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

Fashion design graduate spotlight

We shine the spotlight on fashion design graduate: Shanae Van Loggerenberg. This Human of LISOF graduated in 2017 with a BA Degree Fashion in Design. She knew that fashion was for her literally a month before class started and grew through the years to develop her graduate range: ‘Distressed Perfection’. She chose to study fashion … 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

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

Orientation Best Accessory Winners

Congrats to the Orientation Best Accessory Winners! 1st Year Fashion students are a buzzing energy that adds new life and enthusiasm on campus and this year, the first year BA Degree, BCom Degree and Diploma Orientation Fashion Show was creative, bold and interesting. The brief was to create wearable garments from recycled materials. No conventional … 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

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

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

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

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

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 making radio waves

CEO, Shana Rosenthal was recently interviewed by fashionista 5fm DJ, Poppy Ntshongwana. LISOF has the reputation of being the most progressive forward thinking fashion education institution in South Africa. Studying at LISOF will afford you the opportunity to not only gain the necessary skills to work in the fashion industry, but to also be equipped … 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

#SAMW SS16

South African Menswear Week is Africa’s only stand-alone platform dedicated to the growth and promotion of menswear within the African continent. The designer line-up was stronger than ever before. A number of new and emerging menswear designers have been identified, and established designers have also joined the line-up. The venue to showcase the July SS16 collection was … Continued

Thula Sindi opens stand alone store

After showing at South Africa Fashion Week in 2005, Thula Sindi (Lisof graduate 2004) started developing his own range, which hit the runway at SAFW 2006, that year he earned a semi-finalist spot at the Nederburg Rare Fashion Finds competition. He has gone on to show his collections in Hong Kong, Beijing, New York, Lagos, Paris … 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.

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