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

Top 5 Best Dressed at The iHeartRadio Music Awards

From bold and metallic, to chic and lace, the stars definitely brought their fire at The iHeartRadio Music Awards, held in Inglewood, California on 11 March 2018. The iHeartRadio Music Awards’ annual event celebrates the biggest names in the business. Nominees are based on the music heard throughout the year on the iHeartRadio Station. Hosted By … Continued

Drones, The Queen and A Whole Lot of Pride

With fashion month coming to a close for it’s Autumn Winter 2018 showcases, it’s a great time to reflect on all that happened. New York Fashion Week held the usual suspects such as Alexander Wang and his Matrix inspirations of black leather and the very on-trend barely there sunglasses. Tom Ford held a 1980’s revival … Continued

The Top 10 Fashion Careers You Should Look Into

For some, fashion is the final frontier of popular culture, and for others, the overly pampered lapdog of the fine arts. Fact is, too many people perceive the business to be what they see in a shopping mall or as blazoned on Instagram. Few people truly understand the real world of fashion, and its big … Continued

A runway report of ‘Woman is a Word’

by Reneilwe Masekoameng original article: https://fiveheadfashion.wordpress.com/2017/11/26/woman-is-a-word-by-taku-dlamini/ 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watch LISOF 2015 Fashion Show on DSTV Tonight!

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

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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

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