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Project Runway SA winner, Kentse Masilo experiencing New York Fashion Week for the very first time

For over 20 years TRESemmé has been the official haircare sponsor for New York Fashion, bringing some of the best looks to the runway. The TRESemmé brand believes in equipping women with quality products which allow them to seamlessly achieve a salon style finish in the comfort of their homes, giving them the confidence to walk two inches taller.

Empowering women and exposing them to worlds where fashion and hair meet is a priority for TRESemmé, and this partnership with Kentse Masilo is testament to that.

Hair styling is an essential part of fashion, it complements the full look and allows women to exude confidence from head-to-toe. As a haircare brand, TRESemmé understands the importance of making women look and feel good and working alongside celebrity hairstylists such as Justine Marjan at New York Fashion Week is the ideal platform for this.

Justine Marjan is an award-winning Global Stylist known for creating iconic looks on some of the most world’s most familiar faces. From Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian to Olivia Culpo, Lily Aldridge, Ashley Graham, Dove Cameron and Kerry Washington. Justine aims to bring the TRESemmé brand ambition to life by arming women around the world with the tips and tools they need to put their best foot forward.

“With over 70 years in the Industry, New York Fashion Week continues to be one of our greatest highlights each year. What makes this year even more special is being able to use this platform to introduce one of South Africa’s young talented designers to the New York Fashion week runway where she will be able to come into close contact with leading fashion designers and hairstylists. We also cannot wait to showcase our product capabilities and share some of the runway hair trends with our South African consumers, “says Nicole Currie, TRESemmé Junior Brand Manager.

This year, TRESemmé will collaborate with several designers throughout the week to create fashion-forward looks, including Kate Spade, Cuchnie et Ochs, Christian Siriano, Jonathan Simkhai, Rebecca Minkoff, Prabal Gurung, Carolina Herrera, Alice + Olivia, Naeem Khan and Oscar De La Renta.

Join and follow the conversation throughout the week on FacebookInstagram and Twitter #InspiredbyNYFW  #TRESNYFW.


PUMA & SANKUANZ Break Streetstyle Stereotypes with Collection

Breaking streetstyle stereotypes, PUMA partners with Chinese emerging fashion label, SANKUANZ for a utilitarian-influenced collection. Streetwear is reinterpreted with a rebellious voice; fragments of contemporary art is paired with vintage sportswear and sleek uniforms.

LVMH Prize Semi-Finalist Shangguan Zhe is behind SANKUANZ and has been making waves in international fashion week circuits. His designs are symbolically charged, conjuring up images which encapsulate subcultures.

Highlights of this collection include custom editions of the Cali, Cell Endura and RS-X silhouettes, featuring vibrant neon pops, over-exaggerated soles and reflective overlays. The apparel incorporates a combination of football jacquards, vintage and tech materials, with a clash of green and purple colours.

 

The PUMA x SANKUANZ collection will be available at PUMA SELECT, X-Trend, Archive, Superbalist, Street Cred and selected retailers from 8 February 2019.


PUMA RS-X Trophies

PUMA is keeping the momentum strong with their RS chronicles – the launch of the RS-X Trophies, this latest iteration of the RS-X sneaker celebrates the extreme reinvention of fame in the era of social media and reality television.

Built with RS technology on the midsole, the bulky silhouette with mesh and textile upper is stylishly decked with leather overlays. Elevating the look with gold accents along the quarter panels, the sneakers in PUMA Black – PUMA Team Gold colourway are embossed with a textile heel piece and moulded sockliner with specific RS branding.

The RS-X Trophies sneaker officially drops on 1 February 2019 for R1 999 at PUMA stores, sportscene, X-Trend, Side Step, Superbalist, Jack Lemkus and selected retailers.


Students wow judges at Vodacom Durban July

Despite the winter chill, the heat was turned up on the fashion season as a huge group of hopeful students converged on Greyville Racecourse hoping to make the semi-final round of the prestigious Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award, presented by Durban Fashion Fair.

Ayanda Jukuja (left) snaps a selfie with (from left) Merushka Pillay, Upasana Nunkumar and Jade Wells at the first round of judging for the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award, presented by Durban Fashion Fair.

Over a 120 students representing six fashion design colleges from across the province nervously packed into the Steward’s Room, waiting for their chance to appear before the judges and explain their interpretation of the theme “It Is Time”.

Ayanda Jukuja (left) snaps a selfie with Merushka Pillay at the first round of judging for the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award, presented by Durban Fashion Fair.

The panel of judges included well known Durban designers Terrence Bray and Sandile ‘Duke’ Mngadi, lecturer Greg Wallace, and Sindi Shangase from the Durban Fashion Fair, co-ordinated by Vodacom Durban July Fashion Programme director Tiffany Prior.

Quinton Hlongwane (left)a third year student at the Lindiwe Khuzwayo Academy, shows off his Roman inspired menswear, modelled by Bongani Khumalo at the first round of judging for the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award, presented by Durban Fashion Fair.

“It was a long and agonising session, but it was quite interesting, especially the interpretations of the theme ,” said Shangase after the marathon judging session.

“Some designers were so close to the theme and some were so far off you could see that they didn’t understand the theme itself.

“Some of the designers that were spot on theme were let down by poor execution, while others who missed the theme came forward with so really great execution in their garments,” she added. “That made the judging tough.”

She said that the depth and quality of the entry had made judging difficult, but left her inspired.

“It gives us hope in terms of the future that there are more designers come up and willing to join the industry.”

The thirty semi-finalists will come before another panel of judges at the popular fashion show at Greyville Racecourse on Tuesday 19 June, where the entry will be reduced to ten finalists. Entry to the show is free of charge.

The finalists chosen for the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award, presented by Durban Fashion Fair are:
Makhosazana Ntshangase, Nonjabulo Shabalala, Nosipho Ntuli, Makhosazana Ntshangase, Siyabonga Phakathi, Tayla Simpson, Chané Lange, Kelly Knock, Zintle Poswa, Nicola Colyn, Nhlosenhle Cele, Babalwa Matiyela, Yowa Batubenga, Silungile Dlamini, Nhlakanipho Ximba, Alexandra van Heerden, Tebogo Mokope, Andile Nsele, Minenhle Memela, Thobile Dlamini, Kelly Love, Aaliah Docrat, Mhlengi Mngoma, Siyabonga Mahlaba, Georgino Brink, Masego Motseokae, Sicelinhlanhla Ngcobo, Gracious Lubisi.


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