a designer extraordinaire. With his impeccable designs that feature magnificently tailored tuxedo jackets and crisp shirts, Warrick dresses elegant women like celebrities Bonang Matheba and Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi to...
5 Autumn Closet Must Haves

5 ladies’ must-have items for your autumn closet

Fashion trends seem a bit wishy-washy of late. Dressing up, whether for the office, brunch with the girls or date night, feels more like a chore, than something to look forward to. This makes...
Artho Eksteen New Talent Winner SAFW 2021

Deconstructed fashion featuring the amazing Artho Eksteen

Photographer Migal Van As and stylist Carissa Bosman deconstructed Artho Eksteen’s prize-winning designs from his South African Fashion Week collection (titled Exquisite Corpse), to express each item’s innate beauty. Read our interview with SAFW New...
SAFW New Talent Competition 2021 Finalists Artho Eksteen

A star is born

ASA: What is the Artho Eksteen design philosophy? AE: Ethical fabric sourcing and production methods are quintessential to the Artho Eksteen brand; educating and enthusing environment-conscious consumers. Garments are designed with intended timelessness and wardrobe...
SAFW New Talent Competition 2021 Finalists

SPOTLIGHT ON! SA Fashion Week 21: The new movers and shakers

Despite the restrictions and limitations that 2020 presented, there’s no stopping this group of SAFW New Talent Search Competition 2021 finalists. Their collections show a welcome and increasing move towards a slow fashion ethos...
Wandi Mzibande

Gone too soon – a tribute to icon Wandi Nzimande of Loxion Kulca

The year is 1999 and South Africa is finding its feet as a newly democratic country. People of colour were, up until a couple of years prior, marginalised and taught to be silently subservient....
David Tlale

SAFW – where are they now?

Jacques van der Watt of Black Coffee Black Coffee is distinctly identifiable by its structural flair and inspired fabrication. With a sensibility that is both subtle and daring, Jacques van der Watt creates wearable concepts...

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