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Graduate Exhibition 2017 – One to remember

Graduate Exhibition 2017 - One to remember On Friday evening 24 November, this year’s crop of graduates held a reception to show their work to their family and friends. A number of members of the industry were also in attendance. The displays were creatively set up over various rooms in the Academy, and included [...]

December 14th, 2017|Fashion Blog|

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 is situated in the old grain silos, which were converted for the purpose at the cost of more than R500 [...]

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 they viewed the “Material women? The shweshwe story” exhibition. The goal was to familiarize them with the history of shweshwe [...]

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”. This is known as Cultural Appropriation, and is fairly prevalent. Cultural appropration is defined as Taking intellectual property, traditional knowledge, [...]

September 22nd, 2017|Fashion Blog|

Jan Malan Umzingeli produces stunning EG Graduate show

Jan Malan Umzingeli produces stunning EG Graduate show On Saturday 26 August, Protea Hotel Stellenbosch was once again the venue for the annual Elizabeth Galloway Graduate fashion show. Jan Malan is an internationally-acclaimed producer whose originality and expertise is legendary in the fashion business. While he took care of the creative side, executive producer [...]

September 5th, 2017|Events, 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. There are, however, cultures that use this method down to the present day. Many women on the Indian subcontinent (India, [...]

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 most popular thinking is that we all come from the temperate regions of Africa, those moving north developing paler skins [...]

July 21st, 2017|Fashion Blog|