#MyFashionCareer’s top selfies – how the entrants have presented themselves

The #MyFashionCareer competition is closed. We received over 2000 entries – Wow!! If you’re not already aware of the fantastic opportunity that LISOF, SA’s leading school of Fashion and Retail was running, then you’re in for a treat. Fashion visionaries stand a chance of winning 1 of 4 bursaries to kick-start an awesome Fashion and … Continued

See you in the new year! Study FASHION at LISOF in 2017.

Hey fashionistas, thank-you for another amazing year in fashion. Twenty sixteen has been an interesting one for everyone. Study fashion at LISOF in 2017! Please note that LISOF campuses are closed from 15 December 2016 until 3rd January 2017. Any inquiries will only be answered next year. During the break consider which Fashion Course you … Continued

Fashion Show 2016 Winner: Best Ready-To-Wear Range by Faida Chikwatu

Q&A with Faida Chikwatu, Winner of the Best Graduate Ready-to-Wear collection at this years Fashion Show. What was your inspiration? Even though I’m Muslim, I was still curious and intrigued by the culture and ethnicity of the Arab lifestyle. Through my research I had gathered a look and feel for my range at the 2016 … Continued

#MyFashionCareer entries are closed!

It’s been an exciting run for the fashion hopefuls who have taken on the challenge of entering the LISOF #MyFashionCareer bursary competition. Entrants have submitted their documents, qualifications and fashion-forward selfies, in the hopes of winning a coveted bursary to the value of R730 000 to study at LISOF, SA’s leading school of Fashion and Retail … Continued

Fashion Show 2016: Winner Best Menswear Range by Mikhile du Plessis

3rd year BA Fashion Design student, gives us her insights into her graduate menswear collection; “AWAKEN” by Mikhile du Plessis for the LISOF Fashion Show 2016.   “A garment must work for the wearer, not the other way around – that is what design is about” quote by Mikhile What is your inspiration for your menswear … Continued

Fashion Show 2016: Winner Best Couture Range by Charlene van Rooyen

Last week Thursday, 24 November, LISOF showcased their 22nd annual fashion show at The Tin Factory to fashion media, retailers, bloggers and friends and family. From first year to third year, each design student showcased their own design according to a theme. During the fashion show dress rehearsals, the judges watched each outfit down the … Continued

Save the Date: LISOF’s 22nd Annual Fashion Show

LISOF’s 22nd annual fashion show is next week Thursday, 24 November at The Tin Factory. Join us to see the young talent on the rise with their collections. From 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Design Students showcasing their work down the runway. Tickets for the public are available on the 22nd November. For more detail … Continued


Start your career in fashion at LISOF! LISOF, the most progressive Fashion Design & Retail Academy, is opening the doors to the world of fashion for South Africa’s youth by giving away four bursaries to the value of R730 000* in its #MyFashionCareer bursary competition. Cool creatives with a passion for fashion and a determination for … Continued

6 Tips for managing the year end stresses of 2016 – By student Tasarnia Dhuloo

6 Tips for managing the year end stresses of 2016. Picture taken from @iamdrewscott on Instagram Its not a secret that as the year end draws eminently closer and the promise of a long awaited holiday is finally in sight we find ourselves stressing about all the work we need to finish so we can … Continued

Dream big with a career in the world of fashion

LISOF, the most progressive Fashion Design & Retail Academy, is opening the doors to the world of fashion for South Africa’s youth by giving away four bursaries to the value of R730 000* in its #MyFashionCareer bursary competition. Cool creatives with a passion for fashion and a determination for the business of Fashion and Retail can … Continued

Fashion Photography: Student Work

Third year fashion students were tasked to shoot a LISOF advertising campaign. They needed to organise their model, clothing, lighting, mood and take the actual photographs themselves. After the shoot, students are required to retouch their images and add effects to express their version of the LISOF ad campaign brief. Herewith are several successful images … Continued

LISOF Grad shows at South African Menswear SS16

LISOF graduate, Nao Serati, featured his collection at South African Menswear Week SS16/17  in Cape Town this week. On the collection: “The collection actually doesn’t have a name. It’s inspired by girl groups – SWV, Destiny’s Child – and the unity that they have even though the groups were made up by individuals. I feel … Continued

10 Reasons to study your Honours at LISOF

The proposed new Honours course will comprise a five-part structure. Each component is a real-world version of the subjects delivered under the accredited BA: Honours in Fashion, currently offered at Lisof, and includes a practical component. The fundamental concept is aligned to a constructivist paradigm whereby students build knowledge and accumulate skills through experience-based activity … Continued

Lisof Student racks up fashion awards

My name is Crystelle Natasha Khan. I was born in 1993 and my family and I lived in Mutare (Zimbabwe). We later on moved to Harare where I attended High School at Heritage Senior School. In 2013, I moved to Johannesburg, South Africa and started pursuing my formal studies in Fashion Design at LISOF (Fashion … Continued

Start your career in the business of fashion with the LISOF BCom Degree

You can stand a chance of winning a part-bursary to study the first Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Fashion from LISOF. To qualify you need: 80% in Math Lit    OR    60% in Core Math    AND    University Exemption, PLUS you need to come in and write the LISOF BCom Assessment Test and … Continued

