After much anticipation we are excited to announce that we have selected our top eight finalists for this year’s #ELLERisingStar Design Awards in association with Elle Magazine and MRP. This past week our judges met, deliberated and had the difficult job of sifting through the entries to select the top 8.
Congratulations to Alexia Hechter, Bianca Messina, Cara Geach, Daisie Jo Grobler, Diandra Haupt, Hamza Guelmoss, Blunke Janse van Rensburg and Siyabonga Ntini.
Watch this space as we get to know our finalists a bit better!
Here’s what went down at the opening of our new Pop Up Shop on 110 Long Street, Cape Town last night!
Wish you were there? You can be! Pop in now.
Images: Niquita Bento
Warmer weather, longer days and mixtapes on repeat. This spring, we’re throwing back seventies style.
Love what you see. Shop it now.
This spring, we’re throwing back seventies style. Check out the behind the scenes from our shoot. What’s your fave look?
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The search for Africa’s next rising star designer is underway and the excitement is building. Meet Emilie Gambade- ELLE’s Editor and Rising Star Design Award judge.
What are you looking for in 2015’s ERS winner?
Flair, audacity, skills, love and care.
The moment you first fell in love with fashion was…
Watching my grandmother transforming beautiful fabrics into dresses, her back bent over the Singer sewing machine, a clinking sound following her agile fingers.
Favourite item in your wardrobe right now?
A camel cape-duffle coat in wool that keeps me warm in winter.
What stands out for you when reviewing the storyboards and collection sketch books submitted with entries?
Flair, audacity, skills, craftsmanship, love and care. And a strong vision.
Highlight of your career so far?
Not one, but many! The people I have met, the friendships I have made, the team I am surrounded by, the projects we tackle and the challenges we face together: every morsel of the journey is a highlight.
Your style in three words.
Less is more.
Instagram or Twitter?
Instagram – visuals can say so much more than 140 characters…
Top tips for anyone wanting to enter ERS 2015?
Be curious, ask questions, do your research; tell a cohesive story; make sure that what you design on paper will be feasible in reality.
Have you entered #ELLERisingStar yet? If not, enter here now!
It’s Summertime in Paris and Fashion Week goers have hit the streets in style!
Prints are bold and bright, micro-minis are back and jumpsuits are causing a stir. We’re excited for summer- are you?
Images: Harpers Bazaar