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2015 LISOF Fashion Show: Winners

The LISOF annual fashion show took place on Saturday, 28 November at The Tin Factory, Kramerville. This prestigious event has grown in leaps and bounds over the years and is now considered by A-listers as one of the most relevant on South Africa’s fashion calendar. For any fashion design student it’s a dream come true … Continued

LISOF making radio waves

CEO, Shana Rosenthal was recently interviewed by fashionista 5fm DJ, Poppy Ntshongwana. LISOF has the reputation of being the most progressive forward thinking fashion education institution in South Africa. Studying at LISOF will afford you the opportunity to not only gain the necessary skills to work in the fashion industry, but to also be equipped … Continued

Careers in Fashion: Trends Analyst

Trend Analysis is a vital component for the workplace today. Knowing and being able to observe, understand and translate what your customers’ needs and wants, means that you can cater to them. Your customers world changes daily and being able to translate their need and wants into tangible solutions can give your brand/label the edge. … Continued

Fashion Job Opportunity

Werner Dey, renowned and acclaimed fashion designer has the following vacancies and invite applications for these positions. Only applications of suitable qualified and skilled persons will be considered. A passion and knowledge of the fashion industry is essential. NOTE: All positions are based in Parys. 1.     PATTERN-MAKER A qualified and trained Pattern-maker is required for … Continued

To stand out in your chosen fashion career, the Technical Drawing module will help you!

Ready to make your mark in the fashion industry? LISOF’s Technical Drawing module in the BA DEGREE and DIPLOMA course offering which can prepare you for the following careers: Fashion Designer: Creates new designs and ideas for the fashion consumer with a close eye on trends, consumer patterns and market opportunities Technical Designer: The creative … Continued

First Year Photography Showcase

i-D magazine was one of the first arenas where the barriers between art and fashion photography were tackled. It is a British magazine that was created by Terry Jones, in punk-era London in 1980. His mission was to explore London’s exciting street culture, which was being largely ignored by mainstream fashion. i-D documented contemporary street … Continued

Building fashion at the new Lisof fashion building in Pretoria

Open Day Pretoria October 2015, was held at the under-sonstruction site of LISOF’s new campus at 326 Hilda Street, Hatfield in Pretoria. Young aspiring fashionistas were guided around campus and given the opportunity to learn how to silkscreen. The best t-shirt design and print was voted by the public via social media and  won a … Continued

Life after Lisof

From studying fashion then off to the real world, listen to these Lisof Alumni talk the business of fashion.

Behind the Seams of the Fashion Industry

Alexa Chung, British model and TV presenter, is on a mission to investigate the hard work behind the glitz and glamour of the fashion industry. She teamed up with British Vogue to do a docu-series, interviewing designers, lecturers and industry people. Here are the first 5 episodes that will surely offer you insight as well … Continued

Student Technical Drawing Showcase

In the world of fashion, technology is a reality. From laser fabric cutters to state-of-art sewing, printing and knitting machines – computers are vital to the innovative techniques in the fashion industry. This includes drawing. At Lisof, students are taught computer illustration skills to design their own fabric prints and patterns, create story boards for … Continued

Lisof Alumnus Kyle Henderson, Liquid Salt Active Wear Designer, opens stand alone store

Who is Kyle Henderson? Kyle is an entrepreneur and he has a passion for living an active life. These two …. came together to form Liquid Salt. A range of unique active wear designed and manufactured in South Africa. Lisof and Liquid Salt? Kyle studied at Lisof choosing to complete the Design, Garment and Pattern … Continued

Lisof One School at a Time Design Workshop

A few weeks ago, Lisof went to Forte High School in Soweto in partnership with One school at a time. To read more about it CLICK HERE. The Design Workshop was held at Lisof, whereby the learners had to create unique doodles for a digital print. The Lisof team empowered each learner with a new … Continued

#OpenDayJhb 2015 Printing fun

On the 19th September, prospective Lisofians took guided tours of the Blairgowrie Campus. Each person was given a Lisof Passport on entry and then taken on a tour of all the studios and world class facilities. From the fashion design to fashion commercial courses, information about the variety of courses Lisof has to offer was … Continued

Lisof takes it “One school at a time”

Joe Public, a well spoken advertising agency meets Shana Rosenthal (CEO and founder) of LISOF, most progressive fashion design school and retail education institution in Africa. Joe public runs a division called “One school at a time”, managed by Bronwyn James. “One school at a time” teaches, uplifts and cares for unfortunate youth in rural … Continued

