If you've been following the latest trends, you've probably noticed that vintage fashion is back in. Andile Biyana says that because of vintage fashion and thrifting, we've been seeing elements of the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s in contemporary fashion. Bellbottoms, off-the-shoulder tops and dresses, and recycled and used clothing have become part of popular culture.
Consistency is what makes a fashion icon, according to Cassandra Twala. "Without seeing their face you know that it's them," says the cofounder of the blog, Black Base.And whether she's clothed head to toe in all black or several shades of gray, Cassandra knows how to pull together a look that will make a lasting statement.
In South Africa, women are not so keen on experimenting with different make up looks. Safe is the most, if not the only thing trending on peoples' faces. You can blame it on our “infant”, none-existent beauty industry (fueled by the major multi-national beauty companies that have set up shop here).