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Malcolm Henderson shares some insight into his career and how he has overcome many obstacles in his life.
We share another Henry Marsh Photography x ISSUE 19 Editéur Plus collaboration featuring Bayanda Khathini Clothing.
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HEINZ FRAENKEL By Bekiwe Hlongwane
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MALCOLM HENDERSON By Leeroy Esbend
DANIEL CONR ADIE By Bekiwe Hlongwane
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M OVE PRE T T Y By Bekiwe Hlongwane
K AT Y VA L E N T I N E
B y Chelsea Pitt
PRIDE JOURNEY By Bekiwe Hlongwane
P U L L T H E W O O L y Chelsea Pitt B
K AT D E W A R y Chelsea Pitt B
B EAN BAG THE BR AND y Bekiwe Hlongwane B
KIKI BEAUT Y By Madison Schidlowski
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‘Yo ur positive a ctio n co m bin ed with positive thin k ing res ults in s ucces s” - Shiv Kh er a
EDITOR’S LETTER FOLLOW YOUR PASSION
Following your passion? What does that mean to you? This is something that I always ask myself daily and it is something that I want to encourage people to do. Follow your passion. I can’t believe that there are 19 issues of Éditeur Plus. Who would have thought it would come this far? Sometimes I feel like pinching myself to see if it’s real. I am truly grateful for the amazing support this publication has gotten over the past two years. From established creatives to up and coming artists. I am always looking for more ways to bring across a creative message. On the topic of following your passion, I would like to thank Malcolm Henderson for giving us the opportunity to write about him and the obstacles he had to overcome in the past few years. It has been an honour and a privilege to have worked with him. I left his article as a Q & A to make you understand his perspective on life. It has really opened my eyes to start living in the moment and living for the NOW. I would also like to thank our readers & if you are new, “you are most welcome”. I am thankful to those who have contributed to this issue; I value your work immensely. To all our readers, feel free to connect with us on social media. Welcome to Editéur Plus “L’inspiration à travers la vision.”
Leeroy Esbend Founder
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Henry Marsh, a qualified Industrial Engineer (University of Pretoria), but he
works as a full-time professional photographer. His approach to photographing any life event, from studio to weddings, is to make sure that he captures the raw, unadulterated emotion of the moment. Most would describe his style as very photojournalistic, or even documentary, and he finds that suits his clients best, as they donâ€™t need to be told how or when to smile
AMANDA LAIRD CHERRY Amanda Laird Cherry and ALC Menswear are established designer labels born and made in South Africa, told through cloth & thread. The garments are readyto-wear, designed and styled for a conscious individual. We create essentials with an element of eccentricity. Our collections range from minimal refined pieces through to avant-garde looks.
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MOVEPRET TY Now h ere’s a br a nd yo u wa nt to g et into. It ’s clea n , minimalist a nd e dg y. T h e g a rments , f r om zepa nts a n d sweatshir ts to bo m ber jackets a nd jum ps uits ar e g org e o us a nd m e et th e a ctive f ashionista’s n eed for b oth comfor t a nd st yle. T h e MOVEPRE T T Y br a nd has cr eated a u niq ue pla ce f or itself in th e Athleis ur ewea r ma rket. T h e aim of f o under s Ma ri Ra bie a nd An n elize Kot ze is tr uly b eing realise d: th ey a re ma k ing g arments that ‘work just as well as th ey a re bea utif ul’. We ca ug ht up with Ca ndace Byrn e a nd Lisa Ada ms , studio desig n er s at MOVEPRE T T Y, to h ea r what th ey ha d to say a b o ut th e br a nd .
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Could you give us some background
of yourselves as designers?
Finally, we look at fabrics for designs
Candace: I have always been a creative
colour and how influential colour is
and start sampling our garments.
person and grew up in a creative
in South Africa. We are warming up
Once these are perfected we start
family. This led me to study Fashion
for a bold, bright and unapologetic
design at Elizabeth Galloway Academy
of Fashion Design in Stellenbosch for
can’t wait to share it with all of our
What materials do you use and why
3 years. I then decided to further my
prettymovers! We looked at trends
were they selected?
studies by completing a fourth year
of contrasting red and pink tones
We use a combination of active and
where I specialised in Active Wear.
together to create a bright and playful
more leisure based fabrics because
During that year I did an internship at
range that exudes confidence. Our
we are an Athleisure brand. Our
MOVEPRETTY and have been with the
aim for this proudly South African
active fabrics are breathable and
brand ever since.
range was to have fun, so we have
have moisture wicking properties
I have never been a very avant-
introduced just the right amount of
that allow our customers to move and
garde designer. I have a 50/50 take
pretty mischief and elegance to make
sweat without discomfort. Our leisure
on design. I always look at things
all of our prettymovers’ hearts happy.
fabrics bring a superior versatility to
logically and practically and then
our brand. Prints are always a big part
add an interesting twist or detail to
included in our summer range are
of the MOVEPRETTY range because
the creation. I love colour and enjoy
fresh and flirty floral and tropical
we love the fun and creative elements
incorporating neutrals into the mix to
prints with a new abstract twist. We
that they add.
create a good balance.
have also introduced laser cut details
Lisa: I decided that I wanted to be a
which is new for us, and we want to
fashion designer in grade 3. So when
explore this as a new element to add
create new designs?
