Design Indaba Simulcast 2019

By Anel van Vuuren Lisof hosted the Design Indaba Simulcast 2019 at Joburg Campus. Students and staff created an artistic atmosphere which is united with the Design Indaba themes of sustainability and creativity. With five classrooms used to showcase the live broadcasts directly from Cape Town each one decorated using sustainable, upcycled and recycled items … Continued

A runway report of ‘Woman is a Word’

by Reneilwe Masekoameng original article: images by Lebogang Ditibane and Taku Dlamini illustration by Taku Dlamini   “The collection is about women empowerment,” says Dlamini. Describing her collection as a labour of love, third year LISOF design student, Taku Dlamini, showcased her first ever collection “Woman Is A Word”, and the crowd was enthralled! Confidently bringing … Continued

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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

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

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.

Tips on How to Create Your Own Design Space

You’ve completed your fashion design course and are ready to face the competitive world of haute couture. You are in the position to reminisce on the days where you spent hours in garment construction classes or revising the history of fashion for your exams and assignments. You are not afraid of dreaming big and you … Continued


Marianne Fassler’s work has been respected by dignitaries from all over the world because of the authenticity in her heritage. One could place her name next to the likes of Vivienne Westwood, and appropriately so, as her designs convey her legacy, political commentary and passion for craftsmanship. After years of working her way to the … Continued

Explore Career Opportunities

As you finish up with your studies in fashion design, you begin the next journey of looking for employment. Not only is this daunting, it is also a necessary and imperative step.Employment will ensure a regular income while also guaranteeing that you are able to utilise your skills and fulfil your passion. It is the … Continued

SmARTy Pants

Over the last two weeks the third years have been trying to associate a connection between art and fashion in trend and fashion theory classes. In a school where every student has an opinion and every opinion must be considered, it’s like watching a debate on Jerry Springer with impeccable clothes. There are several questions … Continued

Unsex Me Now

Inspiration behind Unsex Me Now The woman I sought to portray – inspiration wise – is a hybrid of Lady MacBeth’s cruel sexuality and what would be an uber-modern Dominique Francon. The garments – which swing from a removed, minimal and alienating white collection [by Designer James Poulsen] to an ethereal – and almost sinister … 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


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

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