Style Report: KingThaDay with Thandiswa Mazwai

“She is the leader of the past which is now the future” – Hugh Masekela on Thandiswa Mazwai My very first article posted on offthetar.com was titled “What defines a trendsetter?” and Thandiswa Mazwai was someone I referred to as an example of one. This view remains unchanged and especially more so since I attended her birthday concert – King Tha Day. This event was … Continue reading Style Report: KingThaDay with Thandiswa Mazwai

Black Panther’s got me outchea drippin’ in finesse…

Last year I attended the Faku’gesi Beats Bloc Party in Braam’ and was awe-struck by two guys who wore a look emulating Raiden – a character from the video game Mortal Kombat. I loved how they incorporated the traditional Sotho hat into their ensemble and the addition of a mask made of patterned fabric. I could not resist recreating this otherworldly, “Japanese-esque” look! Raiden is … Continue reading Black Panther’s got me outchea drippin’ in finesse…

Q&A with Ati Nwai

I met with the graceful beauty, Ati Nwai, at her design studio in Port Elizabeth. This talented local designer creates striking outfits for women and has recently started making kids clothing too. In this Q&A feature, Ati shares her perspective on the meaning of fashion and how she stays inspired to design beautiful clothing… What would you describe as the common thread evident in Ati … Continue reading Q&A with Ati Nwai

Gwen goes shopping, Azima tags along…

Vintage fashion has a two-fold advantage: good for the wallet and great for the environment. Wearable pieces from yesteryear won’t require swiping your credit card, nor will there be any wasted resources that would have otherwise been spent in the making of brand new garments from scratch…   Hombakazi Vintage Cabin is an ideal location to score vintage fashion finds in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. “Hombakazi” means stylish … Continue reading Gwen goes shopping, Azima tags along…

Q&A with Thabo Makhetha

Thabo Makhetha is driven, this is evident in her persona and seeps through to her surroundings…from the look, feel and quality of her creations, to the accolades she’s received since the start of her label, e.g. one of Nelson Mandela Bay’s top 40 under 40, to being featured in magazine, to her designs worn at Louis Vuitton Fashion week in Paris by the Elle editor, … Continue reading Q&A with Thabo Makhetha

TBT Post: MBFWCT Summer/Spring Collection 2015/2016 (Part II)

I recently got an oppurtunity to report on Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town on Refashion Africa http://www.refashionafrica.com/eye-on-fashion-3-fashionweek-cape-town-2015/ (Check out link for more pics!) A glimpse into Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town SS 2015/2016 Reporting by Azima. As is the case in many forms of art, the fashion presented at this fashion week in Cape Town by both designers and street stylers, was a … Continue reading TBT Post: MBFWCT Summer/Spring Collection 2015/2016 (Part II)