Turn Your Higher Certificate Into a Degree: Here’s How

It’s pretty easy to see how fashion changes lives. From groundbreaking designs which inspire people throughout the world, to fashion aimed at making statements, politically, socially or otherwise. At LISOF, it’s entirely possible you’ve had your life change through the education you’ve received, and the network you’ve built. You’ve also put blood, sweat and tears … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watch LISOF 2015 Fashion Show on DSTV Tonight!

Tips to surviving 1st year at LISOF

“First year was a very exciting and apprehensive at the same time, these 5 tips helped me to get into the mix and transcend through the year.” – Lauren, Lisof 2015 Graduate TIP 1. Contrary to what most believe, fashion students don’t go into class with full hair and make-up, but having a matte lipstick  … 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

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

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

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

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 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

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