#MyFashionCareer’s top selfies – how the entrants have presented themselves

posted on December 15th, 2016 by LISOF

The #MyFashionCareer competition is closed. We received over 2000 entries – Wow!! If you’re not already aware of the fantastic opportunity that LISOF, SA’s leading school of Fashion and Retail was running, then you’re in for a treat.

Fashion visionaries stand a chance of winning 1 of 4 bursaries to kick-start an awesome Fashion and Retail career, courtesy of LISOF and the #MyFashionCareer Bursary competition – sounds amazing, right?

At LISOF, there’s something for everyone. Whether you have an eye for style or prefer working with numbers, these are the bursaries that are up for grabs.

But first, let me take a (#MyFashionCareer) selfie

Along with completing the entry form and submitting the required documents, entrants were tasked with taking a selfie which showcases their absolute passion and drive for a career in Fashion and Retail.

And we haven’t been disappointed; from the artistic, stylish to downright fabulous, here is our top selection of #MyFashionCareer selfies so far

Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye” – Dorothy Parker

 

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Nombuso Ngubane

 

Mapule

Mapule Maponyane

 

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Mary Thialoe

 

Siba

Sibabalwe Nyangiwe

 

Leigh

Leigh Beukes

 

Mbalenhle

Mbalenhle Mncube

 

Shanon

Shanon van Harn

 

Siphelele

Siphelele Ngqeleni

 

Mongezi

Mongezi Phiri

 

Aneesha

Aneesah Kadia

 

Nomcebo

Nomcebo Mbatha

 

If you’re a serious go-getter and have what it takes, then LISOF, SA’s leading school of fashion & retail is the Fashion and Retail school for you.

Entries closed on the 9th December 2016, but not to worry you can contact us early next year to study at LISOF. Check our Courses page for more info.

Which selfie is your favourite? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook page.

 

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See you in the new year! Study FASHION at LISOF in 2017.

posted on December 14th, 2016 by LISOF

Hey fashionistas, thank-you for another amazing year in fashion. Twenty sixteen has been an interesting one for everyone. Study fashion at LISOF in 2017!

Please note that LISOF campuses are closed from 15 December 2016 until 3rd January 2017.

Any inquiries will only be answered next year.

During the break consider which Fashion Course you want to study at LISOF:

  • A Short Course in fashion design, sewing, patterns or make-up 01 powered by MAC Cosmetics, is a great option to learn the fashion fundamentals and an opportunity to become a professional make-up artist. We offer classes on Saturdays at both Pretoria and Johannesburg Campus, which is convenient if you are working.
  • A Higher Certificate is a 1 year Full Time Course and is more intensive than a short course, offering a variety of subjects that can give you the skills you need to get started in the fashion industry.
  • BA Degrees and Diplomas are 3 year full time (only) courses that are registered and accredited. These include Work-Integrated-Learning with partners of LISOF. (Internships) Upon graduation, the retailer, design house, media house may decide to offer the candidate a job depending on suitability (at their own discretion)
  • BCom Fashion Degree is our newly registered and accredited Degree offering the student who has a flair for fashion and strong in numbers an opportunity to move seamlessly into the fashion retail landscape as a Planner, Supply Chain, Business, etc.
  • BA Honours is a one year course with 3-5 months PAID work-integrated-learning and an option to study in London with FRA

Happy Holidays and see you in the new year!

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We hope there are presents under there!

 

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Santa’s handsome helper?

 

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Totally a summer holiday chillaxed look

 

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Christmas in SA is usually poolside or seaside!

 

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New Years look. Just need a cocktail in hand!

 

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Don’t let the blood spill at family Christmas dinner!

 

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Santa’s little elves for sure!!

 

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Welcome in the New Year!

 

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Walking into 2017 like.

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Fashion Show 2016 Winner: Best Ready-To-Wear Range by Faida Chikwatu

posted on December 13th, 2016 by LISOF

Q&A with Faida Chikwatu, Winner of the Best Graduate Ready-to-Wear collection at this years Fashion Show.

  • What was your inspiration?

