PIETERMARITZBURG events co-ordinator, Nafeesa Joosab, and Durban designer, Haroun Hansrot, are planning to wow the province’s fashionistas with their first-ever Haute Fashion Extravaganza, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.
Running from July 28 to July 30 at The Square Boutique Hotel in Umhlanga, the event aims to showcase the work of 25 Indian designers on the catwalk and in a series of pop-up shops. Continue reading
Graphic design students will exhibit their work-in-progress portfolios, which embrace a wide range of digital mediums for design of print or online publications, websites, online apps, animation, advertising, stationery, or other forms of visual communication at the DUT DigiFest which takes place on September 9 and 10 at DUT’s City Campus. Pictured here going digital is graphic design student Xabisa Xolo.
DURBAN University of Technology’s will be hosting its third annual DigiFest on September 9 and 10 at the university’s city campus in Durban.
The two-day event will include a series of live art activations, exhibitions, panel discussions, workshops, music, theatre, poetry, comedy and dance. Continue reading
IF you love classic cars, then you had better make your way to the Royal Agricultural Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg to see some of beauties in action. Continue reading
A model shows off one of the new scarves. Photo: Ardmore/Hermès
LUXURY French brand, Hermès, and Ardmore Ceramic Art, based in Caversham in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, have collaborated to launch a new range of patterned scarves. Continue reading
Himba woman with traditional hair dress.
THE Phansi Museum will be mounting its second exhibition of the year in the Phansi goes Phezulu Gallery, 500 Esther Roberts Road, Glenwood, tilted The New Kids on the Block.
This exhibition will introduce the public to the latest treasures acquired for the Phansi Museum Collection; and comprises life sized puppets of the Herero, Himba and Hakawana people from northern Namibia adorned in ceremonial dress, beadwork and regalia.
In contrast to the magnificent attire of the Herero people, the museum will have on display a marvelous wedding dress, dating back to the 19th Century worn by a Victorian, English bride who stamped her identity on the attire of the people of Namibia. Continue reading
The Voice’s Blaze Johnson at The International Arts Talent Showcase 2015
TALENT competitions are nothing new – Idols, The Voice, South Africa’s Got Talent are just a few local ones to name a few. But Elsubie Verlinden, founder of Just You Model and Artist Management, believes the competition she promotes, The International ARTS Talent Showcase (IATS), is something more. Continue reading
“MUCH is considered fabulous in South Africa, even if the origins are deeply rooted in some evil human engineering and racism suffered by many. But, just think of music, fashion, and all art in general, how the very craft of it inspired great exploration,” says Paul Mikula, architect and initiator of the Phansi Museum. Continue reading
Models with Albinism will raise awareness when they hit the ramp at the We Can Arts Festival concert and fashion show, Friday, December 4. From left are: Smisokuhle Mntungwa, Siyabonga Mthembu, Siwele Mthalane, Tlotliso Kanetsi and Simphiwe Ndlovu. Photo: Supplied
December 3 is observed internationally as a day that celebrates people with disabilities. Locally the We Can Arts Festival will commemorate and recognise disabled people, showcasing their extra ordinary talents in the fields of arts and business.
The festival will take place over three days between December 3 and 5, commencing with a business and arts seminar on Thursday, December 3 at the Durban Playhouse from 9 am to 4 pm.
The South African Fashion Designers Agency’s (SAFDA) ability to bring explosive young African designers’ creations to new and established markets will soon be showcased at the 21st annual Vukani! Fashion Awards from November 17 to 21 at the newly opened Newtown Junction Mall. Doors open at 9 am. Continue reading
DURBANITES can enjoy Colab Tokyo: an exhibition of photographs by Mark Lanning at Saviour Brand: Station Drive Precinct (51 Station Drive) from June 26 to July 31.
Respected photographer, Lanning, will be exhibiting a collection of “iphonography” (photographs taken on an iPhone5) of a recent visit to Tokyo with Durban designers the Holmes Brothers. Continue reading