the time came for tertiary education,
to the brand moving forward. We
Candace: While you always have to
there was never a second option for
always love growing our knowledge
stay focused, you have to be aware
me. Starting in 2011, I studied Fashion
and trying out new things.
of what is happening around you, on
of Technology for 4 years. I then
went on to work for Gavin Rajah as a
from inspiration to final product.
junior designer because I had always
Candace & Lisa: We are inspired by
Lisa: Small details and working with
wanted to design evening wear. After
what we see whether it be a print or
different prints keep me motivated
some time there I did an internship
a colour. We attend creative talks and
to create new designs. I love finding
at Technology Station Clothing and
conferences and gather inspiration
Textiles in Cape Town. This involved
from what we learn there. We build
elements of elegance and practicality
more of the technical side of fashion
on the initial idea by looking at global
in our garments.
such as digital pattern making and I
and local trends and seeing their
had the opportunity to assist smaller
influence. We then look at the season
Tell us some more about the
companies with their businesses.
and past seasons to see what our
From there I came to MOVEPRETTY
customers have loved and would like
At MOVEPRETTY we are a family. We
where I have been able to merge my
to see again. Then we look in depth
always work together and try to keep
love for luxury design as well as my
at colours, key details and key items
an open minded and creative attitude
that we would like to include in the
towards each other’s’ contributions.
What was your inspiration for your
garments. Once we have a holistic
We work in an open space, so we
Summer 2018/2019 collection?
view of what look and feel we want
interact a lot and bounce ideas
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in the range, we start sketching.
Design at Cape Peninsula University
social media and in the South African your
context. All of these things keep us
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It is very important for us to make our
customers feel special and valued, so
atmosphere at MOVEPRETTY. We are
each order is specially wrapped and
all such different people, and this
delivered with a hand-written note.
enriches our ideas and designs. Team
We want our customers to feel like
work makes the dream work!
they are part of something beautiful
MOVEPRETTYâ€™s design ideas would
and that their choice to buy local is
not work without beautiful marketing.
making a difference.
Our marketing team does such am
Follow MOVEPRETTY on the following
amazing job of bringing our garments
to life in a way that is relatable and inspires our customers to become a part of the prettymovement.
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K AT Y VA L E N T IN E T h e s un rays trin k le in th e h ut set b eside th e mo untain . T h e mist rolls down th e m o untain as if called h ome by th e valley. T h e water o n th e fir e sta r ts whistling a nd Sib ong ile r ush es o ut to ta ke th e p ot of f. Todayâ€™s th e day sh e g ets h er n ew set of b eads . Sh e star es into th e dista n ce thin k ing of th e bea utif ul , colo ur f ul , ha ndcr af ted string s sh e will be g et ting today.
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Today is Khanyi’s birthday. The sun floats on the dust particles that create shapes on the bedroom floor. She comes out of the shower and puts on her new dress. She reaches into the jewellery box and pulls out her Katy valentine necklace. The precious metal lays on her collarbone with ease. Katy Valentine jewellery is about culture and heritage by using precious metal to accentuate the value of the craft. Katy comes from a family where both her parents were artefact traders and collectors. Versed and influenced in the design of detailed artefacts and in sourcing and buying Katy started there. Katy studied design and during a buying trip to Jaipur India, she discovered her passion for jewellery design. “I love that something so small can truly transform an outfit and the way you feel!” Katy excitedly explains about her love for jewellery design. Inspired by colourful African beads and the beautiful shades Indian of semi-precious stones she uses these traditional elements as an influence for her designs. Close knit and working well together with her mom, Katy sells to a small market that has been with her since the beginning. Selecting and designing every piece by herself, whatever reaches retail is only pieces she herself is excited to wear. “It can get lonely working by yourself and not having another person to bounce ideas off” Katy sadly admits and says that she has learned to ask people around her for help. Delicate beading integrated with detailed metal and hued stones creates
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the strong free spirit essence of the Katy Valentine brand. Katy shares some advice for those starting their own business, “It’s hard and it is up and downs. And times can be very overwhelming. Just never give up and keep pushing. “ As a business run by one person, it is remarkable how large the brand is and how much detail is in the pieces and of what quality they are. Katy Valentine Collections has an exciting prospect coming up with expansions other than jewellery that can be seen in her Showroom.
DE TAILS WHERE? 2ND FLOOR, 6 DESMOND STREET, KRAMERVILLE, INSIDE AMATULI ARTEFACTS
SOCIAL facebook.com/KatyValentine instagram.com/ katyvalentinecollections
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PRIDE JOURNEY T h e p ur s uit of a well f it te d , prof es sio nal at tir e has le d some mor e sha pely wo m e n to resor t to leaving th e b ot tom b ut to n of tig ht shir ts undo n e or use s afet y pins to h old up th e sk ir t that f its a r o und th e hips , b ut n ot a r o und th e waist.
