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

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

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

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

#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

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

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

Behind the Seams of the Fashion Industry

Alexa Chung, British model and TV presenter, is on a mission to investigate the hard work behind the glitz and glamour of the fashion industry. She teamed up with British Vogue to do a docu-series, interviewing designers, lecturers and industry people. Here are the first 5 episodes that will surely offer you insight as well … 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

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

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

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

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