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We love this street style post by Blogger Emma Menteath of My Life in Pink , showing how she rocks our Nick Coutts for MRP collaboration range.
Emma finishes her Nick Coutts for MRP look with a pair of our metallic footwear collaboration sandals. We have paired up with a local footwear manufacturer to create a range of genuine leather ladies sandals. The best part is that 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the sandals will be donated to the MRP Foundation’s programmes.
Find these beauts in selected stores and online at MRP.com at the end of October!
Photos by Justin Polkey
There’s just over one week to go until the talented finalists in the ELLE Rising Star Design Award in association with MRP and presented by AFI present their eight-piece collections at Africa Fashion Week on 29October.
We are excited to announce our newest addition to the judging panel – our reader judge, Pretoria-based Boitumelo Zitha. Here, we get to know Boitumelo, who will sit on our judging panel for the final round of judging and contribute to the growth of the local fashion industry.
Check out some sneak peeks of the super-talented finalists ranges below, starting with the exquisite detail from Frances Pauls collection:
Michelle van der Westhuizen’s collection titled, Coast-to-coast
Finalist Nadia Viljoen explores with digital printing, dip-dyeing, hand and spray painting
Jeandri Britz presents her collection: Solid Exterior, a palette of pale hues and contrasting fabrics.
Charis Dawson’s pixel inspired collection titled Digital Opacity
Charis Dawson gets down to pixels and the power of the holographic hashtag with her Digital Opacity collection
Simple lines, clean cuts and sports-inspired modernity from Kelli Botha’s The Androgonous Inside collection
Finalist Tamara Cherie Dyson mixes the striking with the subtle in her Geometrics collection. Expect new-season nudes and statement pieces in metallic leather.
Love what you see and more to see more? Our Rising Stars will be showing at this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa in Johannesburg on 29 October 2014 at Melrose Arch. Book your tickets at Webtickets and follow @mrpfashion @ellemagazinesa for news on how to book your seat!
Video courtesy of: Waldo Pretorius and images courtesy of: Kirsten Mackrill
NEWLY LAUNCHED AMBASSADOR & MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME
We are so super-excited to announce Anisa Mpungwe as the first official ambassador for the MRP Foundation’s newly-launched Ambassador & Mentorship programme. This programme provides significant individuals at the top of their field within the fashion and design world; with the opportunity to represent the organisation, while allowing them the chance to mentor previously unemployed young South Africans who are enrolled in the MRP Foundation’s JumpStart Programme. How cool is that!
On becoming an ambassador, Anisa says,
“I feel a great sense of responsibility. All these young minds are ready to learn and become something greater for their families, communities and most importantly, themselves. Who wouldn’t want to be part of that process? I am the eldest of three and from a young age, the importance of protecting my siblings and being an example to them was instilled in me. I turned thirty this year and I have realised that the first thirty years of my life were important for me to find myself and plant both feet on the ground. Going forward, everything I do must matter and I must build upon this solid ground.
In a few years, I would like to be able to tell my father (who was an ambassador for Tanzania in South Africa) “See Dad, in my way, I followed by example and became an ambassador too”. I am truly thankful and there is a lot that I am looking forward to.”
To find out more about the MRP Foundation programmes, go to mrpfoundation.org #anisaforMRP #MRPFgivingback
Well-loved brand Mr Men and Little Miss have collaborated with our favourite British Fashion House, House of Holland on a women’s and kids’ mini me collection. Henry Holland’s signature quiffed do was the inspiration for a new character, Mr. Quiffy, which will join the iconic gang of Mister Men and Little Miss characters.
This super-cool collection launched this past weekend in Liberty in London, Colette in Paris and House of Holland. See the full range now.
Images courtesy of: Style Cartel
You can’t beat classic stripes! Blogger Jessica Stein of Tuula Vintage keeps her look nautical-inspired and on trend with cool accessoriesa.
Shop stripes in-store and online now.