Ubuntu Baba founder on navigating family life and a growing business
Ubuntu Baba founder on navigating family life and a growing business

A mother and entrepreneur, Shannon McLaughlin is the founder of South African babywear brand Ubuntu Baba. If the company name rings a bell, it's because McLaughlin's small business made headlines for its successful 'David-vs-Goliath' battle with Woolworths.

18 hours ago

Young designers walk tall after big Bata win
Young designers walk tall after big Bata win

Three young design students - one from Kenya, one from Italy and one from the Czech Republic - have been named winners of the Bata Young Designers' Challenge 2019. They will all see their design-proposal sneakers put into production and sold at selected Bata stores across the world. Scores of exciting design talents had entered the contest. The winners were announced at Bata Fashion Weekend, held in Prague on 13 April at Zofin Palace during the VIP evening show, with people around the world watching via livestream.

Issued by Bata 19 hours ago

Bata celebrates 125th anniversary with fashion extravaganza
Bata celebrates 125th anniversary with fashion extravaganza

A banging catwalk show, an inspiring shoe exhibition, a fascinating and nostalgic pop-up museum - this was Bata Fashion Weekend 2019. The fashion footwear giant showcased its latest ranges and collections, including the Italian Collection, Chinese Collection, Asia Pacific Collection, and its technological ranges Bata Flexible, Bata Light and Bata Insolia. Also, on show was the Bata Heritage range and the world premiere of the new Power Mello sneaker. The event also featured the finale of the Bata Young Designers' Challenge. The shoe spectacular took place in Prague on 13-14 April at the historic Zofin Palace, as Bata celebrated its 125th anniversary. Join us on this shoe review...

Issued by Bata 2 days ago

Zando praises Jumia IPO
Zando praises Jumia IPO

What does it mean to South African online fashion retailer Zando now that its holding company Jumia has listed on the New York Stock Exchange?

2 days ago

H&M to launch collab with SA fashion label Mantsho
H&M to launch collab with SA fashion label Mantsho

H&M has announced its first African collaboration with South African designer, Palesa Mokubung and her fashion label, Mantsho. The collection, to be made available from 15 August this year, will be sold in all South African stores as well as exclusive flagships around the world and all H&M online markets.

2 days ago

#CNILux: The creative cultural legacy of MaXhosa by Laduma
#CNILux: The creative cultural legacy of MaXhosa by Laduma

The striking textile and knitwear designs conceived by South African golden boy Laduma Ngxokolo are not simply stylish collectables, they're vehicles of cultural preservation. Using his brand MaXhosa by Laduma and the Xhosa-inspired geometric patterns it's known for, Ngxokolo hopes to shatter the misconception that African luxury brands fall short of their international counterparts.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

TFG announced Best SA Employer Brand
TFG announced Best SA Employer Brand

At the 14th annual Employer Branding Awards 2019

Issued by TFG (The Foschini Group) 3 days ago

#CNILux: Models of colour are not a trend, we are here to stay - Naomi Campbell
#CNILux: Models of colour are not a trend, we are here to stay - Naomi Campbell

South Africa is so close to London-born Naomi Campbell's heart that she considers it her second home. "When you think of South Africa you think of Nelson Mandela and that's the way it will always be," she says of her late friend (whom she affectionately calls "Grandad") and the first democratically elected president of the country.

By Liam Freeman 3 days ago

Mihlali Ndamase is off to Prague for Bata Fashion Weekend
Mihlali Ndamase is off to Prague for Bata Fashion Weekend

South African YouTuber and influencer Mihlali Ndamase is jetting off to Prague, Czech Republic as a guest of Bata South Africa for the third annual Bata Fashion Weekend.

Issued by Bata 12 Apr 2019

Macy's new creative in-store retail concept, Story
Macy's new creative in-store retail concept, Story

NEW YORK, United States - Macy's new Instagram-friendly retail concept shop, Story, has launched in 36 stores across the United States. The narrative-driven space opened with 'Colour' as its inaugural theme, inviting customers to explore and experience colour through a rainbow of curated, giftable products and more than 300 colour-inspired events.

12 Apr 2019

Ten-tastic design talents go head-to-head
Ten-tastic design talents go head-to-head

Bata set to announce the winners of its annual design contest with a limited-edition sneaker

Issued by Bata 12 Apr 2019

3 eyewear trends seen at AFI Fashion Week
3 eyewear trends seen at AFI Fashion Week

Local fashion photographer Niquita Bento recently photographed some of South Africa's most stylish people at AFI Fashion Week. The images give some insight into the latest trends in eyewear.

12 Apr 2019