The SA Style Awards ’17 ‘Most Innovative’ Winner Captures
Two years after singling her out as one of our biggest style influencers in the country, Lootlove sustains her position as one of South Africa’s best dressed female celebrities.
One girl who’s not tying herself down to any pre-approved fad, we continue to admire how she’s beautifully distilled her authentic aesthetic in both her enviable wardrobe and bomb brand.
And right at the start of 2018, the media darling pledged to focus on streamlining her inevitable modelling career, an option that appears to have always been on the cards for the tall, slim and stylish trendsetter.
In an industry where most celebrities continue expressing their style within parameters of a social convention that typically prioritises a monotonous outlook on high-end fashion as synonymous with beauty pageantry, we’ve been drawn to Lootlove’s authentic playful and empowered expression of femininity. As in, thanks for someone who’s able to switch things up and down as per her own standard.
Proving in the process, sigh, that’s it’s not necessarily always a choice between sheer cocktail dresses and gowns.
The 28-year-old beaut certainly knows how to shift gears and rebelliously sport between soft, chic and fashion forward couture with the same ability she’s able to rock streetwear and androgynous realness without any questions.
Having appeared on several fashion magazine covers in recent weeks, her intention to consciously craft a niche within the modelling and fashion industry is without a doubt a thing of destiny, as her authentic style continues to delight the masses.
BUT! Make no mistake, she’s no one trick pony. In fact, we are totally obsessed with how she can shows on the red carpet sporting a far more softer and feminine look
Other times, African prints and patterns…
Or be a concrete rose
Which one is your favourite look?
The PUMA X SUE TSAI Collection Is Here
For her second collection with PUMA, visual artist Sue Tsai takes on the concept of “Love 101” – exploring the nostalgia of inspiring high school memories and the emotional experience of our first love.
From the memorable past to the present, the PUMA X SUE TSAI collection encourages us to commemorate, create and share this moving love.
The PUMA X SUE TSAI co-created sneakers include renditions of acclaimed PUMA silhouettes like PUMA Cali, PUMA Aeon and PUMA NOVA bedecked with scribbled lines of poetry, hand- drawn doodles, vibrant embroidery and chenille patches, transforming the nostalgia intom something unexpected new and accomplished with emotionalizing beauty.
The PUMA X SUE TSAI collection extends to chic apparel including tees, jackets, hooded dresses and sweatpants adorned with embroidery, badges, all over prints and placed graphics.
Complementing the collection, the artistic decoration theme of PUMA X SUE TSAI also includes matching accessories such as backpack, cap and pouch.
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PUMA x SUE TSAI is available at PUMA Select stores, X-Trend, Superbalist, Hipkicks, Madaiza and selected retailers from 17 August 2019.
The PUMA RS 9.8 Cosmic Lands
PUMA has dropped RS 9.8 Cosmic – inspired by 9.8 m/s2, which is the approximate speed of gravitational acceleration near the Earth’s surface and is addressed to individuals who defy social rules and the laws of physics.
The retro look of the PUMA RS 9.8 Cosmic pulls together various elements from the acclaimed RS Family including comfy sock liners and the shock-absorbing RS foam. The PUMA RS 9.8 Cosmic is fresh and futuristic, with vibrant colour pops and multiple materials mix.
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Retailing for R1599, the RS 9.8 Cosmic drops at The Cross Trainer, sportscene online, Side Step, Studio 88, Superbalist and selected retailers from 12 September 2019.
The women’s colourway – PUMA White-Milky Blue – will be available at The Cross Trainer, OFFICE London and selected retailer
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Fashion Without Borders Coming Back to South Africa
Africa’s fashion and lifestyle movement brings 20 fashion designers and 40 models from across the continent
Fashion Without Borders is back for its fifth installation and will be hosted over a two-day period from Friday, 06 September 2019 to Saturday, 07 September 2019 at the Park Inn Hotel, in Sandton.
Only this time, the event will be complemented by 20 fashion designers and 40 Models from across the African continent.
Themed My Africa, this year’s Fashion Without Borders will be a blend of new talent, emerging and established names, with a talent list that comprises the likes of an 11-year-old fashion designer; Ethan Mokhele (South Africa), Kele Foko (South Africa), Nivaldo Thierry (Mozambique) and Kofi Asante (Ghana), Kaelo Godirwang (Botswana), Iman Mtshali (South Africa), Aline (DRC), Aman Chamane (South Africa), Anslem Agwoko (Nigeria), Sane Ratlhogo (South Africa), Tumane Thabane (Lesotho), Bismark Nimoh Poku (Ghana), Cathy Mbemba (DRC), Maatla Matlhabe (Botswana), Izak JD and Claudine Uys (South Africa).
“Part of our aim is to enable the 20 fashion designers and 40 Models to take centre stage and subsequently showcase their interpretation of fashion design in the African continent, in an effort to raise awareness about local fashion consumption,” commented Serge Kabisoso, Creative Director and Show Producer. “This event will highlight how current fashion trends are predicted by moods, behaviour and buying habits of a consumer at a particular time.”
Fashion Without Borders is more than just a fashion show, but also a lifestyle event that includes pop-up stalls, industry-related workshops and opportunities that will allow patrons to interact with both local and Southern African Development Community region designers.