iFashion Member Blogs

The bloggers are members of the iFashion community who write about their views and experiences. The views and opinions expressed in this section are strictly those of the authors and do not reflect those of iFashion or their affiliates. Any blog posts that are slanderous, advertise a company/business or are unfitting for the blog format (e.g. they are questions that should be posted on the forum) will be deleted.
Oct 01

Retail: Workshop Feedback (Producing A Sellable Range)

AmandaLeighOC Posted by: AmandaLeighOC | Comment (0)
Tagged in: Untagged 

Retail: Workshop Feedback (Producing A Sellable Range)

The last theoretical module in the workshop series was focused on retail. Letha Oelz, a retail industry veteran, presented Producing Sellable Line for the Retail Industry over two days. I was particularly interested in this module because it represents a break in the value chain. Up until you have a finished product, the entire focus is on the managing of the manufacturing process - from design through to input sourcing, sampling and production.

When the product is completed, it's all about getting it sold. We're now moving into a space which is defined by others. By retail buyers and the customers they ultimately represent. I saw this as an opportunity to get a better of sense of what the retail buyer demands from the manufacturer, what the language of retail is. 

Read More...
Sep 30

The Fake Sartorialist: Big Shirt Dolly, Milan

fakesartorialist Posted by: fakesartorialist | Comment (0)
Tagged in: Untagged 
brought to you by:
Sep 30

The Fake Sartorialist - On the Street: Vintage YSL, London

fakesartorialist Posted by: fakesartorialist | Comment (0)
Tagged in: Untagged 
brought to you by:
Sep 30

The Fake Sartorialist: Super Simone

fakesartorialist Posted by: fakesartorialist | Comment (0)
Tagged in: Untagged 
Super Simone
He swoops down from the rooftop, velvet cape and and quilted wings all aflutter. 
Armed with needle and thread he stalks these medieval streets hiding in shadows and behind the menus of boutique restaurants.
He is the hero of the torn-hemmed and the loose-buttoned. He can spot an unraveling thread while sipping an americano and reading the New Yorker.
He is THE STITCHER 
 
brought to you by:
Sep 28

Trendsetter, apparently I am...

Dladla Posted by: Dladla | Comment (2)
Tagged in: Untagged 

Whoever knows me knows that I never fuss over something to wear, as a results I never struggle about stuff to wear. Well, that was until I received a call from and old fashionista-pal of mine, asking me to come with to an upcoming event...

I was so excited when he told me where we are going because I cannot wait to forsake my dingy room for the whole day (two possibly). However, all that excitement ceased the minute he told me who he was bringing along.... Uhhh, Uhm... Ouh, Okay.

What was the matter now?

Read More...
Sep 28

Five things that make SA Fashion the best in the world

MODISEM Posted by: MODISEM | Comment (5)
Tagged in: Untagged 

 

1. Tell Stories

2.Fabric Conscious

Read More...
Sep 22

iFashion on Technorati qgjiwrz5x7

Angie Posted by: Angie | Comment (2)
Tagged in: Untagged 

qgjiwrz5x7

 Just registered iFashion on Technorati and they asked me to publish this. So please ignore. :)

Sep 22

SA Fashion Week was a huge success

MODISEM Posted by: MODISEM | Comment (0)
Tagged in: Untagged 

 

The SA Fashion week was a huge sucess starting with Elle New Talent show.The designs were on par from quality to market appeal.The quality of our designers garments is improving every year.I can savely say that we are ready to give New York and Paris Fashion week the run for thier money. The ephymol's show was breath taking and also Abigail Betz took a new turn to her women range.The south african fashion weeks is still under dark cloud compared to the  new york and paris.It is in our hands as south african to change all of that.I believe if we buy more local clothes the quality of our designs will improve.The fashion/clothes from paris and new york fashion week are all over the world because we have a perception that only overseas designers can produce quality.It took a long time for them to be established brands but us as south africans we owe it to ourselves to embrace local designs.We have to embrace them by wearing and talk about them.The word of mouth is one of the powerful tool to market our designers as south africans.If we can talk and embrace our local designs we can help our designers to be known brands all over the world.Let us all try and have at least one local garment in our closets! 

Sep 20

Debits and Credits

AmandaLeighOC Posted by: AmandaLeighOC | Comment (1)
Tagged in: Untagged 

Debits and Credits - Accounting 

It's been so (too) long since I've put the proverbial pen to paper on the ifashion blog.  Since I'm pretty rigid about keeping my blog posts business related, I didn't generate any content for the month I was on holiday.

The two big tasks that I had looming on my return were the business' financials and my personal tax return. I always do my own tax return because there's never really been anything too hectic to deal with - it's just PT really. So I thought how hard could it be to do the financials for a business that hasn't really generated any transactions?  As this is the first year-end, I decided that I would do the initial set-up of the financials before handing it over to my accountant (instead of paying a bookkeeper). Once I've set this up and my accountant is happy that I haven't made a complete hash of it I'll probably find a bookkeeper to do the next year-end.

Read More...
Sep 19

SA's fastest growing clothing brand

MODISEM Posted by: MODISEM | Comment (0)
Tagged in: Untagged 

Ephymol is more than a brand of clothing but a motion centred brand.I believe the label represents the real feel of chic meet afrocentric influence.The show was amazing and everybody who was watching the brand's show enjoyed it.The cut on the garments were well tailored and atticulately done. Ephraim have proven that he mean business on his designs. I believe it is the label that every man in this country can wear and be proud to be a south african.It is a brand that we can all be proud of as south africans.The label is been in the industry for few years but it looks like they been around for decades.I believe it is going to be the best label and the most innovative brand in years to come.If our people/consumers in this country can realise the importance of supporting local brands then our designers can grow to be big names around the world.Ephymol's brand is the proof of the fast growing clothing brand of our generation.Let us all embrace and support local designers.

For more information visit http://www.sanlamsafashionweek.co.za/

Companies Hiring