South African Designers, Consumers, and Stuff (Part 1)

The past couple of weeks (months) have been so hectic, from wearables, to O2O, there’s so much that’s been going on in international fashion—which ironically has caused us at Jozi Hi! Street to think even more local. When you’re looking at the big picture, it’s easy to forget the pixels that have to stay firmly …

Newsmakers: Aug – Sept

 This weeks top newsmakers in the South African Retail and Fashion Business from August to 2 September 2014… Hyprop experiencing growth Despite the down fall in the South African economy, which slowed down consumer spending Hyprop Investment has been able to grow. The company is the country’s third largest real estate investment trust, which owns …

Why Normal Fashion is the new Anti-Fashion is Dadaism

So far into the menswear runway season, it’s been really really tempting to just lump all the slightly banal collections into one category; “the hardcore resurgence, or leaning towards normcore,” but alas, it might just be more than art imitating life, imitating art, or as Angelo Flaccavento puts it; While normcore embraces non-descriptness as a mantra, …

(Insider) The Future of South African Fashion BRANDS

Being in the position where you have already carved out a niche, is the best feeling that any founder within the South African fashion landscape can have. To have found your footing, and beginning to create “a tribe.” How then can someone looking to create a South African super-brand plan ahead for the future? Go …

(Insider) The Business of South African Fashion Start-Ups

Starting a business in the fashion industry (in South Africa, especially) is no simple feat. In order to always stay on-course, in an upwards trajectory, the company’s founding members have to do a great deal of introspection about what the South African fashion industry means to them, and what they would like their brand to …