Eastern Cape Fashion & Design Council

Eastern Cape Fashion & Design Council

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The ECFDC is a non-profit organisation that aims to expand interest of the Eastern Cape's fashion,de

Photos from Eastern Cape Fashion & Design Council's post 26/03/2022

Pop in today to check out our newest council member Jo Moses merch launch in our Greenacres Mall store. Consultations will also be available in-store.

Photos from Eastern Cape Fashion & Design Council's post 26/03/2022

Pop in today to check out our newest council member Jo Moses merch launch at Local Design Kraal . Consultations will also be available in-store.

24/03/2022

You are invited to the launch of Jo's Creation that will take place at the Local Design Kraal Store. See you there!🙂

10/03/2022

It is sad to see the growth of the industry of people who are involved in manufacturing counterfeit products in the Fashion Industry. These do not only damage the reputation and dignity of well established brands, but also contribute to the high unemployment rate and the low GDP of the country.
Many well known international brands have been victim of such, namely Gucci, Louis Vuitton and locally Maxhosa as seen in the images above. The products are manufactured counterfeits that are sold at prices next to nothing, shining the spotlight away from the original brands that put an immense amount of effort and creativity in their crafts to deliver pure quality in their designs.
Let us continue supporting our original local brands and keep the spotlight on them

Photos from Eastern Cape Fashion & Design Council's post 22/02/2022

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If/When you're in Johannesburg please visit the Curious Concept Store at Hallmark House Hotel and support our council members

Featured designers:
Mbube Creations
Lookout Ceramics
Rural love classics
Refined Revolt

19/02/2022

Introducing the Local Design Kraal. Welcome to the new home of the Eastern Cape Fashion Design Council located in Greenacres Shopping Mall. Gqebera. We look forward to seeing you walk through our doors! Happy Shopping 🥳🛍

09/02/2022

In the latest of fashion news
Fashion House Dolce and Gabbana have decided to stop using animal fur in their collections

This decision was made in support of the animal rights groups Humane Society International and will be implemented later in the year 2022 in the venture of creating an eco-fur to use in the future.

A commendable and admirable sense of social responsibility and example shown by the Fashion House

27/01/2022

2021 has brought us to the loss of many fashion icons, to name a few of the greats;

Alber Elbaz, an Israeli fashion designer and the relative director of Lavin in Paris who died at age 59 due to Corona Virus

Elsa Peretti, an Italian Jewelry designer, philanthropist and fashion model who died at age 80

André Leon Talley, an American fashion journalist, stylist, creative director and editor of Vogue Magazine who died at age 73

Thierry Mugler a French fashion designer, creative director and adviser of Mugler who was famously known for his unique architectural style of broad shoulders and small waiste, died at 73

Virgil Abloh, an American fashion designer, who boomed after being artistic director of the Louis Vuitton Menswear collection in 2018, he lost his life at 41 in the peek of his career

These icons amongst many others, left a huge mark in the fashion industry and best believe, have now carved the way for the next generation of creatives to boom in their own rights

20/12/2021

CALLING ALL DESIGNERS
The Eastern Cape Fashion Design Council is taking applications for designers to join the council. This is an exciting opportunity for all the designers as a platform has been created that gives designers promotion, talent developers, business support, one-one-one mentorships, sales platform, design resource and great exposure.

You can email us as [email protected] for an application form. Please visit our website for more information on the council at ecfdc.org.za

02/12/2021

We would like to extend a Big Congratulations to the Chairperson of The Council for winning the Designer of The Year award at this year's GQ MEN OF THE YEAR.

The fashion industry is broken, but can 1 trillion dollars fix it? 29/11/2021

The fashion industry is broken, but can 1 trillion dollars fix it?

Anyone who works in knows that, for the most part, what’s needed for any kind of systematic change is willpower and a lot of money. | http://ow.ly/GUmY30s2hi6

The fashion industry is broken, but can 1 trillion dollars fix it? Is decarbonisation a silver bullet for the industry or a sophisticated papering over the cracks?

