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GUILLOTINE SALE

Guillotine are having a ‘last of the best sellers’ sale. Get 50% off selected items with any purchase over R1,200 They’re at the 44 Stanley shopping precinct.

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DISCOVERING K’YAN YIP

For menswear designer Michael Yip, whose budding label is called K’Yan Yip, safety and preservation are central themes. In his last collection, the soon-to-be Parsons graduate looked to beetles and samurai armor. His six-look, 16-piece thesis collection is inspired by baroque religious imagery—from gargoyles (the charcoal grey, black palette, and felt material) to the carvings on church columns (a recurring …

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HOW ANDY WARHOL INFLUENCED FASHION

By Sara McCorquodale It was unique, groundbreaking and set to change design radically. And yet when Andy Warhol first exhibited his Campbell’s Soup Cans in 1962, the work was met with mockery and indifference. A rival parody exhibition of actual soup cans opened in response; the general public was apathetic. It seemed a flop, the epitome of unfashionable. However, this …

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AAMITO LAGUM

For 22-year-old rising model Aamito Lagum, the path to success began with a 16-hour bus ride. Africa’s Next Top Model, a franchise of the popular reality show, was holding casting calls in Nairobi in 2013, and Lagum, who grew up in Uganda, was determined to make it. “It was the only way I was going to get signed internationally,” says …