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When scanning the racks and online
fibres with a percentage of stretch
and shoes that simplify and enrich
stores for fitted clothing, there is little
women’s lives, while making them
on the market for the curvaceous
feel powerful and sophisticated.
options for slim women, and even
For medical doctor Funeka, entering
The Pride Journey business model
items that cater for the fuller figure,
the world of fashion has been a steep
is a sustainable one, uplifting local
but there’s a group of women in-
learning curve which is overwhelming
makers who run their own businesses
between that is left with wardrobe
at times. ‘With that said, fabric
as well as using local manufacturers
catastrophes. A brand was needed to
shopping has been an unexpected
and home-based factories. Everything
fill this gap, and when Funeka Bango
joy. My creative juices flow during my
from cutting the fabric to stitching is
was meeting her own fashion needs,
fabric shopping sprees.’ A highlight of
done right here in South Africa.
she inadvertently met the needs of
her work is seeing someone react to
others as well, and thus, Pride Journey
trying on a garment that fits. ‘the total
‘You literally can do anything you
disbelief about how well a shirt can
put your mind to!’ she says to young
fit. It’s such a rewarding experience.
designers. There is no room for
‘I believed that with the scores of
Starting a business in an industry
excuses and comfort. During difficult
women experiencing fit issues, there
you don’t know is challenging and
times, Funeka likes to remind herself
should be a brand dedicated to this
knowing what Pride Journey means to
why this journey began: ‘I want to
group of people who I like referring
our customers has been a wonderful
leave a legacy for my children and
to as the “forgotten middle”,’ Funeka
make a meaningful impact in other
woman. There seem to be more
says. After doing some research, she
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found that there was a gap in the
Pride Journey designs are inspired
market which did not cater for a large
by South Africa and the women who
When you wear a Pride Journey
portion of South African woman, a
live in it. ‘We love the richness in the
garment, know that you are wearing
gap which Pride Journey endeavours
colour and culture of South Africa, but
quality that is designed to last. The
the sheer grit and spirit of our women
brand has grown steadily since its
have to be our biggest inspiration.’ It
inception, and it would come as no
Initially, Pride Journey created fitted
is the aim of the brand to bring colour
surprise if a range of quality menswear
shirts for women of different body
and African flair into corporate wear
was added to the collection. Funeka
shapes, but since the success of the
by creating a fusion between Western
becomes bolder with each experience
shirts, dresses, pants, blazers and
style and African print in a minimal
she has, and her courage is set to take
even shoes have been added to the
and classy manner. More than that,
the brand to new heights.
range. The designer uses natural
the brand aims to create garments
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Follow Pride Jo urn ey as th ey r evolutionise th e world of f it te d prof es sional wear. w w w. pridejo urn ey. com
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KIKI BEAUTY IS A NEW AND UPCOMING SOUTH AFRICAN BRAND, FEATURING SOME EXCITING AND INNOVATIVE SKINCARE AND MAKE-UP READY RANGES. FOUNDED BY HOLLY, SHE HAS MANAGED TO BRING A WORLDWIDE OF TRENDY PRODUCTS TO A DIVERSE MARKET, THAT IS SOUTH AFRICA.
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GENTLE JELLY CLE ANSER Don’t be disturbed by the word jelly, the word doesn’t quite reflect the actual texture. Although the surface appears jelly-like, it has a silky smooth touch. The cleanser can be used on dry or damp skin, however, I prefer using it while in a hot shower applying it with a damp face cleansing sponge for optimal results. The 250 ml bottle contains no harmful chemicals, instead contains a light oil solubility agent that delicately dissolves excess oil and dirt without drying the skin. I’ve noticed a huge improvement with the benefits of a subtle glow since using this product.
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VOLCANIC GOLD FACE E XFOLIATOR The Volcanic Gold Face Exfoliator is a handful as the name itself. I’ve previously used the Gold Body Exfoliator and the results were astonishing! Both the face and body scrub contain a natural, black clay mineral blend composed of argilla, montmorillonite, kaolin and mica. Using circular motions, gently massaging the product onto my face and neck, a slight warming effect is normal but the end result is soothing. My pores are less clogged, more revitalized and smooth after each use. For effective results, use weekly for up to 3 times.
FACE PRIMER Every being who wears an ounce of makeup, will acknowledge the power of a primer. The primer should be applied before foundation, to prevent a flat and dull looking complexion. Iâ€™ve been using the primer daily for roughly 2 months, and I am beyond impressed with the durability of my makeup. Not only does my makeup stay fresh during the day, but I can see a clear difference in the application of my makeup, due to the completely natural oat kernel extract that has anti-ageing and firming abilities.
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ROSE WAX LIP BALM The 15 ml tube contains a rich and buttery, rose infused lip balm that ensures the hydration needed to survive this winter. Rose wax forms a protective layer over the skin and the rest of the goodness comes from jojoba seed oil, jojoba esters and natural beeswax for optimal conditioning. Before use, I like to exfoliate, followed by the balm which assists with extra moisture for smooth application and long lasting lipstick. If dryness is one of your major concerns, apply the balm before sleeping to allow for a deeply hydrating and repair treatment.
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Each Kik i Bea ut y pro d uct was cr eated for optimal lo ng-lasting f a ce a nd bo dy ca r e f r om hig h- end im por te d ing re die nts . Unwind with h eavenly scented s cr ubs a nd m oisturiser s , whilst feeding yo ur b ody th e r ej uve natio n a nd n o urish ment long cr aved for. by MADISON SCHIDLOWSKI
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Images shot by Rizqua Barnes Dressed by Unknown Union - Collection 2018 Models both at 20 Management
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“Fashion was a p ower f ul to ol f or m e. It h elp ed me g et what I wa nt , a nd it h elpe d m e ta ke on ma ny dif fer ent cha r a cter s .”
