Istanbul Modest Fashion Week focuses on Islamic Dress

Istanbul Modest Fashion Week focuses on Islamic Dress Modest fashion represents a growing market with worldwide spending on Muslim clothing projected to grow to $327bn by 2020, and Turkey, with its Islamic traditions and booming textile industry, is uniquely placed to benefit both creatively and commercially. By establishing this Fashion Week, the country seeks [...]

The Most Expensive…

The most expensive … Last week comparative website listed the most expensive items in a number of categories on their blog. This made me wonder about some more items we use every day, and regard as fairly expensive. How costly are they really, compared to the standards of the super-rich? Here is a [...]

May 28th, 2016|Fashion Blog|

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, [...]

Fashion Event 2015

  TICKETS NOW ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC! On Saturday 5th of September we will have two matinée shows - one at 2pm and one at 4pm and two evening shows - one at 6pm and one at 8pm. Every designer (student) will showcase in one matinée show and one evening show. The 2pm show will [...]

August 18th, 2015|Events|

Let racing go to your head!

“Come on Dover! Move yer bloomin' *rse!” Eliza Doolittle cheering on her favourite. Everybody knows that scene in My Fair Lady where Eliza Doolittle, played by Audrey Hepburn, loses her newly-acquired polish and scandalizes high society in the excitement of watching a horse race. The event was The Royal Meeting at Ascot, a [...]

June 19th, 2015|Fashion Blog|

What can I wear?

  Clothing from unconventional materials Every now and again one comes across interesting competitions aimed at promoting innovation in fashion, be it recycling, up cycling, sustainability, or the use of novel construction methods or materials. Increasingly, established designers are also exploring the use of alternatives to fabric, or combining surprising elements with fabric in order [...]

May 7th, 2015|Fashion Blog|