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2018 Bokeh Fashion SA International Fashion Film Festival

Onwards and upwards! The Bokeh South Africa International Fashion Film Festival 2018 is prepped and ready to take you on a magic rollercoaster ride into the world of fashion film and glamour like never before! The prestigious festival, now in its fifth successful year, is charged and ready to get pulses racing with a host of new activities and international sponsors, culminating in the two prestigious Oscar-style red-carpet gala events to be held consecutively in both Johannesburg and Cape Town for the first time next year. “The Festival has grown each year in size and scope and we can confidently say that our local South African production is now the premier global Fashion Film Festival, attracting a host of new best-of-breed partners and entrants from around the world. We are proud to announce that Pernod Ricard has recently aligned with us through Jameson Irish Whisky, as have the iconic Napa Valley winery, Sterling Vineyards, who have been the exclusive wine partner at the Oscars for more than 10 years, as well as US media powerhouse …

My Fave MBFWJ17 Photogs

I enjoy attending fashion weeks, the dressing up in you most fashionable digs to meet and mingle with other fashion loving folk, but most importantly to watch the highly anticipated runway shows showcasing the latest offering from local fashion creators. I didn’t make it up to Johannesburg this time around, if I’m honest, the season switch had me a bit dizzy and I didn’t plan properly and was still caught up in a whirlwind of content creating and platform building (more on that soon enough), when I was suddenly inundated with fashion week emails. I felt a bit of FOMO when the timelines on all my social platforms were flooded with fashion folk looking their best at the Mall of Africa, I must say I enjoyed watching the numerous live streams and thought I’d share some street style shots by my favourite photographers that kept me glued to my phone. Jeffrey Rikhotso better known as @jefflovesphotography on instagram, I love the mood of his images, they have a cool and casual, ‘caught-in-the-moment’ feel about them. …

THE FEZ | Trevor Stuurman X Simon & Mary

Trevor Stuurman collaborates with Simon & Mary for a bold & dynamic hat collection,which was released earlier this week. Creative South African photographer and stylist, Trevor Stuurman who is known for his famous use of African prints in creating fashion statements has hit another milestone as he teamed up with a Johannesburg-based hat factory, Simon & Mary for a hat collection. Trevor shared through instagram how the magic behind the collection, which he says “was inspired by Ndebele beadwork. The shape of the Ndebele bracelets worn by the Amasokana reminded me so much of the fez silhouette and this also inspired our six colour ways. It felt like a natural fit and new translation of this beautiful culture.” The unisex FEZ hat collection is bold and dynamic, crafted from wool felt is available at The Space stores – https://www.thespace.co.za/

100% Design

From being a fledging show in 2014, 100% Design South Africa has matured into Africa’s premier exhibition and sourcing platform for high-end contemporary design. 100% Design South Africa is set to shake up Gallagher Convention Centre in Gauteng when it happens alongside Decorex Joburg from 9-13 August 2017. With big hitters such as Gregor Jenkin, Dokter and Misses, David Krynauw, James Mudge and Source IBA on the bill, alongside major design brands such as Crema Design, MONN and ErgoForm, 100% Design South Africa will be a show without equal in 2017. It’s my first time attending and I am looking forward to a variety of displays  across the many mediums and styles  in interiors, textiles, architecture, furniture and product design. On the whole, talents across the spectrum of local and international design are all given time in the limelight, with exceptional quality, innovation and ingenuity as the recognised hallmarks of the event. “This will be so much more than just another interior design show,” says international design authority and Programme Director of 100% Design South Africa, …

Thebe Magugu | #geology

I first saw Thebe Magugu’s work on the runway of AFI’s Fastrack show about two years ago, his work stood out for me then (read here) and I must say his debut collection didn’t disappoint. Thebe showed at the most recent SS17 SAFW in Joburg with a collection he described as being “inspired by the idea of escaping into the wild. I was just fed up with all the pressures of day to day urban life and imagined a woman having to take to the great outdoors and surviving.” The lookbook for the collection came out this week, titled Geology, with a notable feature on the Vogue Italia website. I love how everything was brought together in these images, the colours, styling and different shades of afro’s worn by the models. What really got me was the memories it brought about, from way back when I was that carefree young woman enjoying the games shown in the various images. How fun and simple life was then. Waking up to spend hours in the sun playing games like …