LISOF lecturers always learning

“Staff are engaging with the concept of teaching and learning and sharing methods to enable them to think out the box. The concept of being able to extend ourselves and be constantly up skilled by our academic head and assistant head. Encouraged to share and enjoy in developing ways to improve the experience for the … 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

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

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

Design Indaba 2018: The Magic Moments

The week of the Design Indaba 2018 felt like stuff out of the movies – you know, the kind that leaves you at the edge of your seat, star-struck-type vibes, gushing, groupie-like pandering? Yes, that type of insane admiration! Hosted at the LISOF Johannesburg campus, there was a true feeling of wonderment in every attendee … Continued

Design Indaba 2018: The role of innovative design for social change

Hard times require us to dig deep – sometimes it means digging into our creative minds, imagining the impossible. This is what we experience in the innovations of designers on the second day of the Design Indaba 2018. Kenyan user experience designer, Mark Kamau and Renata Souza, a product designer and healthcare innovator from Mexico, … Continued

Africa’s time to shine at the Design Indaba 2018

The first day of the Design Indaba Simulcast held at LISOF, Blairgworie kicked off its first speaker slot with the intriguing, Zimbabwean-born Sunu Gonera, a filmmaker who draws many of his influences from the dusty townships streets where he grew up. When Gonera was a child, the War of Independence in Zimbabwe was at its … 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

Phillip Chen: Up & Coming Designer

Phillip Chen, an aspiring up and coming fashion designer. He has a unique view on fashion and all the behind the scene info on his adventure of trying to make it within the industry. A second year student at LISOF, Phillip has applied the knowledge he has learnt to his own work and produced trendy and … Continued


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


“I’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker colour” Nhlanhla Masemola, 3rd year student Nhlanhla Masemola is a young dynamic Fashion Design student at LISOF. He has had a passion for designing since he was 12 years old. He views fashion as an art form and in particularly, designing to him is creating art. He is … Continued

LISOF 2014 Fashion Show Game-changers win complimentary Opel Adams

  2014 was a fantastic year. LISOF turned 20 years old and we celebrated this anniversary with our biggest fashion show to date – a collaboration with Opel to launch their Adam range.

Part-time Short Courses offered at LISOF

LISOF’s part-time short courses are a viable alternative to full-time study and could be the beginning of your journey into the fascinating worlds of fashion and beauty. There are short courses in Fashion Photography, Garment Construction, Pattern Design, Fashion Design, Make-up and Adobe® Illustrator & Photoshop. They are presented at our campus in Johannesburg over … Continued

ELLE Style Reporter 2012

With a near 300 entries this year for the ELLE Style Reporter 2012 in association with Blackberry it’s no surprise that LISOF would be representing in a big way. On the 18th of September 2012 the 18 semi-finalists were announced and the very talented Phendu Kuta just so happened to be in the mix! J … Continued

Fashion Olympics – Suzaan Heyns representing in London

Last week LISOF alumni and ex-lecturer, Suzaan Heyns, jetted off to London to showcase during the 2012 Olympic Games. An initiative of the Department of Arts and Culture, 9 South African designers were invited to showcase collections based on different era’s in South African history, on London’s South Bank at the Queen Elizabeth Hall as … Continued

YDE and LISOF… Do it again

We all know the saying, “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it!” What fitting words to describe the repetition of the valuable collaboration between LISOF and YDE.   This past Saturday, the 28th of July 2012, YDE Cresta asked for assistance from LISOF to launch their new Summer Collection. Think PINK FLAMINGO’S!!! In celebration of this … Continued

Drew Henry – Making waves across the Pond

They say you can take the boy out of Africa, but you can’t take Africa out of the boy.  Drew Henry, whom graduated from LISOF in 2007, recently graduated from the acclaimed Central Saint Martins in London. Drew elected to further his fashion studies with a Fashion and Marketing degree after completing his studies at LISOF, … Continued

Meet the team behind Protégé Vol. 2

Last year saw the much-lauded inaugural issue of Protégé magazine come to life. A student publication – run and conceptualized by LISOF students from both Pretoria and Johannesburg campuses, Protégé Vol. 1 broke new ground by becoming the first student-run and institutional fashion publication on the continent. Introducing – the new team behind Africa’s glossiest … Continued

Competition Update : Calling all Graduates!

The Renault – SA Fashion Week New Talent Search is a new initiative that will, not only identify South Africa’s hottest design talent, but also provide the winning designer with a springboard (and therefore competitive business advantage) into SA’s vibrant fashion arena.   HOW TO ENTER The competition is open only to new and emerging … Continued

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