Now in its 26th year, the annual Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) Awards are a testament to the power of forging connections between the seemingly disparate domains of business and the arts. For the first time since Covid-19, a live announcement of the 48
The cultural and creative industry in South Africa has seen substantial growth over the last 10 years, with more people participating across the various activities of the value chain. The creative industry does not only offer benefits from an economic point of view but can
With the launch of the Living Heritage project, Creative Feel is actively working to document and archive African artists working in the fields of visual art, performance, literature, music and design who are using living heritage within their creative practice. Our aim is to both
Latitudes Online and L’MAD Collection present a summer collection of limited-edition silk scarves by South African visual artists. L’MAD Collection is a luxury label that works together with select African artists to create beautiful limited-edition garments and bespoke collections from natural fabrics. The ethos behind
On 28 September 2021 (the International Day for Universal Access to Information) the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that operates Wikipedia, launched a campaign in collaboration with the South African creative community to showcase the power of knowledge and everyone’s right to access, create, and share it.
August is Women’s Month in South Africa. Those of you who’ve been reading us for some time will know that for the Creative Feel team, when it comes to spotlighting and celebrating women in the arts, it’s more of a year-round affair than a single
Zenhlanhla Myeni considers the rising success of fashion designer Thebe Magugu, his inspiration and the future of young black creatives in Africa.
As technology becomes an increasingly active collaborator in the realms of art and fashion, 3D printing, scanning, and more are being harnessed by artists and designers in their work. Kiara Gounder is one such designer. Merging fashion, culture, nature, and technology, the South African fashion
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In 2016, the Goethe-Institut in South Africa launched the Goethe-Institut Project Space (GPS) grant, a multi-disciplinary roving project space support programme that supports work realised in any part of South Africa; ranging from workshops to exhibitions, events and performances; in any discipline including visual art,
Lockdown day 81 and the Creative Feel team has some exciting news! While we haven’t been able to sit spell-bound in a theatre, sip a glass of wine at a gallery opening, hear the sound of a dancer’s feet on the stage, crunch popcorn
Now in its 36th season, SA Fashion Week recently upped the ante for the local industry by becoming the continent’s first platform to announce its commitment to a five-year plan spearheading the development of an ecologically-based and sustainable design culture by 2025. Have a look
Rainbow beads earrings by Erika Wessels, available from Tinsel Gallery. Tinsel was chosen as the Featured Designer of the jewellery pavilion at this year’s Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair. ‘This year’s theme was “a return to making” which we were very happy to get behind, since we have
Jil Sander, one of the most influential fashion designers of her generation, may have come from Northern Germany and be at home on the international catwalks of Paris, Milan and New York, but it is Frankfurt that is now mounting a memorial to her.
Performance artist Manthe Ribane in Marianne Fassler’s latex neoprene coat, inspired by the Ottoman kaftan and Japanese fashion label Comme Des Garçons. Shown as part of Marianne Fassler’s Spring/Summer 2017 range ‘CONSIDER(ED)’ at African Fashion International. PHOTO: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo
Betty Evolves Hair series – a celebration of the Benny and Betty hairstyle, an African threading hairstyle using wool. Photographer: Thabo Matsepane Model: Nikiwa Dlove Hairstyle: Lebohang Motaung
Black Coffee 2017 SA Fashion Week Autumn/Winter Hyde Park PHOTO Simon Deiner / SDR Photo
With a story steeped in family tradition, Charles Lansdown Tailored Leathers has refined leather craftsmanship for the modern individual. About Charles Lansdown From the toughest custom luggage to finely-crafted purses, they source fine leathers from around the world to create custom pieces that are made to last
Following a regional judging process that took place in January and February 2017, 55 finalists have been chosen from across South Africa and will move on to the prestigious national judging round of the PPC Imaginarium Awards. The country’s most supportive art and design prize
Italian design day: “Italy & South Africa: a comparison on prospects and professional itineraries in Fashion Design” Organised by the Consulate General of Italy in Johannesburg in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Pretoria, Triennale Milano and South African Fashion Week. The panel
Marianne Fassler and Leopard Frock studio are synonymous with innovation, sustainability, incredible use of texture and colour, and a hint of the obscure. Marianne Fassler’s journey into fashion and into her own studio, Leopard Frock, went via a Fine Art degree at the University of Witwatersrand. ‘My mother is a painter
NOT x Chris Saunders is a 2014 cross-cultural collaborative project between New York-based fashion designer Jenny Lai, Johannesburg-based photographer Chris Saunders, and five local creatives from Cape Town, Johannesburg, and their neighbouring townships. NOT x Chris Saunders seeks to explore, expand, and celebrate the burgeoning South