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Fashion trends and winter specials

Power dressing, '80s and '00s nostalgia, and 'smasual' couture are just some of the major fashion trends for 2019! Maroefah Smith reports on upcoming spring/summer trends for women and menswear as presented at the WGSN buyers briefing at the 2018 Source Africa Trade Show.

In other top story news, Lauren Hartzenberg chats to Sneaker Exchange founder Zaid Osman about entrepreneurship, sneaker culture, and his latest project. Cari Coetzee reviews the Durbanville Hills' 'super menu' and I recommend the Shortmarket Club's winter lunch special.

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#SourceAfrica2018: What womenswear to look forward to in spring/summer 2019

Maroefah Smith

Trend forecaster WGSN reckons womenswear for spring/summer 2019 will lean towards a reclaiming of power dressing in a sassier, sexier aesthetic with an inclination for the '80s and '00s
Shortmarket Club reintroduces popular Prix Fixe winter lunch menu
Shortmarket Club reintroduces popular Prix Fixe winter lunch menu

Ruth Cooper

Winter in Cape Town may be a gloomy and rainy affair yet cosy fireplaces, red wine quaffing, and hearty plates make the idea of heading out to dine super
The best of Durbanville Hills Winery
The best of Durbanville Hills Winery

Cari Coetzee

With Table Mountain at its back, rolling hills at its front, and an exceptional view of Robben Island in between, the Durbanville Hills Winery has become a firm favourite for wine and food lovers living in or visiting the Cape
#YouthMonth: Zaid Osman on his sneaker hustle turned roaring success
#YouthMonth: Zaid Osman on his sneaker hustle turned roaring success

Lauren Hartzenberg

Entrepreneur and social innovator Zaid Osman is one of the driving forces behind South Africa's vibrant sneaker
#SourceAfrica2018: WGSN forecasts bright, hybrid menswear for spring/summer 2019

Maroefah Smith

WGSN's trend forecast for menswear spring/summer 2019 sees a focus on hybrid styling, mixing and matching, and bolder, brighter colours... read
Food & Wine
Mosaic is first restaurant in Africa to win Wine Spectator Grand Award
Out of more than 3,500 global restaurants that have earned Wine Spectator awards for their wine lists, Mosiac at the Orient is one of 85 restaurants from across the globe that holds this honour... read
90% of Rand Show exhibitors set to return in 2019

Issued By Rand Show

90% of exhibitors that participated in the 2018 Rand Show intend to participate in the 2019 event, citing significant improvements to the show as their primary reason for returning... read
Celebrate Women's Day with Empower Me and Shimmy Beach Club

Issued By Shimmy Beach Club

Join in for an afternoon of inspiring talks by experts in their field on a variety of topics, aimed at touching on each aspect that makes up an empowered woman in the 21st century... read
Multi-Media announces the launch of a new division

Issued By Multi-Media

The acquisition of Sight and Sound by Multi-Media has resulted in the formation of a new division within the Multi-Media Group, "Multi-Media Express"... read
AFDA films selected as candidates for Student Oscars

Issued By AFDA

Three AFDA 2017 graduate films have been nominated for the 45th Student Academy Awards... read
DStv Compact hosts African soccer fans at Asanka Restuarant

Issued By OnPoint PR

DStv Compact took "Kumnand' ekhaya" to new heights at a private viewing of the Nigeria vs Argentina World Cup match and gave guests a taste of Africa's renowned hospitality at Asanka Restaurant... read
#MobileCommerce: The rise of mobile shopping and its impact on business

Robyn Cooke

While retailers need to be geared for mobile, it is only a part of the shopping journey in South Africa. Omnichannel is where it is at... read
Want to do a vehicle check before purchase? There's an app for that
A new consumer-focused vehicle checking app, launched by TransUnion and FirstCheck, allows consumers to access information on vehicles that were traditionally only available to dealers. read
New events to diarise
Levelthree Soccer WC Pop Up Bar - 6 Jul 2018, Johannesburg
Levelthree Premium Venue in Kramerville, Sandton will be screening the Fifa World Cup quarter-finals on its big screen on Friday, 6 July 2018. Doors open at 4pm. Free entrance. Read more >>

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