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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SABC 3 video

LISOF featured on SABC 3  –  Expresso Show where the Future of Fashion is discussed. To learn more about each course – get in touch regarding our BA Degree and Diploma courses, Higher Certificate and Short Courses, as well as the Honours Programme. Call a councilor today: Blairgowrie, Johannesburg Campus : 0113261698 Hatfield, Pretoria Campus: … Continued

Upcycling Fashion

On Friday 29 January, Lisof, revived the outdated and discarded into contemporary style statements. First year Johannesburg and Pretoria students registered at this prestigious school were given the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity and flair for fashion at an introductory fashion show of designs made from recyclable materials. Miss Earth South Africa, Carla Viktor joined … 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

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

Life after Lisof

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

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

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

WHY STUDY AN HONOURS IN FASHION?

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

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

MASTERING FASHION MAKE-UP

“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

FASHION MEDIA: #DAZED

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

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.

Pave the Way to your Future as A Successful Fashionista

Fashion design is one of the most sought after design courses in South Africa, producing thousands of graduates every year. Not only is a fashion design course an exciting journey, it is dynamic, upbeat and interesting too. As the world of fashion continues to grow and evolve on local soil, fashion-forward individuals are staking their claim … Continued

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