Craig Port

Cape Town based designer Craig Port is at the forefront of fashion and has become one of the definitive arbitrators of South African lifestyle.
Craig has made his mark on international runways over the last decade, having shown his collections in Mexico, Cape Town, Stockholm and Johannesburg. His annual collection is shown religiously at Cape Town Fashion Week, and is one of the most anticipated showcases of the event with fashionistas diarizing it months in advance.
The “Port Magic” glows in his diverse collections, each one reflecting his personal style, energy, enthusiasm and passion. The Port and Miss Port collections adorn rails at YDE, whilst the distinctive jewelry collection shines in display cases at Galaxy & Co. In addition, Port’s bespoke furniture collection stands proud at Wunders, and his recently launched fragrances, Paragon for Him and Her have gained wide recognition, making him one of the few South African designers to own a signature scent.
Cape Town is his inspiration, his summer playground, and the city’s resort fever has a large influence on all aspects of his designs, making each one a desirable and fun masterpiece. Craig is crazy about travel and through exploring new places and experiencing different cultures his work consistently has a global edge.
Being a mentor and inspiration in the ever growing South African design business, he spearheaded the Richard Bloom Foundation in 2006. The Foundation offers bursaries and internships to exceptional designers from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Topman & Topshop pop-up

I know its been a while since I last blogged but I have news (to cape tonians only)

It has come to my knowledge that the people of Unknown Union in Cape Town are bring Topman and Topshop in their pop-up shop concept

I love the things they have at both those stores in England and loved their prices as well. Apparently it won’t be the same UK prices due to shipment and all that jazz, but I hope they not going to go ridiculous like some other shops whose names I won’t mention.

Things are starting to happen, so make you way to the Unknown Union pop up store, 24 Kloof Street, Cape Town. They will be available from 12 July – October

Ruald Rheeder

South African designer, Ruald Rheeder is most known for his menswear collections that have been housed in various boutiques, clothing outlets and the Young Designers Emporium. After completing high school he moved to Cape Town to start his studies and career in the fashion industry. After completing his studies he worked for a major fashion chain in the menswear buying department, and moved along to work with other major SA designers.

Ruald started his fashion career designing for various labels and designers and thereafter launched his own signature line, RUALD RHEEDER® that is available exclusively at YDE countrywide. The RUALD RHEEDER® label has gained tremendous success and popularity and has become one of the best selling men’s labels in YDE. Ruald Rheeder currently boasts with custom couture designs for an array of clients, including local celebrities such as Janez Vermeiren, Ewan Strydom, Ryan Sandez, Dieter Voigt and Cameron van den Burgh.

“Fashion has become even more important for men in South Africa and it’s vital to be aware of what is happenning in the fashion industry, not only locally, but on an international level”

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town

So this July in Cape Town is fashion week. The Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

I am early in knowing the dates this year because last year the tickets where sold out when I got wind of the #fw. Sad to say that I have never been to a proper fashion show before and I have been wanting to go for years.

So for those late worms like me. This is your heads up to check out the designers showcasing and book your ticket. South African fashion is creating is own league. So best you get a front seat.

Will let you know of the people showcasing in the following weeks and have a small info on each of them.

Until then. Go book .

Colourfull sock

Winter is here so let’s get snuggled up in colourful socks for our everyday wear. I think this brings a small flare to your outfit without taking away anything else. A strong maroon would go great with that all black business suit. Go wild with the colours but my suggestion would be to stick to socks with just one colour on them.

Let’s get socking