MALCOLM HENDERSON Tell
Do you remember your first job?
In terms of runway, photo shoots
where you went to school. Tell us
What was it and what made you say
and installations, which do you
everything from 1992 to today.
yes to it?
My name is Malcolm Henderson. I’m
I actually saw a casting on Facebook
Both installations and runway are
25 years old and I am an International
for a David Tlale show. It was Mercedez
a creative self-expression. For me
model. I grew up in Roodepoort with
Benz Fashion Week and Jan Malan
as long as I’m self-expressing, I’m
my grandmother. She taught me
was producing that show. I went to
learning my identity and we’re moving
everything about discipline and hard
the casting a day before. David was
art forward. Runway is like a drug. It
work and it’s helped me so much in
having his avocado sandwich and
is addictive and you want more and
my career so far. Growing up, I was
coffee, and he did the casting a day
more and more of it. Once you’re on
always living in a fantasy world. My
early just for me. He put me in a
the runway, at that moment, it’s a
mom allowed me to be in that fantasy
garment and I modelled for him and
story that you’re telling. A designer
world and that helped me cope in life.
then he said he’d let me know. At
has put so much effort into creating
I think it helped me have dreams and
that stage, I didn’t have a modelling
that garment and that moment that
aspiration and vision for life.
agency. So, my first fashion job was
you’re on the ramp you’re selling that
that installation. There I met A-list
garment. It is all about you at that
bloggers and fashion buyers who
moment. Everyone (fashion editors,
could come up and touch the garment
buyers and bloggers) are watching
I went straight into modelling after
and take pictures. It was such an
you. It’s a lot of pressure, but if you
school. I was jet-setting and living
amazing experience for me. I was just
can handle the pressure you will be
like a rock star. Model parties, photo
a kid from Roodepoort. I saw Sandton
shoots and fashion weeks, mingling
City for the first time when I was 19.
with amazing people that opened
I had never been outside the West
I love image, it’s a fantasy world it
amazing doors for me to be in the
Rand. At times it was a lot of pressure
helps me cope as a human being. So,
creative field. I’ve always been creative
for me, but it taught me a lot.
anything creative, I am fully immersed
Did you study after school?
and I’ve always been someone with a
in. What can we create? How can we
vision and to be thrown into art and
push the boundaries? How can we
art pop is such a blessing for me.
push the boundaries and how can we
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move art pop forward?
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Ga rm e nts by Baya nda Khathini Clothing Jeweller y by Bla ck Bet t y Desig n
Do you have a favourite shoot? My favourite shoot was my Sandton City Campaign. The Diamond Walk had just begun. I shot with Mervine van der Merwe who is a renowned SA photographer and Louw Coetzee as the main stylist. I was dripping in Giorgio Armani and it was super fun. That shoot opened a lot of doors for me. A lot of people spoke about that shoot. There were billboards up and I was the main model. It was a moment for me. I remember driving in my mother’s Tata Indica, stopping in front of the billboard with security shouting at me, telling me that I’m not allowed to park there. There I was, having my moment, screaming to the heavens, Thanking God! I have worked very hard for this and it was very special for me. It was a game changer for my career and I’m forever grateful to the people that gave me that opportunity.
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LIVE YOUR TRUTH Besides modelling is there anything
When did you get the diagnosis?
that you’re passionate about?
How did that make you lose your drive or your spirit?
100% living your truth. You’re nothing if you’re not the truth. I want to help
You can have the strongest mind,
young boys be themselves. It wasn’t
but if your body doesn’t work with
easy for me when I came into the
you, you feel helpless. It tested me
fashion industry. Being a flamboyant
as a creative, to now be creative from
gentleman, it wasn’t easy. It was not
what, bed? It was a huge shock for me.
appreciated and it was not respected.
You hear these things happen, but
I had to fight to have the reputation
you never think they will happen to
I have. So, if I can open a door to
you. I’d spent five to six years building
younger boys and girls, to say, “This
my name, the little reputation that I
is who I am...”, then I’ve done my job.
had and it had to stop for a year and a half.
What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learnt about modelling or in
I was diagnosed in 2016. I remember
the day that the doctor called me and said, “You need to come into the office
The most valuable lesson is to be kind
and see me.” I knew immediately
and to be grateful. Gratitude is the
secret to happiness. I am grateful for
immediately go into shock and then
every opportunity that came my way.
the next question is, how can we fix
I’ve learnt in modelling to always put
this? It’s also been my saving grace
my best foot forward. That opened
in life to always look at the good
so many doors and opportunities
in everything. Have that positive
that I’ve had in my life. Be grateful.
outlook. It was a bunch of life lessons
Be humble. Never forget where you
and I’m grateful for it. It taught me a
come from. My roots give me my drive
lot and I’m so much stronger.
to want what I want.
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You haven’t gotten through this
love me. People in the entertainment
as the traumatic experience that you
on your own. Do you want to tell
and fashion industries came through
go through from chemotherapy to
us about the people who have
for me saying, how can we raise
being isolated in a room that you’re
supported you through this?
funds, how can we sort this out? I will
not allowed to leave for three months.
forever be indebted to them.