5 Questions to ask when selecting a Certified Tertiary Institution

The 5 A’s to choosing the right tertiary institution. Questions to ask the institution you wish to study at. Are they:   Academically sound   Accountable   Adaptable   Accordant requirements   Authentic   Academically sound: Is the institution registered and accredited by the South African education regulators? This is vital when selecting an institution, … Continued

Class of 2015 Graduation

Student Representative Council student, Samantha Mathews shares her review regarding the Graduation of Class 2015. On the 12th May 2016 the Class of 2015 from the LISOF Blairgowrie and Pretoria Campus successfully graduated. The ceremony was held at the Dimension Data Office Park in the Wanderers Building. Students and parents were smartly dressed, walking around with … Continued

15 LISOF BCom Degree in Fashion Bursaries on offer!

Lisof, Africa’s most progressive fashion design school and retail education institution, is thrilled to announce its newly accredited BCom Fashion Degree. As the pioneer in fashion education, Lisof will start its new Bcom Fashion Degree in January 2017. This addition to Lisof’s course offerings is truly unique in the fashion education landscape, as it recognises … Continued

Top 10 Careers in Fashion

With the launch of the first Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Fashion in South Africa, CEO of LISOF, Shana Rosenthal, outlined the top 10 career paths pupils could consider in the fashion and retail industries:  Planner: Merchandise planning is a systematic approach aimed at maximising return on investment through planning sales and inventory to increase … Continued

Higher Certificate in Fashion

The Higher Certificate in Fashion is a fully accredited 1 year Full-Time programme that offers a wide range of subject choices relating to fashion, from the design disciplines through to business subjects. Our courses have been developed by leaders in fashion and retail with a view to giving you the most progressive and relevant education … Continued

SA’s first BCom Degree in Fashion: Apply Today!

LISOF’s newly accredited and developed BCom in Fashion is truly unique in the fashion education landscape as it recognises that the market for employment in the fashion industry has shifted towards contextualised business disciplines, such as fashion retail. In this degree, LISOF offers a balanced focus on the science, art and business of fashion. The … Continued

Day 2: SA Fashion Week Spring Summer 2016

Herewith are highlights that #LISOFloves of Day 2 at SA Fashion Week SS16 Collections: WITH By Dean Hauptfleisch (LISOF Alumnus) Keys Fashion Rubicon Images courtesy of: safashionweek.co.za

DAY 1: SA Fashion Week Spring Summer 2016

Herewith are highlights that #LISOFloves of Day 1 at SA Fashion Week SS16 Collections: Gert-Johan Coetzee We see a confident, feminine quite flamboyant woman wearing these designs. They are curve conscious and textural too, with black pleats to an orange soft puff ball. The finale dress was truly a showstopper! Clive Rundle The volume of … Continued

LISOF Alumni LUMIN-ating the way

“LUMIN is a contemporary South African women’s wear brand that defines its aesthetic by capturing the presence of light and the cover of darkness, and the way shadows bend over surfaces and sunlight illuminates dark corners. Easy-to-wear and urban, LUMIN’s design philosophy embodies varying degrees of soft and hard, light and dark, symmetry and asymmetry.” … Continued

Lisof introducing BCOM in Fashion

#MBFWJ16 Designer Focus: Mille Collines

We fell in love with Mille Collines at Mercedes Fashion Week Joburg 2016. With a sport luxe feel, the models walked with a sense of strength. Designs made as a tribute to the everyday women. Waking up, taking kids to school, going to work, then going for cocktails with friends. She has purpose, she lives … Continued

Day 1 of #MBFWJ16

Here are our Top 5 Looks from each show on opening night of Mercedez Benz Fashion Week 2016. To start your career in fashion view which courses would best suit you: CLICK HERE. First up was Khosi Nkosi Next up was Marianne Fassler of Leopard Frock Third on the ramp was the collection of Stefania … Continued

Start your Fashion Career at LISOF

Start your Fashion journey with LISOF. Whether it be as a Fashion Designer, Fashion Buyer, Photographer, Trends Forecaster, Stylist, Planner, Visual Merchandiser, Editor …there are a wide range of fashion careers for YOU. LISOF graduates populate the fashion industry locally as well as internationally.   Come write an Assessment Test this Friday, 4 March 2016 … Continued

For the Fun of Fendi

The gorgeous frivolous frilly accessories at Fendi caught our eye at this years Milan Fashion Week Autumn Winter Collections. Frills, fur and fluff being the operative words – the bags, shoes and eye-wear had us swooning. The make-up was also so much fun! Fendi is definitely attracting the younger crowd with these details, expertly manufactured … Continued

Milan Fashion Week: For the love of Prada

The PRADA AW16 Collection is “Embracing Life” as quoted by Muiccia. The collection showed beautiful fabrication, layering and accessories. The use of belted corset was a feature running through the line. Textured materials with artwork prints and bags often worn as messengers, told a story of a strong woman. Bavarian-styled lace up boots, chunky worker … Continued

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