Even though I’m Muslim, I was still curious and intrigued by the culture and ethnicity of the Arab lifestyle. Through my research I had gathered a look and feel for my range at the 2016 Fashion Show that was of riches, elegance, modesty and purity Arabia has, in which I was willing to translate this look and feel towards the collection. I didn’t want to the garments to look like “just another modest collection” I wanted these garments to execute the look and feel as soon as they are dressed it would emphasize it even more.

  • What is the name of your Fashion Show collection and why?

Awraah, the term in Arabic simply means body parts which must be covered from others.

  • Why did you select the fabrics you used?

While I was sourcing for these fabrics I was looking for fabrics that represented so much elegance and riches not only that but also gave away the ethnicity of it. When I had found these fabrics I was lucky enough to reasonably priced fabrics and made sure I used the fabrics to the best of my ability to make it look a lot more exquisite.

  • What finishes made your collection different?

I went for finishes that were more feminine like adding in touches of lace and added some binding, I tried to find new ways of finishing of the garments.

  • What do you plan to do next year and what is ultimate fashion dream for you?

I’m currently looking for a job at this point and I plan on working and building on my brand. My ultimate fashion dream to have the most exquisite and beautiful modest wear worldwide and to also collaborate with one of the top designers.

 

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#MyFashionCareer entries are closed!

posted on December 9th, 2016 by LISOF

It’s been an exciting run for the fashion hopefuls who have taken on the challenge of entering the LISOF #MyFashionCareer bursary competition.

Entrants have submitted their documents, qualifications and fashion-forward selfies, in the hopes of winning a coveted bursary to the value of R730 000 to study at LISOF, SA’s leading school of Fashion and Retail in 2017.

With over 2000 entries so far, only 12 semi-finalist will be selected, 3 from each of the Bursary categories and thereafter, the final 4, 1 from each category.

The 4 lucky entrants each stand a chance of walking away with an amazing bursary to study one of the following courses to kick-start their career in Fashion and Retail:

The panel of judges will deliberate and the finalists will be selected and announced on the 25th January 2017.

Best of luck to all the entrants! An awesome opportunity awaits – we can’t wait to see who comes out ahead of the pack with a LISOF #MyFashionCareer Bursary. Keep updated here on the LISOF blog!

 

Fashion Show 2016: Winner Best Menswear Range by Mikhile du Plessis

posted on December 6th, 2016 by LISOF

3rd year BA Fashion Design student, gives us her insights into her graduate menswear collection; “AWAKEN” by Mikhile du Plessis for the LISOF Fashion Show 2016.

 

“A garment must work for the wearer, not the other way around – that is what design is about” quote by Mikhile

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What is your inspiration for your menswear range?

AWAKEN – a collection that expresses the transformation of a man who comes across as classy, but yet sporty and finishing it off with comfort minimalistic, tailored wear. A “Westernization” feel is brought through the fit and styling of the garments with loose tailored cuts mixed with the cultural influence of Maboneng in ” Africa ” such as a sporty street wear look and styling that has created the collection which adds to the wearers personality. The reason I say that the clothing works for the wearer, is that I created a bag that can be used in the day and turned into a jacket and a coat that is formal and becomes a rain jacket in this way the clothing works for the wearer and each indivisible item can be mixed up with any other item depending on the wearer, this is what creates AWAKEN aware of its surrounding and the wearers personality and style.

 

What was the name of your menswear collection and why? 

AWAKEN – . It expresses a man who is aware of his surroundings and is the alpha of the pack.

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Why menswear?

I chose menswear as I believe there is a lack of classic, sporty and good quality clothing for men and I know that my collection is for any type of man whom can mix and match the clothing with any other item he has.

 

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Why did you select the fabrics you did?

I used winter fabric such as wool and Melton, with bull denim creating weight to the collection with the layering and mixture of the light-weight fabric such as Egyptian cotton, track suiting and good quality t- shirting material. I personalized my lining of the clothing with a minimalistic design which ties into the simplicity. The use of the fabric with different weights, textures and adding the pure white brings in depth with the different layers, adding crispness.