You were only allowed out for about
I would not have gotten through
that I had. Everyone from God who
this without the support structure
a week if that. You have no immune Tell us about the Shavathon.
system. I received a brand new immune system because my immune
had my back 24/7 when I was stuck
I hosted a Shavathon where models
system was producing an abnormal
in those 4 walls that I was in with
came to shave their heads for the
cell which was a cancerous cell.
just my mind, my thoughts and my
blood cancer that I had. We hosted
feelings. He was there to listen to my
an art exhibition in Melville where we
I had a second chance at life. There
thoughts and to completely open up
then sold the art to raise funds for
were many people I met in the
and say, ‘It’s okay’. My mother who is
my bone marrow transplant. People
hospital who never got a second
a strong, powerful woman was there
came through and supported me. I
chance. That means that I savour the
for me. She taught me my strength.
feel like I’m blessed to be the person
moments in life. I get to appreciate
My agency (Ice Model Management)
to bring awareness about his illness. I
things more. I live in the moment. I’m
has been nothing but a family to me
tell God, use me, use me, and he did
a risk taker. “It’s never a failure, it’s
and has loved me and literally opened
and I’m grateful for that.
always a lesson”, as Rihanna said. We
up their homes to me. Jane, Warren
take it as it comes, and we run with it.
and Charlene. I love them to death.
Tell us about your bone marrow
My supporters and followers and the
We make it fabulous.
daily messages that I received, that they are thinking of me and that they
The actual procedure is not as intense
When you close your eyes, what do
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“This is what beauty is”. I will always Give us a quote for all those aspiring
like Kate Moss. I’m a short model
models and fashionistas.
myself. People have looked down
life, that is, to be happy, to be free and
on short models and we’re killing
to be loved. If I can have those three
It gets better. Work hard. People
it. In terms of local celebrities, I’m a
things till the day I die, I’m a happy
watch. They say nothing, but they’re
huge fan of Bonang. She is raising
guy. I’ll be happy and I’ll smile and I’ll
always watching. So, If you’re mindful
the fashion game in South Africa and
have my cup of tea.
of that you will get far. Don’t do it
schooling us on what designer brands
because people are watching, do it
What can your followers expect?
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because you know it’s the right thing to do. If you work hard, people will see
You can always expect the unexpected
it. It’s been my Johannesburg hustle
with me. In terms of my career, I see
people have appreciated. People will
myself branching out doing many
constantly work with you and book
different things from art direction
you because they see the work ethic.
to visual illustrations. I want to fully immerse myself in the subculture of
Who do you look up to and admire?
what we call fashion. I live for fashion. It taught me my identity. Fashion
For me, it’s not about any model.
exposed me to so many different
It’s about anyone that changes the
environments and showed me how
game in the industry. I’m a big fan of
to adapt to different people, how
Naomi Campbell. First African Model
to work with amazing clients and
that dominated Europe. She took a
different kind of beauty and said,
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PULL THE WOOL T h e only dif f ere n ce bet we e n a n exp erien ced k nit ter a n d n ew k nit ter is that th e exp erien ced k nit ter ma kes big g er mista kes f aster. Be b old; th er e a r e n o terrible cons eq ue n ces in k nit ting- Stepha nie Pearl- McPh ee.
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K nit ting is th e a r t of ta k ing natur al yarn with th e use of k nit ting n e e dles to ma nip ulated a nd layer to create g a rm e nts .
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Yarns are made of natural fibres that
Coming from a vastly experienced
the consumer exactly what they need
disintegrated long before a study
background in advertising, finance,
to finish their garment from start to
of knittings’ kind had begun. Unlike
finish without knowing how to knit
the ancient of art of weaving and
Kleinloog used her knowledge from
yet. The Knit kits all made from high
spinning the art of knitting is not one
having 2 other businesses already (a
luxury yarn are sold with unique
of the Gods and medieval heritage
wedding venue and cafe in KZN )of
but rather a collection of clues of its
which she is very proud of, to start
that promote the sustainability of
origin. Knitting origin in South Africa
the line that provided knit kits. Drawn
the products and the brand. Pull the
is even rarer.
to knit, to try to replace her candy
wool will be launching a kit range
crush and phone addiction she found
specialised for kids accessories is
Seeing the gap in the market for
UK websites that made the process
coming soon which will later be joined
natural luxury fibre and yarn in South
easy to learn. Not long after Liza was
by the expansion of the adult range.
