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Be bold, be sophisticated but most importantly be you this 2021

There is a story and an inspiration behind every collection. And the Scalo collection is no different. Not only is it is inspired by a feeling of happiness taken from pastel colours but it also has a strong message relating to breast cancer awareness. The cuts on the collection a very modern and sophisticated thus … Continue reading Be bold, be sophisticated but most importantly be you this 2021

Behind The Label: Magents

We touched base with design duo, Thei and Didier, from the celebrated streetwear label, Magnets. In this interview, we chatted with the designers about the business of fashion, the future of their brand amidst the pandemic, as well as their advice to upcoming designers. AFI Insider: Has your design and retail processes changed since the … Continue reading Behind The Label: Magents

AFI Fashion Week – Reset! Reimagine! Reinvent!

The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced and halted many sectors, including fashion. In continuing with fashion week this year AFI aims to preserve the financial sustainability and social recognition of all our clients and stakeholders.  Aiming to bring hope, AFI’s hybrid Fashion Week is scheduled for the 13th – 14th of November 2020 and will deliver … Continue reading AFI Fashion Week – Reset! Reimagine! Reinvent!

ECO-FASHION BRANDS TO WATCH

Sustainable fashion, or eco-fashion as it’s referred to in some circles, is an emerging manufacturing process where clothes, shoes, and accessories are produced in an environmentally and socio economically sustainable manner. With more and more local designers banding together to promote the rise of sustainablefashion on the continent, we’ve decided to share our 3 favourite, … Continue reading ECO-FASHION BRANDS TO WATCH

3 DESIGNERS WHO DRAW INSPIRATION FROM THEIR AFRICAN HERITAGE

MAXHOSA Described as the bolder, African version of Missoni, the Maxhosa brand has carved out a unique place in fashion both locally and abroad. It is now well known that Maxhosa’s knitwear inspired garments celebrate the Xhosa rite of passage and have become go-to garments for woke celebrities on the red carpet, includingseveral “Black Panther” … Continue reading 3 DESIGNERS WHO DRAW INSPIRATION FROM THEIR AFRICAN HERITAGE

Image Consultant and Stylist, Siyavuya Dondolo Shares his Tips for Putting Together the Perfect Heritage Day Outfit

We reached out to the talented personal shopper, image consultant and stylist to get his expert advice on how to make a statement this Heritage Month. AFI Insider: What are your top 3 tips for creating an impactful look on Heritage Day?. Siyavuya Dondolo: My tips are as follows… Tip 1: Keep things simple. Your … Continue reading Image Consultant and Stylist, Siyavuya Dondolo Shares his Tips for Putting Together the Perfect Heritage Day Outfit

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