Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Forever Black

At the SSAFW office we love wearing black, so for this year's student competition we asked entrants to re-invent the little black dress using recycled material. The announcement of the winner was made during SSAFW. Congratulations to Julia Cronje (from Durban University of Technology) from the team at SSAFW! - DA

SSAFW - 19th September 209

Last day of SSAFW - Blasoen, Sies! Isabelle, Narain Samy, Thunderstorm, Soul Child, Soda, Vino, Colleen Eitzen, Amanda Laird Cherry, Clive Rundle. Catch up with us in Cape Town next week for our regional collections. - DA

SSAFW - 18th September 2009

More fabulous collections from Terrence Bray, Ephymol, Tiaan Nagel, Guillotine, RjKay Creations, Gugulam, Lebo Mash, House of Olé and Loxion Kulca. - DA

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

More Blogs About SSAFW

Here are some more links to check out:

Thanks Adhiambo! - DA

Blogs About SSAFW

Check out the following blogs about SSAFW:

Thanks Modise! - DA

Sanlam Fashion Journalism Awards 2009

(l-r) Nataniël, Jenny Andrew (2009 winner), Dion Chang, MiIisuthando Bongela (2009 winner). COngratulations fabulous ladies! - DA

Friday, September 18, 2009

Jameson Styles SSAFW VIP Lounge

Check out our fabulous VIP lounge at SSAFW. Thanks jameson! - DA

SSAFW - 17th September 2009

Two, Ruby, Lunar, Gideon and Abigail Betz, all fabulous shows!!! - DA

Thursday, September 17, 2009

SSAFW - 16th September 2009

Marize Malan Wins Mr Price Elle New Talent Awards! Congratualtions Marize! Black Coffee show, absolutely fabulous, 54 buyers attended. To end off Barbie celebrated her 50th birthday with a spectacular show, amazing Barbie inspired outfits from some of SA's top designers! We had over 4500 visitors at SSAFW yesterday, get down to the Sandton Convention Centre and make sure you do not miss out! - DA

Evian...Live Young...Jean Paul Gaultier Style

Remaining true to tradition, Evian natural mineral water has once again partnered with an internationally acclaimed designer to produce a unique and exclusive creation.
Celebrate in an extravagant way the essence of natural purity. With giant crystals revealing a shimmering gown, oversized letters generously enveloping the bottle, and a play on transparency and optical illusions... this special edition Evian bottle offers an extravagant celebration of the simplicity of pure beauty.
Magnified by a unique colour so very much his own, the majestic blue that offers a subtle reminder of a famous marinière, the Evian bottle by Jean Paul Gaultier is already widely coveted and will soon be gracing every table. To be appreciated alone or as a pair, these playful and lively objects emphasize the clearness of the meeting between the designer and his source of inspiration, Evian natural mineral water.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Last night at the Judging. The Collections of the young designers are well thought through, creative, well researched and well made. WELL DONE!!
Show is going to be great. See you there... LB

Monday, September 14, 2009

build up at Sandton Convention Centre

There is only one thing more exciting than a designer fitting and store opening and that is the build up of the Auditoriums, VIP and Media lounges, make-up and hair rooms and all the beautiful Exhibition stands at SSAFW.
The growth of the Creative Fashion Design Industry over the past 13 years at SAFW is astounding.
We started with 17 designers showing their collections in 1997. This year 42 designers are showing their collections and 120 exhibitors are selling from their stands at the Exhibition.
We open on the 16th September @ 11am - see for more. LB

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Barbie Car

The fittings for the Barbie show took place at the office last week, Greg arrived in his fabulous branded Barbie 50th year celebration car! Want to have a ride and enjoy the ultimate Barbie experience at Cup? Visit the Barbie stand at SSAFW, Sandton Convention Centre, from 16th to 19th September 2009 to book your Barbie experience. - DA

SSAFW in Hyde Park - Johannesburg

Artist and designer Gina Waldman did the most beautiful paper installation for SSAFW in the Exclusive Books window. Thank you Gina!!!! Gina is TWO... one sister and another sister Caren makes two very successful and creative sisters. LB

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Forever Black - Student Competition 2009

These are some pics of some of the entries for this year's student competition, Forever Black. Students were asked to create a lbd made entirely from recycled material. Judging took place on Wednesday...keep your eye out for the announcement of the finalists...more pics to come. - DA

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Clive's Rundle's Spring

Over the past weeks Clive sent me these pictures of his garden. It is a privilege to be let into his world. LB