Africa Liza Kleinloog started ‘Pull the
caught up in the creative process.
wool’. Knitting is associated with the
Visit the website www.pull-the-
stigma of old-fashioned sweaters
Woolly Mammoth Yarn a unique
wool.com to order your very own
your grandmother would present to
product offered by the brand is made
you, after a long visit, as a tangible
from 100% merino wool. The yarn
just learn. Besides finding the kits
token of her love. With the resources
is soft, has thermal properties that
online, on Instagram and facebook
allow for both casual and sportswear
@pullthewool_sa, the brand will be
a tacky, synthetic yarn, scratchy
garments. All knit kits made of
doing showcases at various local
sweater that created this image of
single-ply spun yarns that result in
markets between Cape Town and
South African knits.
the chunky, warm and breathable
Johannesburg for consumers to see
products that allow the user to learn
the kits’ products in person. To get
On a quest to revamp this imagery
easy and create high-end results.
in contact with Liza Kleinloog email
Liza started the luxury yarn brand
“There is just so much versatility to
which represents what the country
be explored, so you can pick your
has to offer in this closed off sector.
poison, whether it’s knitting, crochet,
Starting off would mean, number 1
weaving, etc,” she proudly goes on.
finding the right suppliers that would connect with the values of the brand
The brand provides a range of yarn
in ranges and kits to the consumer
friendly and locally sourced vision.
wanting to create knitted products, the kits come with tutorials giving
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Our AW18 Collection is inspired by the familiar, sensory overload experienced on the streets of Durban’s CBD; the feeling one gets standing on a street corner or walking down an arcade and seeing sign upon sign, interesting aromas and textures. The simple construction and geometry of the popular checked shopping bag (AKA “khonza ekhaya”) is referenced and reinterpreted through the voluminous avant-garde pieces designed for this season. We opted to take a more noticeable approach to branding, styled our pants with deep turn-ups and played with colour blocking as well as directional stripes and
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contrast binding. Overall there is a balance - be it upper volume with tapered bottoms, or lower volume with tailored tops. The fabrics we chose for the collection range from plaids, Shweshwe, brushed twills and ticking to unbrushed fleece. Our seasonal colours were picked from hand-painted street signs, plastics, shop fronts in the CBD, and combining that with our brand palette of navy, shades of blue and natural, stone colours, with pops of deep reds, black, white and shades of green.
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S I M O N & M A RY x A LC M E N S W E A R S H W E S H W E H AT S We have worked together with Simon and Mary to create a ra n g e of S hwe s hwe c a p s a n d b u c ket h at s fo r AW 1 8 . We h ave a close relationship with the brand, have been wanting to do something for a while, and this season was the perfect timing. T he Simon and Mary x ALC Menswear Shweshwe hats will be available exclusively at Space+MAN and The Space and stores nationwide in Winter 2018. #simonandmary #ALCman #madeinjohannesburg
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HEINZ FRAENKEL It takes a special kind of artist to make shapes and colours come alive. Tell us about yourself, whatever
will benefit us to know.
mediums that you use.
I was born in Cape Town, but my family
I can’t say that I have a particular style,
moved around rather frequently. I
but I do avoid anything too realistic. I
travelled quite a lot as a child. I do not
like surreal, constructivist, abstract
lead a conventional lifestyle and I’m
and geometric art. I started out using
quite a conspiracy theorist.
an iPad Pro and the pencil, from there I went to gouache paint on paper. I’d
Has art always been a part of your
like to learn more about architecture
life? What first inspired you to
and sculpting for future projects.
start putting your creative ideas on paper (or canvas)?
What general message do you want to send with your paintings?
imagination, but I have never thought
I find most art to be quite self-
of myself as being artsy. As a child, I
indulgent. There is not always a
didn’t have art lessons or like art that
greater message being conveyed. A lot
much. I remember when we went
of my art is simply the product of my
to the Louvre on a family holiday, I
subconscious. I’m interested in sacred
spent most of my time there playing
geometry and coded messages. My
on my Gameboy. On the other hand,
recent work has been influenced
my mother always had beautiful
Persian rugs in the house and I was
of the Chinese ‘King Wen sequence’
always fascinated with the colours
and patterns. Now that I’m older, I
psychology suggests that the way
definitely find the process of painting
people recognise objects is as whole
to be very therapeutic.
forms, not just the lines and curves
of which those forms are comprised.
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In essence, we see what we believe rather than believing what we see.
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I can’t say that I aspire to be anyone
bags were a nice marriage of utility
Tell us what inspired it and why it is
but myself. I do think of the French
and art. Hardly a novel concept, but
artist Rousseau as being the father of
the process turned out to be quite
all untrained yet imaginative artists. I
enjoyable. The bags did lead to a bit
I don’t have any particular favourites,
also deeply admire Massimo Vignelli
of exposure and my first feature in a
but I do enjoy painting the moon and
and Paula Sher as designers.
Chinese literary magazine.
planets quite a lot.
I was inspired Where do you see all of this going?
by the idea of the procession: the movement
What made you put your paintings
Are you planning a great and
on bags? Do you put them on any
selling your artworks all over the
Are there any artists that you
aspire to be like? You are somewhat
Initially, a friend suggested that I
of a designer as well, so are there
should give it a try. I wasn’t thinking
I’m not entirely sure. It’s already
any designers you what to be like?
along those lines myself. The tote
somewhat unbelievable that I’ve even
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If you feel happiness from having
using what limited talents I have
things which others do not have,
for something practical. I believe in
that is a sickness, not happiness.
lifelong learning and I encourage
While motivation may be whimsical in
curiosity in all its forms.
nature, discipline is steadfast. I find that one’s environment plays a
Whether you realise it or not, it’s
great role in both the cognitive and
quite inspirational to start and
spiritual process. If you’re occupied
sustain a business. What keeps you
with base needs and desires, it’s
difficult to look beyond. I’d also like to add that music has played an
I exercise daily and live quite a
instrumental (haha) role in my life.
balanced life. I’m a pescatarian. I don’t think that anyone can derive true happiness from material living.
