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NICK AND ANISA ROCK #MBFWCT

NICK AND ANISA ROCK #MBFWCT

This past weekend we celebrated the best of SA design talent at AFI’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town. We were so excited to watch last year’s ELLE Rising Star Design Award winner, Nicholas Coutts and 2008 previous winner, Anisa Mpungwe of Loin Cloth and Ashes, send their beaut collections down the...
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ANISA MPUNGWE FOR MRP

Anisa Mpungwe of Loin Cloth and Ashes is back for her third collaboration with MRP!

Her previous two collections for MRP were both hugely successful and now, Anisa returns with a range that celebrates Africa with striking prints, bold colour and feminine silhouettes.

Shop this range in selected stores and online now.

The talented designer also joins us as the first ambassador for the MRP Foundation newly-launched Ambassador & Mentorship Programme.


CROPPED

Elle Fanning chose a cute crop and showed off her new do at the New York premiere of The Young Ones.

Image courtesy of: Style.com


ANISA & FRIENDS


Last night we celebrated Anisa Mpungwe’s latest collaboration range for MRP with a dinner at Coobs Restaurant in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Love what you see! Anisa’s latest collab hits selected stores and online from Monday 27 October and we can’t wait!

#anisaforMRP #anisaandfriends

Images courtesy of: Paul Samuels


GWEN STEFANI- BABY DON’T LIE


GOODBYE TO A FASHION LEGEND…

The fashion world just became a little duller this week with the loss of fashion legend Oscar de la Renta, who has died at the age of 82.

The Couture Designer, known for his timeless designs, vowed with his final Spring 2015 collection at New York Fashion Week in September this year. He will be missed!

Images courtesy of: Eonline


A HINT IN PRINT

Summer’s coolest collab is coming your way.

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SPORTS LUXE

Need some style inspiration?

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

 


MEET OUR 2014 ELLE RISING STAR JUDGE: BOITUMELO ZITH

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.

Keep in the #RisingStarAfrica2014 loop. Follow @mrpfashion and @ellemagazinesa


TIME TO SHINE…

The seven Elle Rising Star Design Award 2014 finalists took to the spotlight recently to present their designs in the making to our panel of judges. It was all eyes on construction, detailing and execution as our judges gave the talented rising stars direction and top tips to shape their collections before the final judging takes place at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa on 29 October 2014.

Check out some sneak peeks of the super-talented finalists ranges below, starting with the exquisite detail from Frances Pauls collection:

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Michelle van der Westhuizen’s collection titled, Coast-to-coast

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Finalist Nadia Viljoen explores with digital printing, dip-dyeing, hand and spray painting

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Jeandri Britz presents her collection: Solid Exterior, a palette of pale hues and contrasting fabrics.

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Charis Dawson’s pixel inspired collection titled Digital Opacity

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Charis Dawson gets down to pixels and the power of the holographic hashtag with her Digital Opacity collection

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Simple lines, clean cuts and sports-inspired modernity from Kelli Botha’s The Androgonous Inside collection

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Finalist Tamara Cherie Dyson mixes the striking with the subtle in her Geometrics collection. Expect new-season nudes and statement pieces in metallic leather.

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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


LONDON CALLING

We followed the White Rabbit to London…

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FASHION WITH A HEART

ANISA MPUNGWE APPOINTED AS THE FIRST AMBASSADOR FOR THE MRP FOUNDATION’S

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


ALEX & SIERRA- LITTLE DO YOU KNOW