Design Style Story

Design Style Story

Featuring Olivia Lincoln Design principles consist of various concepts used to organise or arrange the structural elements of design. These consist of balance, proportion, rhythm, emphasis and unity. When working with one of the oldest textile elements known...
Street Style Story

Street Style Story

Fashion style influence is traditionally a trickle down effect of popular styles at the top of the hierarchy that starts with royalty. Modern western culture has changed this flow, resulting in fashion forming a sense of group identity or individual self expression at...

INSPIRATION: Khioma

The Hand That Feeds the Machine. The element that inspires me most about fashion – is its ability to transform. Apart from the very nature to nurture, protect & shelter the body, its the silhouette that acts as an instrument for the human spirit to move...

INSPIRATION: GKD

By Gadija Khan, Dec 15 Algamdulilaah, I have an amazing role model, my mom, Rashieda Abrahams. As a young lady, she worked for one of the country’s biggest design houses, later starting her own CMT company. This is where I learnt about the textile industry from...

INSPIRATION: Glitz and Glam

By Fasiega Gamieldien, Nov 15 I was raised as an only child, but despite me being the only child I was not spoilt. I only got a toy on my birthday and every Christmas. Being alone meant I had to find ways to amuse myself. I would use dish cloths, leaves, flowers and...

INSPIRATION: Phi Casa

By Aneeqah Stellenboom, Nov 15 A pivotal role player for my inspiration was by far my Grandmother. My Grandmother, Yasmin, or as she always say, Jasmine, has always played a major part in the reason for me choosing the industry that I have chosen to make my own. Being...