 

What finishes made your collection different?

The use of the contract fabrics and the raw finished edges makes the collection different and unique. When I say raw finished edges, I have created top stitching and black tap to the edge, giving it a simple but yet exclusive finish. My personalized badges, tabs and barcodes make the product a finished piece, attaching the viewer to the item and personalizing it, done with a silkscreen on a different textured fabric either with a raw or clean edge top stitched on with thick tread, creating depth.

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What do you plan to do next year? 

My goal is to extend my collection and take-up any opportunity I can get, I intend to further with my studies with a BA Honours in Fashion at LISOF and will be obtaining some work experience. I believe that I’m passionate in what I do and therefore I will keep pushing, designing and delving my work in this industry.

 

Thank you to LISOF, parents, family and friends.

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Fashion Show 2016: Winner Best Couture Range by Charlene van Rooyen

posted on November 28th, 2016 by LISOF

Last week Thursday, 24 November, LISOF showcased their 22nd annual fashion show at The Tin Factory to fashion media, retailers, bloggers and friends and family. From first year to third year, each design student showcased their own design according to a theme.

During the fashion show dress rehearsals, the judges watched each outfit down the runway then went backstage for closer inspection. The Judges were; LISOF Alumni Thebe Magugu and Rich Mnisi as well as ELLE Magazine’s, Ayanda Molefe.

Best Graduate Couture Range 2016 was awarded to: Charlene van Rooyen, BA Fashion in Design. Learn more about her winning collection; “Kallah” which means bride in Hebrew.

 

INSPIRATION

My Inspiration for the Fashion Show was to design and make a wedding range that is non-traditional and has a bohemian look to it. Being a free spirit and loving the bohemian look, I wanted to create something for the unconventional bride.

FABRICS AND FINISH

I wanted fabric that speaks for itself and a lace that was unique. I traveled to Parys in the Free State to an interior fabrics store called “Merci-French Interior” and I discovered the most amazing cotton lace. For the finishes, I used lace trims and created material bindings for each dress and underwear.

FUTURE

I would like to focus on weddings. I have always had a passion for “the big day”. I want to create wedding dresses and my signature non-traditional evening gowns as well.

 

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Save the Date: LISOF’s 22nd Annual Fashion Show

posted on November 15th, 2016 by LISOF

LISOF’s 22nd annual fashion show is next week Thursday, 24 November at The Tin Factory.

Join us to see the young talent on the rise with their collections. From 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Design Students showcasing their work down the runway.

Tickets for the public are available on the 22nd November. For more detail please call: 011 326 1698

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DREAM BIG WITH A CAREER IN THE WORLD OF FASHION

posted on November 11th, 2016 by LISOF

Start your career in fashion at LISOF!

LISOF, the most progressive Fashion Design & Retail Academy, is opening the doors to the world of fashion for South Africa’s youth by giving away four bursaries to the value of R730 000* in its #MyFashionCareer bursary competition.

Cool creatives with a passion for fashion and a determination for the business of Fashion and Retail can enter the #MyFashionCareer bursary competition and stand a chance to win one of four exciting courses that will kick-start their dream career. Simply CLICK HERE, complete the entry form in a few easy steps, and stand a chance to win one of these LISOF bursaries which are up grabs:

If you want to make your mark in the world of Fashion, entries to the #MyFashionCareer bursary competition are open from Sunday, 16 October 2016 until Friday, 9 December 2016. Shana Rosenthal, CEO of LISOF and renowned expert in the Fashion & Retail Industry, stresses that a career in Fashion offers much more than just the glitz and the glam. It is for this reason that LISOF introduced its BCom Fashion Degree which addresses the industry’s need to nurture the skills required for the business aspect of Fashion & Retail. Those determined to take their passion a step further, should consider LISOF’s Honours Degree with its earn-while-you-learn approach that creates a work-readiness our Retail Industry requires – allowing students to enter the Fashion and Retail industry seamlessly. By participating in a six-week postgraduate programme at a leading Fashion Retail institution in London, LISOF Honours students will gain invaluable international work experience with this optional addition to the course. The Fashion and Retail industry offers a vast range of career paths from Fashion Design to business careers which include planners, buyers and visual merchandisers to name a few. Rosenthal adds that with the #MyFashionCareer bursary competition at LISOF, is creating an opportunity for our youth to empower themselves, by standing a chance to pursue a highly rewarding and high-earning career in the fast-paced and progressive world of Fashion and Retail in South Africa. The South African Textile and Clothing industry facilitates about 80 000 jobs annually, while our local Retail sector continues to grow at a rapid rate. LISOF has all the tools to give you the competitive advantage to become a success in this industry. LISOF’s graduates are without a doubt the first choice for retailers to employ, and their alumni populate Fashion and Retail environments globally. If you have an eye for style, extraordinary creativity and find satisfaction when working with numbers then LISOF is your gateway to a trend-setting future. Don’t miss out – grab this opportunity! For more information: CLICK HERE!

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*Total bursary = R780 000

About LISOF

LISOF has the reputation of being the most progressive fashion design school and retail education institution in Africa. Our alumni populate fashion and retail environments throughout the world and our degrees in fashion are well sought after in the industry. We have achieved this success by developing a curriculum that is unequaled in its variety and depth, by employing and consulting leaders at the cutting edge of fashion, retail and education, and by fostering individuality, innovation and creativity.   Students can choose between a diploma in fashion or a degree in fashion that is unrivaled in its scope and practical application. LISOF also boasts a new offering, the BCom Fashion degree which is highly recommended by the Retail industry, as well as the Honours Degree which is designed to fulfill the work-readiness need that Retailers require. This Honours programme allows students an international retail work experience at a leading retailer in London, raising the bar for the local retail industry.   By choosing LISOF as your educational institution, you can choose from a diverse array of disciplines, from design to marketing, styling to buying, merchandising to photography, and many more. As a member of the LISOF community, you will explore, learn and exchange ideas in a dynamic, inspirational environment. Studying at LISOF means that you will not only be educated at a prestigious fashion design school but you will also be exposed to the industry and be able to network within the community.

  • LISOF and its full-time degrees and diplomas in fashion are accredited by the Council on Higher Education.
  • LISOF’s full-time programmes are registered on the South African Qualifications Authority’s (SAQA) National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
  • LISOF is registered with the Department of Education as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Registration Certificate No. 2002/HE07/002).
  • LISOF is a member of the Association of Private Providers of Education, Training & Development.

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6 Tips for managing the year end stresses of 2016 – By student Tasarnia Dhuloo

posted on October 26th, 2016 by LISOF

6 Tips for managing the year end stresses of 2016.

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Its not a secret that as the year end draws eminently closer and the promise of a long awaited holiday is finally in sight we find ourselves stressing about all the work we need to finish so we can take that well deserved rest.

For many of us this time of the year means crunch time. All the knowledge absorbed through out this year is being put to the ultimate test, and we find ourselves working all through the night and stocking up on the caffeine, which I might add isn’t the best way to stay stress free and calm during this time of the year.

Some best ways to face this monster of a final stretch is with a few simple yet effective tips:

  1. Chill Out – ME time is an absolute necessity, just take time to chill in a space that doesn’t involve deadlines.
  2. Eat well – Brain food is vital, natural and healthy energy boosting snacks are perfect for when you hit a brain slump.
  3. Stop with the shots – Be it coffee or alcohol try limit your intake to avoid any added anxiety.
  4. Stay Positive
  5. Keep Hydrated – WATER! WATER! WATER!
  6. Get enough sleep – your brain can’t function if its tired, try your best to give yourself enough time for a good night’s rest.

With these tips in your back pocket these final weeks will be just a bit more manageable. Being stress free isn’t always achievable but it sure does help when exams are around the corner. So here’s to an epic 2016, Good luck for you Final Exams and I’m looking forward to seeing you in 2017!!!

Go check out Tasarnia Dhuloo’s blog, The Gilded Hanger.

