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12 Jul

SAMW Day 2: Highlights & What I Wore

Normadic, Fur coat, Nicole Norman, Cape Town Fashion Blogger, SAMW
Day two of menswear fashion week served up a host of fresh talent. I was especially excited to see what Julia M’poko had in store for the Mo’Ko Elosa brand. Imprint and Maxivive were also largely on my radar. Imprint Staying true to the essence of the brand designer, Mzukisi Mbane complimented intricate silhouettes with bold colour and clashing prints. Each look was perfectly styled with a number of innovative accessories. I especially enjoyed the floppy hat-inspired head pieces and...
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11 Jul

SAMW Day 1: Highlights, Reviews & What I Wore

With this being my second time attending the menswear shows, I was less concerned with the the social angst that comes with attending fashion week as one mingles with fashions who's who and was admittedly more excited about seeing what the designers have in-store for the next season. By now I had developed certain favourites and looked forward to spending a few days mingling with my fashion friends, designer pals and blogger buddies while comfortably making contact as we all enjoying...
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23 Jun

Marie Claire Diva Denim Daze Event

Last week we attended the Marie Claire Diva Denim Daze Workshop held at the Jo Carlin store in Greenpoint. We were treated to champagne and canapés as we learnt more about the timeless cloth that remains and re-enters our wardrobes time and time again - denim. Kelly Fung, Marie Claire’s fashion editor delivered a concise trends overview on where denim has been in the past, and where she believes it is going in the future. Diva and Kings of Denim’s designer, Mani...
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26 Apr

My Bokeh Experience

As mentioned in my previous post, The Mercedes- Benz Bokeh international fashion film festival is a platform for talented filmmakers to showcase their works within the discipline of fashion. The event is also and opportunity to gain some serious international exposure for designers as was the case with the first feature of the event’s line-up. The graduate showcase afforded a selected group of young talented design students and recent graduates to show off their creations in a live fashion show...
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31 Mar

Normadic Hotspot: Dropkick Murphy’s

Kirsti and I are constantly planning and brainstorming ideas for upcoming shoots and projects. We found this to be the perfect opportunity to mix work and play, while allowing our creative juices to flow over a couple of great burgers, good booze and a chance to get lucky at Dropkick Murphy’s Cape Town. I have to be honest and confess that a large factor in the reason as to why we ended up in this location was due to the restaurant’s...
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16 Feb

SAMW Day 4 Review

The final day of menswear fashion week started off with the highly anticipated show that was Chulaap by Chu Suwannapha. The show took place at a separate location - that being the Cape Garrison Artillery Fort Wynyard (Army Conventional Reserve) and was the perfect setting for what was to come. Graphic knits and spectacular patterns donned militant looking models as they marched down the open air runway. Army print as well as tiger and gun motifs were sprawled across many...
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