SA Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 opening night

It wouldn’t have been SA Fashion Week (April 11-15) without a nipple or two peeking through sheer fabric, girls on stilts, boys channeling Filipino superstar fashion blogger Bryan Boy with a clutch bag in one outstretched arm and lots of jostling for tickets and attention…

Black Coffee's Congolese Kuba-cloth-inspired collection

Black Coffee’s Congolese Kuba-cloth-inspired collection

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Xenophobia is so last season

#20. Love Jozi. For all the reasons why people flock here from as far as Kigali or Zagreb, Brussels, Sao Paulo or Asmara. There’s a sense of possibility in a city as unfinished and as brash this one.  Right now I am in love with Bradley Kirshenbaum’s  Love Jozi T-shirt brand which puts Joburg’s heart on your sleeve, and his refreshing take on “Xenocentrism” which plays on the idea of the “foreigner” as belonging to the centre rather than the periphery. Continue reading