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|

2nd Semester starts at Elizabeth Galloway

2nd Semester starts at Elizabeth Galloway Welcome back, everyone! It’s the middle of July, and mid-winter, but here at the Academy our hearts are beating warmly. 18 July is international Nelson Mandela Day, and we will be doing our bit by giving 67 minutes (or more) of our time in aid of those less [...]

July 14th, 2017|Fashion Blog|