Student Showcase: 1st year Photography

For centuries artists and photographers have used window light for portraiture. It is one of the best light sources, ranging from a soft, indirect light to a theatrical effect in the middle of the day when the window is in strong sunlight. First years were given an Assessment Test to photograph a Window Portrait, amongst … Continued

Who is Mira Duma and why you should be following her

Miroslava Duma was born in 1985, in Surgut, the oil-rich Tyumen region in Russia. She started her career in fashion as a contributing editor at Russian Harper’s Bazaar magazine, but quickly decided that web journalism was her forte, becoming a freelance writer and co-founder of Buro 24/7 . She started the site with a friend. Buro 24/7 … Continued

Experiential Learning Adventure

In your 3rd year at Lisof, students will be afforded the opportunity to do an internship at a company in the fashion industry. It may be at an SA fashion designer studio, CMT (cut, make, trim) factory or at a media house Guest Blogger Ranaa Patel went to The Sunday Times for her 3rd Year … Continued

Phillip Chen: Up & Coming Designer

Phillip Chen, an aspiring up and coming fashion designer. He has a unique view on fashion and all the behind the scene info on his adventure of trying to make it within the industry. A second year student at LISOF, Phillip has applied the knowledge he has learnt to his own work and produced trendy and … Continued


I graduated from Lisof in 2003, yes it is a long time ago already and the industry is ever evolving. At the time there was no BA Fashion Degree or Honours option. I have worked in the industry on various levels and I believe having an Honours would give a candidate an edge when going … Continued


South African Menswear Week is Africa’s only stand-alone platform dedicated to the growth and promotion of menswear within the African continent. The designer line-up was stronger than ever before. A number of new and emerging menswear designers have been identified, and established designers have also joined the line-up. The venue to showcase the July SS16 collection was … Continued

Thula Sindi opens stand alone store

After showing at South Africa Fashion Week in 2005, Thula Sindi (Lisof graduate 2004) started developing his own range, which hit the runway at SAFW 2006, that year he earned a semi-finalist spot at the Nederburg Rare Fashion Finds competition. He has gone on to show his collections in Hong Kong, Beijing, New York, Lagos, Paris … Continued

Ashley Willows: Lisof student & Miss SA TEEN

  Lisof students come from all walks of life. They bring with them their experiences, perceptions and world views. From first year they open themselves to expression of the self and bring their twist to their work. When one thinks beauty queen, many stereotypes fly up into the air. Crowns, glitter dresses and bling bling … Continued


“The best thing is to look natural, but it takes make-up to look natural” – Calvin Klein The two-year make-up course at within the LISOF Fashion Degree, enables you to master the art of Fashion Make-up. You may also opt for the 6 Month Short Course which teaches the basics, including bridal and catwalk fashion. … Continued


The world of media is extensive, ever-evolving field of communication within which fashion media has its own niche – from print to digital, written to visual, personal to social – the medium is the message and the messenger. If communication is your thing then you may want to get involved in this dynamic, challenging industry; … Continued


“I’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker colour” Nhlanhla Masemola, 3rd year student Nhlanhla Masemola is a young dynamic Fashion Design student at LISOF. He has had a passion for designing since he was 12 years old. He views fashion as an art form and in particularly, designing to him is creating art. He is … Continued

Why Lisof

LISOF has the reputation of being the most progressive fashion design school and retail education institution in Africa. Our alumni populate fashion and retail environments throughout the world and our degrees in fashion are well sought after in the industry.

Styling 101

What does it take to be a stylist in the fashion industry? For one, a natural ability to understand proportion, colour combinations and an eye for detail. However, that can take you only so far, having a technical understanding of fabric drape, textures and fashion cycles and trends is something that can be learned.

LISOF Open Evening 2015 Speaker Profile: Roman Handt

As we’re preparing for the first Open Evening in Blairgowrie, we’ll be profiling the guest speakers for our Industry Talks. Learn more about Roman Handt: What does he do: Roman specializes in menswear redefining the traditional scope of the genre by emphasizing fit and tailoring of garments,

LISOF 2014 Fashion Show Game-changers win complimentary Opel Adams

  2014 was a fantastic year. LISOF turned 20 years old and we celebrated this anniversary with our biggest fashion show to date – a collaboration with Opel to launch their Adam range.

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