MAKING PATTERNS X!ACT

A personal experience by Stacey Grant Fun, exciting, confidence-boosting, time saving and easy are but a few words that are now synonymous with my experience using the X!act Patternmaker.   At the thought of constructing patterns, my mind would simply spin and my head... read more

WHERE DO DAMAGED CLOTHES GO?

Ever wondered what would happen to your clothes if you donated them because they were damaged, or some other reason? I’ll tell you what: They get sent to a middle man, who promise to sell these second-hand garments, and when they can’t, one of two things happen: these... read more

IF THERE WAS EVER A TIME TO THRIFT, IT’S NOW

As it turns out my writing skills have been on lockdown as well. To break out of this devastating writer’s block, I’ve decided to bring you some tips on how to come out looking fresher than ever without further blowing your budget. Thrifting has recently... read more

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO FASHION TRENDS AFTER COVID-19?

I’ve got tea, very valuable tea. Through research and help from several professionals in the industry, I have brought you the impacts Covid- 19 could possibly have on the fashion industry. If there is one thing that is pretty clear during this time, it’s... read more

ARCHETYPES AND THEIR INFLUENCE IN FASHION

There has often been a time where people have been on a quest for belonging—through race, status and belief, and we have developed plenty means to fit in, whether it be with the way we dress or the way we behave, through subcultures and archetypes. An archetype is... read more

THE INS AND OUTS OF A FASHION SHOOT

Article By: Bianca van Nieuwenhuizen The Fashion Communication Students of North West School of Design (NWSD) were assigned to plan and direct a fashion shoot for collections that were showcased at the 2019 Platinum Fashion Festival.  I will be telling you more about... read more

IS FASHION ART?

Art is often viewed as a form of self-expression, and also subjective, often created based on aesthetics and trends. The same goes for fashion design, and there has frequently been an argument over whether fashion is art. Matter of the fact is, fashion can be either... read more