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DANIEL CONRADIE Ever y n ow a nd th e n yo u m e et a p er son with a b old , a uda cio us d rea m wh o spa rk vision a nd cr eativit y in yo u. Da niel Co n ra die is o n e s uch d r ea mer a nd , n ot only that, h e has q uite a creative way to r each his g oal.
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Dan was born and raised in Pretoria. He grew up in a supportive family. He enjoyed music and the dramatic arts from an early age. From the age of eight when he was asked to sing on stage, Dan has adored the feeling of performing in front of an audience. ‘I fell in love with music, cinema and drama. I was lucky enough to be supported in that.’ His passion for performing has only grown, and Dan has sharpened his skills by taking lessons in dancing and vocals. Dan is also a bit of an opportunist. While visiting New York in 2016 he stumbled on a chance he just could not pass by. ‘I had the opportunity to do a scholarship audition for the New York Film Academy…and I got it!’ Getting into the school was only the beginning of his journey. Dan is now tasked with raising the rest of
the tuition and funds for living costs in New York for the duration of his studies. While looking for ways to raise the money, Dan stumbled upon more opportunities to get paid for the most unexpected tasks. ‘I cannot say no to work anymore,’ he says with a smile. Every wedding he sings at, every logo he designs, every babysitting job and each bottle of lemonade he packages gets
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him one step closer to the Big Apple. This is how 101 ways to get Daniel to NYFA was born. You can follow Dan’s journey as he does everything in his power to realise his dream.
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Dan values the accountability that is brought about by getting funds from different people. ‘People are watching,’ he says, ‘and there is a collective excitement around the project.’ This project is teaching Dan about the kindness and generosity of the people around him showing that the old, African proverb is true: ‘If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to far, go together.’ Though it is Dan’s desire to study abroad, his ultimate intention is to use his skills right here at home. New York may be part of his creative journey, but he aims to use the skills he learns abroad to give South African screenwriters, playwrights and actors a platform on which to effectively and beautifully tell their stories. Dan is passionate about storytelling, whether it be through film, theatre, fashion or photography. Musical theatre tops his passions. He loves the energy that he can feed off the crowd and he is acutely aware of the role music plays in influencing the subtle nuances of a story. He is an adoring fan of the South African performing arts, often watching local writers and upcoming talent at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees and the Grahamstown Arts Festival, as well as seeing the big shows Monte Casino’s Teatro. Dan’s creative ability does not stop with the performing arts. He is not only a qualified graphic designer, he is also a pianist and painter. He hopes to one day live in a big house where he can have a studio and create masterpieces while pursuing a day job in the cinematic arts and theatre.
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With such high aspirations and the challenges that come with dreaming big, Dan holds on to one foundational truth: God will provide. He knows where his strength and provision come from. Dan hopes to not only be an inspiration to others who dream of following in his footsteps, but he plans to practically pave the way for them. ‘There is the possibility of starting a foundation that provides for students who have a similar dream to me.’ Dan will give a portion of what he raises through 101 ways to the inception of this foundation. Daniel Conradie counts himself as privileged to be part of a generation that was told that they could achieve whatever they set their minds to. He took these words to heart and applied himself, and he is soon to be stepping into the impossible. Follow Dan’s journey on Instagram: 101 ways to get Daniel to NYFA.
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K AT DE WA R JEWELLERY Tog eth er let us desire , co n ceive , a nd cr eate a n ew str uctur e of th e f uture , which will em br ace architectur e a n d sc ulpture a nd paint in on e unit y a n d which will on e day rise towa rd h eaven f r om th e ha n ds of a millio n worker s like a cr ystal sym b ol of a n ew f aith- Walter Gro pius .
by CHELSEA PITT
found, from earth, from the city. “ Kat excitedly explains.
foundation for creation which is where Kat Dewar Jewelry was born
In the process of making Kat Dewar
from, the experimentation of different
Jewelry a full-time commitment, Kat
materials to create wearable art. Kat
continues to work as an architect
Dewar completed her masters in
balancing both by creating in her free
architecture in 2016 at Witwatersrand
time. “ Architecture has given me the
University. Driven to finding her
confidence to design interrogatively...”
passion and combining her interests
Kat mentions as she goes on to tell
in art, fashion and architecture it had
how she did her architecture thesis
been easy to find refuge in jewellery
on how it relates to jewellery design.
Inspired mostly by Designer Britta Broekman,
Coming from a family of a painter,
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who creates pieces from
resin, sand and wood as well as local
poet allowed her to express herself
designers such as Pichulik, Dear Rae
creatively. “... slicing up a dead
and Steffany Roup Jewellery all for
branch of a green plum tree in the
their powerful minimalist aesthetic
garden with the help of my dad who
is a carpenter and has a workshop at home, or finding natural quartzite
in the garden, from the bottom of
principles of, minimalist creation,
the koppie in Orange Grove where
material experimentation and the
I live- and mixing these with resin
female body- creating soft, feminine
pieces that, as put beautifully by
something wearable , handmade ,
Kat,” ... become the this ‘third’ space
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between the body and physical space.
that designing is an art in itself she
and design. Additionally, she loves
Whimsical in colour and design the
realized that she could create a brand
cooking and spends her unconsumed
pieces are categorised into themes,
authentic to herself. Each crafted
free time with a glass of wine in the
secondly Kat chooses the material
accessory tells a story about the
(a type of stone, wood or botanical),
woman who would wear the piece
and with this personalisation it is
colour palette then dyes the resin in
created with love.
variations of the colour palette.
