Fashion can be expensive and starting a fashion business does more than dent your finances. Have a look at what it takes to run Naturelle Design.
I was reading the BoF-McKinsey 2018 fashion projection report and it claims that clothing and footwear sales will increase in continents like Latin America, Africa and Asia - while it decreases in the USA and Europe. I couldn’t help but wonder how this will affect Africa and South Africa specifically. South Africa has faced two... Continue Reading →
In the past few years various African print patterns have become a global trend. I usually prefer a minimalist style of dress but the various African prints definitely have my heart. Whether it's shweshwe, ankara, chitenge - you name it - it's either in my wardrobe or in my wishlist. Below is a list of... Continue Reading →
A head wrap or a doek, might seem like a simple accessory but it has significant meaning in many cultures. A headwrap can sometimes be an accessory to express modesty, a replacement of a hat, and other times, it can be an expression of melanin slayage. For me personally, it is a combination of all... Continue Reading →
While the fashion industry is one of the instigators of body image issues in women, the same tool can be used for revolt. “Nothing strips you down like being semi-naked,” said Kamogelo Magabane, the founder of Celebration of Life and all things good. For the past three years, on every month of August, Kamo organised... Continue Reading →
A few years ago, when it became apparent to my friends and I that a Google search of "unprofessional hair" gives results of predominantly black women, I recall entering "African fashion" in the Google search to see what would come up. I wasn't too surprised to find an overwhelming amount of images that could easily... Continue Reading →
Johannesburg is a city of gold in many respects, from its early beginnings of being a mining town to now being South Africa's economic hub. Having not lived in Johannesburg for long, the fashion areas people seem to hold in high esteem in the city are usually Hyde Park in Sandton, Parkhurst with its long... Continue Reading →
Yet another South African Fashion Week (SAFW) has come and gone. With the popularity of African prints in recent years, we have seen more creative use of African-inspired garments of the SAFW runways. More than that, the SAFW designers have certainly increased the quality of their designs since its inception in 2001. Here's a list... Continue Reading →