Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Kitsi Sebati

edia Release : Designer Craig Jacobs Takes Off To Honour 20 Years Of Democracy

FASHION HISTORY 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.

Airport 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 LancĂ´me 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.

Images Credit:  Simon Deiner/SDR Photo

From The Desk of:  Nicole Ogle | ON-Point PR | | 011 482 6155

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

YOU ARE INVITED: Wine & Design by Platfrorm 45 Presents Jerri Mokgofe

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.

@WineDesignJHB Presents Form45 launch
23 April 2014. Alexander Theatre,  Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Come with an open mind and lots of questions for me; we will treat this like a fabulous conversation over ‘tea’!

Media Release: Adidas Originals Brazilian Collaboration for SS14

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.

The collaborative collection between adidas Originals and The Farm Company is available in adidas Originals V&A Waterfront and Canal Walk, Cape Town as well as adidas Originals Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, Pretoria.

From The Desk of:  Nash Mariah | Ogilvy Public Relations, Cape Town | +27 21 467 1335