was made this past Saturday when Fundudzi by Craig Jacobs became the first
label to showcase a collection at Africa’s busiest airport.The city of
Ekurhuleni and Airports Company South Africa hosted Freedom20, the Spring
Summer 2014/15 collection from Africa’s leading ethical label at O.R. Tambo
International Airport’s International Viewing Deck.
Set against the
backdrop of the recently unveiled Oliver Reginald Tambo Memorial Exhibition,
the range was punctuated by traditional shweshwe cloth and digital prints
inspired by the South African flag in keeping with the theme of honouring the
20th anniversary of democracy in South Africa.“Being able to
honour - through my designs - the progress my country has made in only two
decades has been a truly humbling experience,” Jacobs said after the show.
spokesperson Unathi Batyashe-Fillis added: “O.R. Tambo International Airport is
immensely proud to be associated with an event of this calibre. Our Oliver
Reginald Tambo Memorial Exhibition served as the perfect venue as it honours
Oliver Tambo, one of the stalwarts whose sacrifices led to South Africa being
able to celebrate these 20 years of freedom.”
Freedom20 saw French luxury cosmetic house Lancôme provide the distinctive makeup
looks for the collection, with the iconic New York nail salon brand essie
adding its evocative, whimsical range of colours to the models’ nails.Shoes were provided by Galago, the
handcrafted mix and match designer sandals fashioned and inspired by Africa.
I have been a big fan of the WINE & DESIGN fabulous initiative
ever since the first design talk I attended - NO it had nothing to do with that great pizza with that tasty secret base sauce nor the impeccable choice of wines and bubbles that were on offer - but had everything to do with the vibe and sharing of ideas and story telling. This time around for their Form45 launch,
they have invited me to be a guest speak and share my story as Fashion Curator:
Blogger, Stylist, PR Consultant and online content creator.
This is a platform open for all and everyone is welcome to
attend. It really is a great space for everyone within the design circles or people
who would like to know more about all different mediums of design and people
who operate within them.
In an exclusive collaboration between two of the
world’s most evocative brands, adidas Originals’ meets Brazil’s The Farm
Company. Taking iconic styles from adidas Originals’ rich heritage and
reworking them through a series of The Farm Company’s signature prints, a
partnership has developed that promises to blur the lines between sport and
street style in an explosion of colour. The result is an exclusive collection
of feminine pieces that epitomise the Originals lifestyle with four artistic
prints developed by The Farm Company.
Translating the global energy and anticipation as
the world turns towards Brazil this year, The Farm Company have developed a
range of four kaleidoscopic graphics which highlight the capital of Rio through
playful imaginings of indigenous Toucans and tropical flowers. The bold
patterns burst out of canvas, jersey, cottons and more, adding carnival fever
to unmistakable urban classic silhouettes.