ELLE Style Reporter 2012

With a near 300 entries this year for the ELLE Style Reporter 2012 in association with Blackberry it’s no surprise that LISOF would be representing in a big way. On the 18th of September 2012 the 18 semi-finalists were announced and the very talented Phendu Kuta just so happened to be in the mix! J … Continued

Everyone wants a piece of the “South African Consumer”

Gone are the days when we had to travel in an aeroplane for more than 8 hours to get our hands on some of the sought after brands we’re all obsessed with. Over the past year, it seems as though South Africa has been bombarded with Globalisation. Speaking about fashion in particular, we first saw … Continued

What Wear When

LISOF HOSTS WHAT WEAR WHEN: A FASHION SYMPOSIUM WITH FRESH NEW FASHION RESEARCH BY FASHION ACADEMICS AND LISOF STUDENTS.  What Wear When Consider how we fashion ourselves everyday in the controlled, creative or random expressions of our identities. Consider the myriad ways in which others may read our fashioned selves. Consider how these fashions may … Continued

LISOF Bursary Winner 2012

LISOF’s stand at the SAFW Pop Up Shop held recently at Sandton City Fountain Court (31 August – 2 September) proved to be a hit with fahionistahs, aspiring and established. Entrants were required to style a full scale female form using only what was made available to them on the stand. Entrants were photographed with … Continued

Phendu Kuta… …

Phendu Kuta… someone who needs no introduction simply because she’s already proven she’s here to stay. Now for those who don’t already know exactly what Phendu is about, she is LISOF’s very own 2012 3rd year commercial student and is also the founder and creator of Edged Designs; a contemporary accessory line that is growing in leaps … Continued


POINTURE is an exhibition and accompanying colloquium organised by the Research Centre, Visual Identities in Art and Design (VIAD), Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg, in association with the curators Ann-Marie Tully (lecturer in Fashion Theory at LISOF) and Jennifer Kopping. The exhibition and colloquium investigates notions of POINTING, PUNCTURING, WEAVING AND … Continued


It’s that time again, on the 25th of June 2012 we launched LISOF’s very own lookbook; a platform for those who are confident enough to show others what they wear to campus. Now it’s time to put the images in your hands. We have thus created an e-mail address where all the students can submit … Continued

Textiles and Fashion Up-Cycle project 2012: students create up-cycled blankets and scarves for a winter charity drive project.

The LISOF Textiles and Fashion students, briefed to construct functional and beautiful scarves or blankets from off-cut, end-of-roll and other textile waste, were challenged to consider ways of constructing fabrics through weaving, knitting, felting, patching, knotting and other creative possibilities. The winter warmer products were created from these limited resources (and at no cost, other … Continued

Fashion Olympics – Suzaan Heyns representing in London

Last week LISOF alumni and ex-lecturer, Suzaan Heyns, jetted off to London to showcase during the 2012 Olympic Games. An initiative of the Department of Arts and Culture, 9 South African designers were invited to showcase collections based on different era’s in South African history, on London’s South Bank at the Queen Elizabeth Hall as … Continued

YDE and LISOF… Do it again

We all know the saying, “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it!” What fitting words to describe the repetition of the valuable collaboration between LISOF and YDE.   This past Saturday, the 28th of July 2012, YDE Cresta asked for assistance from LISOF to launch their new Summer Collection. Think PINK FLAMINGO’S!!! In celebration of this … Continued

 LISOF’s 200…

  LISOF’s 2000 graduation year included the name Roman Handt. Roman Handt launched his self-titled label in 2011, after gaining tons of experience freelancing for various designers as well as spending quite some time in Belgium also freelancing for niche designers there.  His menswear utilizes non-typical fabrics and his emphasis is based on the fit … Continued

Drew Henry – Making waves across the Pond

They say you can take the boy out of Africa, but you can’t take Africa out of the boy.  Drew Henry, whom graduated from LISOF in 2007, recently graduated from the acclaimed Central Saint Martins in London. Drew elected to further his fashion studies with a Fashion and Marketing degree after completing his studies at LISOF, … Continued

The LISOF Lookb…

The LISOF Lookbook A start of something new… For a long time now, we at LISOF have wanted to start something new, something exciting and that time is now! Consider this the official launch of LISOF’s very own Lookbook; a platform for students of LISOF to showcase their style and artistic expression. The aim of … Continued


LISOF’s SRC are currently running a Charity Campaign for St. MAry’s Children’s Home. The home is desperately seeking any donations be it money, food, toiletries,etc. If you have any contributions towards the St Mary’s Children’s Home, please drop them off at LISOF’s Rosebank Reception before Friday the 6th of July, any donations will be greatly … Continued

Meet the team behind Protégé Vol. 2

Last year saw the much-lauded inaugural issue of Protégé magazine come to life. A student publication – run and conceptualized by LISOF students from both Pretoria and Johannesburg campuses, Protégé Vol. 1 broke new ground by becoming the first student-run and institutional fashion publication on the continent. Introducing – the new team behind Africa’s glossiest … Continued

Who’s who? Wh…

Who’s who? Where’s where and what’s what??? A catch-up session with past LISOF students… Way back when, it all started off with “MXit” (almost feel embarrassed just saying that) then Facebook, Twitter, What’s App, BBM and the latest edition: Pinterest (If you are not on it, get involved!!!). Basically my point is, where would we … Continued

Competition Update : Calling all Graduates!

The Renault – SA Fashion Week New Talent Search is a new initiative that will, not only identify South Africa’s hottest design talent, but also provide the winning designer with a springboard (and therefore competitive business advantage) into SA’s vibrant fashion arena.   HOW TO ENTER The competition is open only to new and emerging … Continued

LISOF students shine in the annual L’Oreal Brandstorm competition

Recently, for the 20th anniversary of the L’Oréal Brandstorm competition students were given the opportunity to compete in a challenge that saw them tapping into their creative side to imagine a new groundbreaking product – or product range for the iconic ‘The Body Shop’ brand. The brief – to analyze the market, build a new … Continued

 Open Days____…

 Open Days________________________________________________ “17 years ago I would never have imagined that LISOF would grow into such a dynamic and progressive institution. I believe that our ability to engage in real conversations about what makes for great clothing and to then translate these conversations into a learning experience that delivers on those challenges is what sets … Continued

Ready. Steady and Go!

With the Pick and Pay Cape Argus Cycling Tour just around the corner (11 March 2012) We are super excited about LISOF’s new Tomorrow Trust Bikes for Bursaries Initiative. The Tomorrow Trust Bikes for Bursaries project is part of our ongoing efforts to raise bursary funds for deserving, talented candidates to attend Universities or Colleges of their choice and will be coupled to … Continued

Wendy Schultz. Designing with a Green Thumb.

New LISOF Lecturer, Wendy Schultz is a fashion designer specialising in environmentally-aware fashion & textiles with a focus on evening wear and bridal attire. Having graduated cum laude from the Durban University of technology’s fashion & textiles department, with a Dean’s merit award for academic excellence, and two awards for her 2005 graduate collection, Wendy … Continued

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