LISOF lecturers always learning

“Staff are engaging with the concept of teaching and learning and sharing methods to enable them to think out the box. The concept of being able to extend ourselves and be constantly up skilled by our academic head and assistant head. Encouraged to share and enjoy in developing ways to improve the experience for the … Continued

Fashion design graduate spotlight

We shine the spotlight on fashion design graduate: Shanae Van Loggerenberg. This Human of LISOF graduated in 2017 with a BA Degree Fashion in Design. She knew that fashion was for her literally a month before class started and grew through the years to develop her graduate range: ‘Distressed Perfection’. She chose to study fashion … Continued

Get your fashion career started!

Fashion is not all about drawing sketches and  being famous for mingling with models. Being in the fashion industry has more depth than merely what is featured on fashion TV and magazines. Careers in fashion vary from retail to design to production and styling. The world of fashion is a multi-million dollar industry; just look … Continued

Careers in Fashion and design: Where to next?

Ever wondered about careers in fashion and design? The world of fashion and design is a beautiful place- from street wear to haut couture; there is a style to suit everyone. However, there are those who do not particularly aspire to create these garments yet still love the glamour of working within the fashion industry. … Continued

Mister Effortless

What does it take, to be Mister Effortless? We have composed 5 easy steps to being the ultimate Mister Effortless- He woke up like this!                                                              … Continued

Human of LISOF: Drew Henry now working at Celine

Drew Henry graduated from LISOF in 2007 and went off to the prestigious Central Saint Martins in London where he completed his BA Honours in Fashion Design and Marketing, First in his Class in 2012. He then went on to achieve his Masters in Womenswear in 2014. He is now a Junior Designer for Celine … Continued

LISOF x EDGARS UP-CYCLING COLLAB: Reengineered Denim Project

LISOF and Edgars have joined together to up-cycle denim product into new designer garments. 2nd year Design students at LISOF, were given youth brand denim product and briefed to up-cycle, reengineer and consider sustainable fashion practices when creating their one of a kind garment. These pieces will be available to purchase at a selected Edgars … Continued

CREATING “INTRAPRENEURS” TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN EMPLOYABILITY AND EMPLOYED

The term intrapreneur was first established by Gifford Pinchot who identified a need for “intra-corporate entrepreneurship”, an environment where the principle of free market entrepreneurship is applied within an organisation so that employees are freeIy allowed to innovate.  It is believed that this type of situation creates responsible people who are able to communicate, relate … Continued

South African Fashion Week from students’ perspective

SA Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 We think it’s safe to say that SA fashion week was not at all what we expected… Honestly, the experience exceeded our expectations by far! What started off as a project we took on to furthermore promote LISOF and learn more about the South African fashion industry; turned into three … Continued

Part Time Short Courses in Fashion at LISOF

LISOF offers 5 part time short courses every 20 weeks that aim to educate, expand skills and integrate years of industry knowledge to the next generation of fashion enthusiasts. Whether you are looking for a part time short course to brush up on your skills, or to learn a new skill set from scratch in … Continued

Rich Mnisi and Thebe Magugu Collaborate with Woolworths: Style by SA

Style by SA. The name says it all, South African style offering to a South African stylish public. We are super proud of Rich Mnisi and Thebe Magugu, two LISOF 2014 graduates that are constantly making waves and progressing their businesses in the fashion industry. Woolworths’ new initiative is collaborating with South Africa design talent … Continued

LISOF’s very own power couple

Today we celebrate Valentine’s Day with the love story of two fashion students. This power couple met when they were very young and fell in love at school, but they are not your ordinary student lovers. Meet power couple; Phindi and Tshepo Kgaudi. Phindi and Tshepo are married with two sons. They are both in … Continued

Orientation Best Accessory Winners

Congrats to the Orientation Best Accessory Winners! 1st Year Fashion students are a buzzing energy that adds new life and enthusiasm on campus and this year, the first year BA Degree, BCom Degree and Diploma Orientation Fashion Show was creative, bold and interesting. The brief was to create wearable garments from recycled materials. No conventional … Continued

Tips to guide you through the first year of fashion school

We searched the internet for the some helpful tips to guide you through  the first year of fashion school. Starting the new year at a tertiary institution can be daunting. New building, new people and nerves abound. At LISOF, most first years want to make a stylish first impression especially because you are attending one … Continued

#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

DREAM BIG WITH A CAREER IN THE WORLD OF FASHION

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

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

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

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