“Advice I’d give to aspiring jewellery designers would be to trust yourself.
Currently, Kat Dewar Jewelry is run
Go with your gut and intuition
The process consisting of mood
by Kat herself but she is looking
into expanding her team to be
It is in your head, in your soul, and
experimenting and lastly the hard
able to expand and complete the
give yourself space and freedom
part which is the production. All the
number of orders she gets faster. Kat
to explore them, “ she tells as she
pieces are handmade, which includes
speaks highly of all her support and
explains how she has learned from
the casting, polishing drilling and the
influences, “ I mentioned family as
failure and that the most important
metal work which results in the end
having influenced me a lot, but also
thing is to be kind to yourself. kat
product consuming a lot of time to
I’d say my friends from architecture
dreams of collaborating with as many
produce. A perfectionist at heart, one
school and a friend who helps me with
people as she can such as Dear Rae,
of the biggest challenges Kat faced
my photography have encouraged
was publicising her work, but once
and supported me with going ahead
minded people such as Nandi Dlepu
she saw the beauty in imperfection
and getting my business started.” Kat
from Mamakashaka and Farai Simoyi
and seeing behind the scenes and
lives for her craft, architecture, art
T h e f uture of KDJ is hybrid , set in th e cit y in a lig ht studio as a pra ctice that prod uces cr os s- disciplina r y works in corporating a rchite ctur e, f ashion a nd jeweller y. For more inf ormatio n o n KDJ follow th e br a nd on Instag r a m a n d f a cebo ok @katdewa rjeweller y.
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BEAN BAG THE BRAND In th e brisk chill of winter, wh e n s um m er seems so f ar away, it ’s easy to forg et that th ere is joy to co m e af ter th e ba r e miser y of th e cold . Well , g e ntlem en , wh en s um m er returns , h ere’s a q uirk y br a nd yo u will b e g lad to have b een intr od uce d to.
Tell us more about yourself: where
brand with a vision to create a
you grew up, what you studied etc.
company that engaged, interacted
Being an avid entrepreneur, I am the
and communicated with customers
kind of person who feels that nothing
I was just a small-town kid; I grew
on a daily basis. The product matched
is ever good enough. Although this
up in the small beach town of Port
up perfectly with the quirky and a
is the case, I never let this get in the
Elizabeth. I’m a water baby! As soon
little “tongue in cheek” brand image
way of getting an idea or concept off
as I learnt to swim, my parents battled
the ground and running with it to test
to get me out of the water! We lived
beginning, we knew it was either
its viability. My greatest success is
50m away from an amazing beach
going to be a hit or a miss, but the one
starting one of the first online bikini
where I taught myself to kite at the
thing we were certain of, was that it
stores in South Africa and growing it
age of 12. Later on, we moved to a
would get people talking. Once we
into one of the largest online bikini
house along the Swartkops estuary
launched we slowly but surely started
shops in Africa over the last six years!
where I wakeboarded, water skied,
gaining some traction, so we would
Following this link to check out Love
scuba dived and kiteboarded as much
consider it to be a HIT.
harm. After school, I studied a BCom:
What do you draw inspiration from
Which is your favourite BeanBag
for the illustrations?
Our greatest market is local, so
Without a doubt, it has to be our
our funky illustrations and prints
SAFFA BeanBag which is the point of
are inspired by items which South
the South African flag. As they say, “I
Africans can relate to. We want our
support my country and my country
clientele to know that we are based in
as I could without causing bodily &
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back could definitely have chosen something more interesting. What
BeanBagTheBrand? We had always played with the idea
South Africa and that we love South
of starting a funky printed “speedo”
Africa. We have some crazy new
What is the best advice you have
brand as the product is somewhat
designs up our sleeves that we can’t
ever been given?
wait to show off when the weather
around it. We also wanted to create
a community or family and not just
It is way easier to take that CRAZY #BeanBagger photo after you have
customers that were sold products
What do you regard as your greatest
to and that’s that. We started the
success in your career to date?
had 3 beers.
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What are your plans for the coming
month where the best #BeanBagger
photo posted on Instagram wins a case of beer! In the future, we’ll be
We are working on expanding our
looking for new ways to encourage all
range into a variety of different
of you to get out there, have a laugh
and a bit of fun. Who knows, you
BeanBagTheBrand the sky is the
could end up winning yourself a case
limit. It isn’t just beer drinking and
BeanBags that we want to promote,
Perhaps a Flame-ingo or Jolly Lollies
we want to endorse an active lifestyle
BeanBagSwim is just what you need
that encourages people to get fit and
to get you motivated to tone that
get out there to explore a little. And
summer bod. Check out the whole
yes, to answer all the girls that have
range and follow BeanBagTheBrand
been inboxing us, we will not forget
on these platforms.
about you. We just like to take our time. At
products, however, the way that we interact with our customers (who we call #BeanBaggers) is what excites us the most. We host a competition each
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