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South Africa's favourite iconoclastic fashion designer, Marianne Fassler unleashes a riot of colour and pattern at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town. See her Resort 2015 collection in our Lookbook. 


Think Africa is traditional, unsophisticated and has no pop culture? Dead wrong. South African consumer research agency Instant Grass busts 10 myths about the continent in this new report.  


In this week's Design Frontiers we take a look at a smart new tool from MIT Media Lab, which is blurring the lines between handmade craft and digital technology. But that's not a bad thing. See why here


Working alongside Port Elizabeth-based mohair manufacturer Momento’s of Africa, Ruth McNaughton is experimenting with colours and patterns for none other than Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel. See this talented young designer’s work here. 


Alistair King, chief creative officer of King James, tells us how Sanlam's viral social experiment, The One Rand Man, began – and it didn’t start with a brief. Get his inside take here.

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