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Zeitz-MOCAA: The Window to Contemporary African Art

Zeitz-MOCAA: The Window to Contemporary African Art On Wednesday a number of third year students had the opportunity to visit the Zeitz-Museum of Contemporary African Art in the V&A Waterfront. The museum [...]

October 17th, 2017|Fashion Blog|

A Rainbow of Colour – 1st year shift dresses from Shweshwe

A Rainbow of colour – 1st year shift dresses from Shweshwe A couple of months ago, Hayley Hayes-Roberts hosted the Elizabeth Galloway first year students at the Slave Lodge Iziko Museum where [...]

October 9th, 2017|Fashion Blog|

Cross-cultural influences: Appreciation vs. Appropriation

Cross-cultural influences: Appreciation vs. Appropriation Sotho women displaying their beautiful traditional blankets A specific kind of copying is when the intellectual property of a group of people or a culture is “stolen”. [...]

September 22nd, 2017|Fashion Blog|

Traditional No-Sew Dressing

Traditional No-Sew Dressing In the last blog we looked at the clothing of ancient cultures, namely the Egyptians, Greek and Romans, and how they used uncut cloth to drape garments that required no sewing. [...]

August 18th, 2017|Fashion Blog|

Wrap/drape Dressing: The Ancient Option for Those Who Hate Sewing

Wrap/drape Dressing: The Ancient Option for Those Who Hate Sewing Trying to keep up with scientific discoveries and the resulting theories about the origins of humankind, seems like a fulltime occupation, nowadays. Currently the [...]

July 21st, 2017|Fashion Blog|