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Natural fabrics: Hemp leads the pack

Natural fabrics: Hemp leads the pack It is heart breaking that the super-crop hemp isn’t being grown on a large scale in South Africa yet. Perhaps the fashion business can lead the way in conquering official ignorance regarding the difference between hemp and dagga. Many people do not like to wear [...]

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Alumni Update – SA Fashion Week 2016

Alumni Update - SA Fashion Week 2016 Elizabeth Galloway Alumni  Anmari Honiball and Tarien Malherbe  were both showing at the 2016 edition of SA Fashion Week that ran from the 5th to the 9th of April at Hyde Park Corner in Johannesburg. Anmari Honiball graduated with a three-year Diploma in Fashion Design in [...]

Advanced Diploma Student debuts at SA Fashion Week

Marli Fourie (right) with Tarien and Louis Erasmus and members of the Non-European family Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion Design student Marli Fourie has just had the opportunity of a lifetime, co-designing a range that was shown at SA Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2016 during October of this year. Brought up in the Little [...]

Fashioning Africa

For the August edition of ELLE South Africa, editor Emilie Gambade aimed “to create a special issue that celebrates not only South African talent, but also the creativity and energy of our continent.” When people outside Africa think of the continent in terms of fashion, the image they have is of animal print and beads, [...]

EGAFD training commended by Casper Designer Wear

Bloemfontein designer Casper Bosman-Crous is a busy man. Not only does he dress celebrities like Lorna Maseko, Christina Storm and two reigning Miss South Africas, Melinda Bam and Rolene Strauss, but he will also design the pageant dresses of the 12 finalists in the 2015 Miss South Africa contest. After completing his studies in Pretoria, [...]

You too can make it in fashion: Advice from EGAFD alumna Anmari Honiball

EGAFD alumna Anmari Honiball was approached about the secret of succeeding in a cut-throat world where so many aspiring young fashion designers seem to drop out, some even having won prestigious competitions. Graduating in 2010, Anmari’s self-expression range was judged best on show. She then undertook an internship with Marianne Fassler. In 2012 she was [...]

Laduma Ngxokolo is going places

A young man from the Eastern Cape is fast making name for himself as an innovative knitwear designer. So much so, that he received a standing ovation at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Johannesburg recently. Not bad for a first appearance! Laduma Ngxokolo is from Port Elizabeth, and studied textile design and technology at [...]