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

The SAFW A/W 18 Countdown

Our countdown to SA Fashion week 2018 Autumn/Winter has begun, and the excitement is REAL! To get into the fashion festivities, let’s take a look back to what the designers of SA Fashion week brought to the runway in the last three years. ‘SA Fashion week is committed to developing excellence and growth in a … Continued

Congratulations LISOF Fashion Show 2017 Winners

[row xclass=”post”] [column md=”8″] Pitsi Kewana: Best Commercial 3rd year Range What was the name of your collection and why? The collection was called “Dr Jekyll & Ms Bloom”, and it was based on the idea of two personalities living in one person, but unlike Dr Jekyll & Mr Hide who were at odds with … Continued

The future of fashion takes to the catwalk

LISOF, Africa’s most progressive fashion design and retail education institution, is presenting its 23rd annual fashion show on 23 November 2017. The event also marks the 10th anniversary of the school’s Pretoria campus. “Nobody with an interest in the future of fashion can afford to miss this show,” says Shana Rosenthal, CEO and founder of … Continued

LISOF x Tammy Taylor MRS SA COLLABORATION – Engineered Denim

by Caileigh Jayne Davis 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. Being at the educational forefront means that LISOF doesn’t follow the … Continued

Journey of ‘The Future Consumer’

by Artho Eksteen   Fashion and trends are two totally intertwined concepts that are impossible to function without the integral link between them. Trends are repeatedly influencing the fashion industry, while the fashion industry is simultaneously creating and amplifying new trends. This is not just applicable for the fashion industry but also other creative fields … 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

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

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

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:

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

#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

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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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

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 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

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,

Open Day Speaker | CHRIS MACWADE

1. Why did you choose Lisof? I chose Lisof because fashion theory as a field in South Africa (and even globally) is relatively small. Relatively, fashion receives little attention from academics. This makes the theory of fashion and design particularly exciting – there is room to move and to create fashion scholarship as the discipline … Continued

Open Day Speaker | ANISA MPUNGWE

1. Personal highlights in your career? Winning ELLE NEW TALENT in 2008   2. Future aspirations? I hope my new Anisa for MRP collection is worn by as many people as possible!   If you are interested in what Anisa is doing with Loin Cloth & Ashes you can follow her here or come and … Continued

Open Day Speaker | KYLE BOSHOFF

1. The LISOF Life Lesson? All throughout my career in Communications at African Fashion International, as Assistant Editor at VOILA! magazine and in my time as a freelance stylist, I came into regular contact with Lisofians and I realized that Lisof really is the perfect bridge between dreaming the dream and having to actually make … Continued


1. Why did you choose Lisof? Because I had spoken to a few people who told me it was the best… when I had my entry interview I was convinced 2. The Lisof life lesson? You have to eat, sleep and breathe fashion in order to make it at LISOF and the industry thereafter 3. … Continued

Open Day Speaker | JESSICA LUPTON

1. Why did you choose Lisof? From the beginning I knew LISOF was right for me. It is by far the most glamorous college and many LISOF students have gone on to do great things in the industry. 2. The Lisof life lesson? The most valuable thing I learnt at LISOF was how to network. … Continued

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