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Redefining ‘appropriation’: an isiXhosa fashion collection


Natalie Giquel This year’s spring/summer collection in the Johannesburg Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week saw a transformation of the meaning of ‘appropriation’, with Laduma Ngxokolo presenting a vibrant collection called ‘MaXhosa’. After completing his Master’s Degree at the Central Saint Martins School of art and design in London earlier on this year, …

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For the LOVE -of bringing Fashion- BACK


Chanel Retief  Passion, dedication and innovation are just some of the few words that one should use when describing one of Grahamstown’s newest yet prosperous businesses, LoveBack. We sat down with creator of the fashionable brand, Sinaye Jonas, to find out more about LoveBack and where all of this originality came …

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FEEL GOOD WOMAN: The Power of Lingerie


Grethe Swart Being a woman in a man’s world is like being chased by a thousand contestants in a Hunger Games saga. You have to be good enough, fit enough, smart enough and heartless. There is no tolerance for weakness, no time for tears and no room for fear. You …

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Skin Food-COVERDERM: Solution to all


Chanel Retief and Grethe Swart  Maxydrat Range- Tested by Chanel Retief Tired of dry and sensitive skin? Believe me, so am I. Until I tried COVERDERM’s Maxydrat range. Apart from its innovative product design, Maxydrat’s unique 3-dimensional functionality will ensure that your skin stays hydrated, instantly increasing the moisture levels to fight …

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