 

References

Instagrams to follow . 2016 . Online image. (available) http://blog.bloglovin.com/blog/10-instagrams-to-follow-for-amazing-flatlay-photos [ accessed 2016/10/23]

 

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Dream big with a career in the world of fashion

posted on October 16th, 2016 by LISOF

LISOF, the most progressive Fashion Design & Retail Academy, is opening the doors to the world of fashion for South Africa’s youth by giving away four bursaries to the value of R730 000* in its #MyFashionCareer bursary competition.

Cool creatives with a passion for fashion and a determination for the business of Fashion and Retail can enter the #MyFashionCareer bursary competition and stand a chance to win one of four exciting courses that will kick-start their dream career.

Simply CLICK HERE, complete the entry form in a few easy steps, and stand a chance to win one of these LISOF bursaries which are up grabs:

If you want to make your mark in the world of Fashion, entries to the #MyFashionCareer bursary competition are open from Sunday, 16 October 2016 until Friday, 9 December 2016.

Shana Rosenthal, CEO of LISOF and renowned expert in the Fashion & Retail Industry, stresses that a career in Fashion offers much more than just the glitz and the glam. It is for this reason that LISOF introduced its BCom Fashion Degree which addresses the industry’s need to nurture the skills required for the business aspect of Fashion & Retail. Those determined to take their passion a step further, should consider LISOF’s Honours Degree with its earn-while-you-learn approach that creates a work-readiness our Retail Industry requires – allowing students to enter the Fashion and Retail industry seamlessly. By participating in a six-week postgraduate programme at a leading Fashion Retail institution in London, LISOF Honours students will gain invaluable international work experience with this optional addition to the course. The Fashion and Retail industry offers a vast range of career paths from Fashion Design to business careers which include planners, buyers and visual merchandisers to name a few.

Rosenthal adds that with the #MyFashionCareer bursary competition at LISOF, is creating an opportunity for our youth to empower themselves, by standing a chance to pursue a highly rewarding and high-earning career in the fast-paced and progressive world of Fashion and Retail in South Africa.

The South African Textile and Clothing industry facilitates about 80 000 jobs annually, while our local Retail sector continues to grow at a rapid rate. LISOF has all the tools to give you the competitive advantage to become a success in this industry. LISOF’s graduates are without a doubt the first choice for retailers to employ, and their alumni populate Fashion and Retail environments globally.

If you have an eye for style, extraordinary creativity and find satisfaction when working with numbers then LISOF is your gateway to a trend-setting future.

Don’t miss out – grab this opportunity!

For more information: CLICK HERE!

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*Total bursary = R780 000

About LISOF

LISOF has the reputation of being the most progressive fashion design school and retail education institution in Africa. Our alumni populate fashion and retail environments throughout the world and our degrees in fashion are well sought after in the industry.

We have achieved this success by developing a curriculum that is unequaled in its variety and depth, by employing and consulting leaders at the cutting edge of fashion, retail and education, and by fostering individuality, innovation and creativity.

 

Students can choose between a diploma in fashion or a degree in fashion that is unrivaled in its scope and practical application. LISOF also boasts a new offering, the BCom Fashion degree which is highly recommended by the Retail industry, as well as the Honours Degree which is designed to fulfill the work-readiness need that Retailers require. This Honours programme allows students an international retail work experience at a leading retailer in London, raising the bar for the local retail industry.

 

By choosing LISOF as your educational institution, you can choose from a diverse array of disciplines, from design to marketing, styling to buying, merchandising to photography, and many more. As a member of the LISOF community, you will explore, learn and exchange ideas in a dynamic, inspirational environment. Studying at LISOF means that you will not only be educated at a prestigious fashion design school but you will also be exposed to the industry and be able to network within the community.

  • LISOF and its full-time degrees and diplomas in fashion are accredited by the Council on Higher Education.
  • LISOF’s full-time programmes are registered on the South African Qualifications Authority’s (SAQA) National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
  • LISOF is registered with the Department of Education as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Registration Certificate No. 2002/HE07/002).
  • LISOF is a member of the Association of Private Providers of Education, Training & Development.
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