Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Vukani Fashion Awards 2014

The annual Vukani Fashion Awards to place at the Shine Studio in Braamfontian. This year 20 aspiring designers had to opportunity to showcase they talent. The event took 3 days in which designers had the opportunity to market themselves and make new friend or make connects. This year the Vukani Fashion Awards were celebrating 20 years in the game and the theme was fit for the year which was "WE HAVE A STORY TO TELL". This was a challenge to 150 designers but only 20 rose to the occasion

These designers most certainly had a fabulous time, from day when they did they fitting , day two at the gala where they looked all glamours and had the chance to see the design from celebrity and international designers. The night was full of laughter and was super relaxing as that! was what the aspiring designers needed before they big night.
international designer Jimmy

Celebrity designer Siviwe Ntsikelelo

Day three and the most important day of them all. The day of the fashion show three to describe it Drama, Drama, Drama and tears were the new make up "LOL "

These are just some of the fabulous designs for the young designers 

Letabo Mabunda                                       Timara Mphanda
Nyameka .P. Ntonga                                  Azarira Khoza
Ntombizodwa .P. Ndaba                           Lesego .I. Mabe
 Bohlale .S. Makashane                             Isaac lekwete
Tshukudu Pasha                                         Matokelo E. Mogabalane
Masejeng M. Pasha                                   Vicky .S. polori
Mmaphefo Dibetso                                   Tebogo Manya
Luxolo . Jita                                                 Mosebo Motsepe
Brigette .L. Mashile                                   Joy .S. Twala
Molebogeng M Sithole

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  • High Fashion/Traditional Garment Award  - Tshukudu Phasha
  • Most Innovative Costume Award - Joy Tswala
  • Best Ready-to-Wear Collection and the Overall Winner of the 20th Vukani! Fashion Awards for Young Designers - Masebe Motsepe

The gorgeous models and the Miss Earth team

Fashion keeps growing

Saturday, 4 October 2014

UpClose with Leroy Marc

Who is Leroy?

He's a lawyer turned creative- he's a model, stylist and radio head. A fashioned fiend and happy kid.

When going to an event and you need an outfit what goes through  your mind?

What is the mood of the event? An outfit is like a theatre production. Pick your lead, whether it be a tie or socks, and assemble the rest of the "cast" to support your lead. And believe in your look, all the way.
If you don't believe in your look how can I?

Which century do you think effects the most and why?

1920s, the same decade when Chanel changed the face of fashion by reinventing the pant suit for women, "refined" and "restricted" became the new freedom, the same principles have persisted and that's what guides my style decisions. True style endures beyond the trends, and your brand can do the same by wearing the timeless, not the timely.

 Who is your male style icon and what makes you like them?

Tom Ford for redefining fashion for men, for bringing Gucci and YSL from the brink of fashion obscurity and making fashion accessible for Everyman and the everyman:

When look at a men who is dressed well what do you look for?

Fit... If it fits well it doesn't matter whether it's kris van Assche or Balmain or something off the rack, if it fits well it will look good.

What is the one fashion piece in your wardrobe that you would die to lose?

My confidence, but materially my blazers, my blazers are to me what LBDs are to women.

What is the one piece everyone needs on the red carpet?

Performance, it's show time and you must play the camera and red carpet cues and all. Materially? Cologne, smell as good as you can, it inspires confidence and confidence inspires comfort in your skin and nothing photographs as well as confidence.

A man of many talents and tons of passion 

Leroy Marc is one of South Africa's most stylish personality.
Aman who knows what he wants, and understands fashion and stlye