House of St Luke - Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Top trends from SA Menswear Week

House of St Luke – Simon Deiner / SDR Photo The South African Menswear Week (SAMW) saw designers showcasing their 2018 autumn/winter lines in the second week of February. Bold and brash catalogues were the order of the day as many of the designers went for powerful and daring aesthetics. Activism and social issues were…


What is Ankara?

Ankara is the general term used for African fabrics but there are many terms used to describe African fabrics such as African wax prints, Dutch wax and Batik. The general theme of all African prints is vibrant 100% cotton fabrics with tribal patterns. Ankara is an incredibly versatile fabric and many fashionable items can be…


Fans flock to watch “Black Panther” dressed in African-inspired fashion

In theatres across the globe fans flocked to see the highly anticipated Marvel superhero film, Black Panther, dressed in African-inspired clothing as homage to Wakanda, the fictional location where the film is set. The film’s costume designer, Ruth Carter, took her inspiration from Sotho, Zulu and Xhosa traditional garb. Xhosa was also used as the…