South Africa | Searching for Structures, Systems and Policies

Abigail Betz S/S 09, courtesy of Sanlam Fashion SA Week

In our latest BoF feature on South African fashion, we expose the hurdles that will need to be addressed for the country to take its place on the global fashion circuit. For now, the local scene appears to lack the necessary coordination and structure upon which a sustainable fashion industry can be built. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The past eight years have seen South Africa’s thirst for a culture of fashion quenched by

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South Africa | Nascent Fashion Destination

Today, BoF begins an exploration of  fashion in an unlikely place: South Africa. In the past year, with the election of Barack Obama as President, increased attention has been focused on the African continent, from which part of Obama’s family hails. Not only this, Michelle Obama has become an overnight fashion icon, supporting young American designers like Thakoon and Jason Wu. Thus, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to

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