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Communicating with the Ancestors: Former Design Indaba Emerging Creative and MBOISA Nominee Thebe Magugu Draws on African Spirituality for his Alchemy AW21 Collection
Acclaimed fashion designer Thebe Magugu’s AW21 garments, campaign and short film explore African spirituality and global textile traditions.
We Interview Former Design Indaba Emerging Creative Mpho Vackier in TheUrbanative’s New Homecoming Collection
A collaborative collection birthed during lockdown brings together designers from different disciplines to celebrate home, and the continent.
The Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library by Sir David Adjaye will form a Nexus of African Discourse and Excellence in Johannesburg
DI Speaker Sir David Adjaye’s new design reveals a space dedicated to the African Renaissance.
Can Face Masks Be Fashionable? Should They Be? Kat Van Duinen Contemplates These Pandemic-Born Questions
Cape Town-based fashion designer Kat van Duinen tailors a sartorial response to the pandemic.
Cabin Fever: Moriko and Living in Nature Inspire with Myriad Ways to Interpret Low-Key Country Living
Moriko Cabins are prompted by the need to connect with nature.
The sweet spot where form meets function.
The Pen is Mighty
Past meets present in a powerful new era of illustration.
Skinny LaMinx Chats to us about a New Collaboration Inspired by the Sea Point Promenade
Former Design Indaba Emerging Creative Heather Moore has based her new Skinny LaMinx range on one of Cape Town’s most celebrated seaboard spaces.
A Future Vision
These next-gen artists are expanding our horizons.
Arch for Arch
Piyushi Kotecha, CEO of the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation talks to Design Indaba founder, Ravi Naidoo on how and why the Arch for Arch was created.
Artists Wage War on Waste
Artists Thirza Schaap and Dionnys Matos create beauty from waste.
Run(a)way success: Lukhanyo Mdingi
Former Design Indaba Emerging Creative Lukhanyo Mdingi is competing on the international luxury stage.
A Brighter Future, Together
Morag Myerscough’s recent interventions with the Ilukuluku Art Collective have brought colour and joy to the communities they touch.
Table Talk with Thabisa Mjo
Thabisa Mjo of Mash T. Design Studio launches new ceramics collection.
Babalo Chuma Rozani
Babalo is telling a Xhosa story and achieving a milestone for the modern appreciation of Xhosa traditions.
Lerato is an MTech student in Fine Art at Tshwane University of Technology in the Department of Fine and Applied Art.
Graphic Design student at Red and Yellow Creative School of Business in Cape Town
Adria van Rooyen
Adria is motivated by the ocean, which she refers to as “my happy place” and is inspired by colour.
As a designer, he strives to find ways in which he can make a difference in people's lives.
Clint is all about reach, storytelling, expression and self-awareness.
Mncedisi has a bold and contemporary graphic design sensibility.
Hilde hand-crafts unique and quirky maps and illustrations using a mixture of analogue and digital mediums.
The Zulu Mien brand expresses African elegance and dignity.
Kgothatso Michelle Malatjie
Kgothatso’s work ranges from single conceptual pieces to various themed bodies of work.
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