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What’s your flavour? Categories in Fashion Photography – Part II
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And we are back. Hope you are starting to see the different categories of fashion photography and thinking about which one suits you best. Well, here are the next three. Let's continue. High-Fashion In its simplest form – high fashion...
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Editor’s Note – The Lens Series – Fashion Photography
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Photography is essential in the fashion business. Because fashion is such a visual business, photography is the best means to communicate that visual element about one’s brand, their collection, and their story and to get the consumer involved and to...
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Gert-Johan Coetzee: South African Fashion Designer To The Stars
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Dress shopping is a little like the Hollywood version of finding ‘The one’. You’ll be scanning the room – which today’s world could also mean a social media platform – and then it happens. Your eyes land upon the most...
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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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VANLELES DIAMONDS: From Africa To Bond Street With Love
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“A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, but diamonds are a girl's best friend,” a famous lyric sang by the late Marilyn Monroe and a mantra for many. But then 2006 brought ‘Blood Diamonds’ to our cinemas and...
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LUXURY FEATURE: Taibo Bacar. Semi-colon
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If there is a list of African designers that require little to no introduction, Taibo Bacar is certainly on it. We first spoke (read gushed) about this designer from Mozambique in our 2015 article titled, ‘Africa Feature: Taibo Bacar. Full...
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OKAPI: The African Unicorn with a Knack for Positive Luxury
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The Okapi, also known as the forest giraffe or zebra giraffe, has always inspired intrigue and curiosity. This antelope’s elusive nature earned it the nickname ‘African Unicorn’ when it was discovered at the turn of the century in the anthropological...
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The Ardmore Ceramics & Design: The SA Brand That Partnered with Hermès
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It’s not every day that a 179-year old fashion house wants your work associated with their brand. Yet, the luxury French brand invited Ardmore in 2013 to collaborate on a series of silk scarves for its 2016 collection. The two...
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House of Deola: Couture Royale Made in Nigeria
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It’s no doubt the world is currently experiencing ‘Black Panther’ fever. As the stars of the movie took to the ‘purple carpet’ for the world premiere on January 29, Nigerian actress - Sope Aluko – was spotted donning a Deola...
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TAUNINA: Luxury Teddy-bear Heirlooms Made In South Africa
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You could argue that the teddy bear was the iconic accessory of your childhood. It had a name and a special place in your room, as well as, your heart. But what if you made it something more? Something that...
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Kenyan Luxury Market: Here’s Why International Brands Have Arrived
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Whether you’re a designer, fashion consumer or luxury enthusiast, you may have thought  'does Kenya really have a luxury market?'. It’s one thing to read about existing luxury brands and markets that are established on other continents. It's another to...
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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 Imitation Game: Could Counterfeits Be A Good Thing For Luxury?
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Two years before we were all wrapped up in the panic of Y2K, The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) made a prediction. Counterfeiting would become THE crime of the 21st Century. Two decades later and the knock off industry is...
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