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SIMON DEINER: Meet The Leading Fashion Runway Photographer In Africa
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If you’ve ever looked at photos from a Fashion Week in Africa, chances are it was taken by Simon Deiner or his company SDR Photo. Deiner is a fashion and commercial photographer from Cape Town, who – according to Group...
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TATIANA KARANJA: On Photography Origins & Evolving Style
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“This is my own little personal world of photography and I’m more than excited to share it with you! I hope that I’m able to portray a little piece of the world as I see it through my eyes and...
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YSWARA: Curating An Authentic African Luxury Experience
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Located in the Cosmopolitan building at Maboneng in the Johannesburg CBD, there’s a pretty in pink atelier that can easily be mistaken for a fragrance store or an urban lounge. However, this Moroccan-inspired space, accented with totem lamps and Coptic...
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Brand Stretching: How Luxury Diversifies Its Portfolio
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“Do not try to do everything. Do one thing well.” ~ Steve Jobs In layman terms, that could easily translate to ‘Stick to your lane!’ It’s necessary for luxury brands to align themselves to a specific universe or territory that...
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Fighting the Fakes: How Luxury Combats The Counterfeit Threat
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Every great story has a nemesis. Batman has the Joker, Mufasa from the Lion King had his brother Scar, and Jack from the Titanic had Rose and her inability to share a plank (NO, we won’t let this go). So,...
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The Anti-Laws Part II: Advertising, Pricing & Why Luxury Shouldn’t Sell
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However way you slice it, luxury plays a function in social stratification. It’s this sociological dimension that makes traditional marketing techniques detrimental for luxury brands and goods. From the first phase of Anti-laws we discussed in the previous posts, we...
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Hallmarks of Luxury: What Makes It Tick & What Doesn’t
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If we rounded up every style icon to date and asked them to define luxury, we’d have: Catchphrases for days Very varied opinions That’s partly because luxury is such a multifaceted and complex subject. It’s an idiosyncratic topic that will...
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Why You ‘Wood’ Want Statement Structural Jewellery By Nyumbani Design
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*It’s the weekend … we stand by the punny* In a sea of brass designs, you can’t miss the handmade creations from Nyumbani design. The Tanzanian-based jewellery brand not only makes a statement with its distinct paradigm, but also the...
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DEAR RAE: The Sophisticated Jewellery & Journey of Karin Rae Matthee
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What were you doing when you were 10 years old? Many little girls may have been playing with dolls or riding bikes. Karin Rae Matthee, who was born and brought up in Cape Town, was learning how to work with...
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INSPIRE: Tech & Innovation Concepts in Jewellery You Need to See
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What is your X Factor? That USP that makes a customer or competitor stop in their tracks and give your product their undivided attention. Jewellery, like any other business, is a competitive landscape that battles for customer loyalty. While the...
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So You Want To Be a Jewellery Designer? Read This.
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There’s an enormous billion dollar industry out there that supports this highly specialised form of functional art. You’ve got the sketches and the talent … now what? How do you make that transition from dreamer to a jewellery designer that’s...
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GRANDT MASON: South Africa’s First Vegan-Footwear Brand
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Grandt Mason, a Cape Town based industrial designer, faced a predicament. Having embarked on a vegan lifestyle, he required to make some life changes, which included wearing leather-free footwear. Since he couldn’t find any pairs readily available in South Africa,...
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Innovation Fridays: SolePower Smart Boots Putting the Force at your Feet
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https://youtu.be/LYZeUXYlPic These aren’t your typical light-up shoes. Hahna Alexander is on a mission to create ‘unplugged tech that never dies’. It just so happens to be housed in a pair of shoes. SolePower, which she originally founded in 2012 with...
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ECO-SHOES GHANA: Changing Social Perception One Pair at a Time
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Fashion is often used as a platform for social commentary and change. While many designers start by building their brand name and then branching into a form of CSR (corporate social responsibility), Mable Suglo from Ghana chose to do it...
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