Celebrities Pay Tribute to Virgil Abloh 29/11/2021

Celebrities Pay Tribute to Virgil Abloh

Celebrities such as Pharrell Williams, Hailey Bieber, Cynthia Erivo, Drake and many others, have shared touching tributes to Abloh on Instagram, talking about their friendships with the late designer and his impact on fashion and culture. | http://ow.ly/HB4O30s2hgl

Celebrities Pay Tribute to Virgil Abloh Hailey Bieber, Pharrell Williams, Gigi Hadid and many others are posting tributes to the famed fashion designer, who died Sunday after a private battle with cancer.

Designers, Brands Pay Tribute to Virgil Abloh on Social Media 29/11/2021

Designers, Brands Pay Tribute to Virgil Abloh on Social Media

Fashion giants take to social media to send heartfelt tributes to | http://ow.ly/3Pkf30s2h1s

Designers, Brands Pay Tribute to Virgil Abloh on Social Media Designers, brands and more took to social media to share their tributes following the tragic news of Virgil Abloh’s passing.

Virgil Abloh’s Most Memorable Quotes 29/11/2021

Virgil Abloh’s Most Memorable Quotes

Here are some choice quotes from a true groundbreaker who changed the industry | http://ow.ly/VmV630s2gYY

Virgil Abloh’s Most Memorable Quotes Virgil Abloh single-handedly changed the industry forever, breaking barriers and opening doors for an entire generation of artists.

Virgil Abloh Has Died, Aged 41 29/11/2021

Virgil Abloh Has Died, Aged 41

For over two years, valiantly battled a rare, aggressive form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma. He chose to endure his battle privately since his diagnosis in 2019. The fashion and design industry has lost a true visionary. | http://ow.ly/nrEQ30s2gP2

Virgil Abloh Has Died, Aged 41 Virgil Abloh, the founder of Off-White and the Men’s Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton, has died, his Instagram account confirmed this afternoon.

'NFT' is Collins Dictionary's Word of the Year for 2021, beating out 'crypto' and 'cheugy' 28/11/2021

'NFT' is Collins Dictionary's Word of the Year for 2021, beating out 'crypto' and 'cheugy'

Other selected words reflect the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with "double-vaxxed" and "hybrid working" making the shortlist. | http://ow.ly/eR2v30s2a5E

'NFT' is Collins Dictionary's Word of the Year for 2021, beating out 'crypto' and 'cheugy' "NFT," the abbreviation of "non-fungible token," has been named Word of the Year by dictionary publisher Collins, beating "crypto" and "cheugy" to the top spot.

Consumers should buy half as many new clothes and retailers should repair them – London Fashion Week told 28/11/2021

Consumers should buy half as many new clothes and retailers should repair them – London Fashion Week told

"Consumers should buy half as many new clothes and fashion retailers should focus on selling second hand products and repairing goods in-store."| http://ow.ly/xzss30s2a5b

Consumers should buy half as many new clothes and retailers should repair them – London Fashion Week told Consumers should buy half as many new clothes and fashion retailers should focus on selling second hand products and repairing goods in-store, the organiser of London Fashion Week has said.

Edited Data Reveals Inflation Impact on Apparel Categories 28/11/2021

Edited Data Reveals Inflation Impact on Apparel Categories

Retail market intelligence platform Edited tapped its data on more than 4 billion stock keeping units to see the impact on several product categories. | http://ow.ly/lu7Q30s2a3W

Edited Data Reveals Inflation Impact on Apparel Categories As consumer prices surged 6.2 percent, some fashion categories are increasing at twice that rate.

Most Memorable Moments From Fashion Awards 28/11/2021

Most Memorable Moments From Fashion Awards

A looks back at some of the highlight moments from the over the years | http://ow.ly/gb2o30s2a3M

Most Memorable Moments From Fashion Awards It includes an “Ab Fab” moment with Stella McCartney, and heartfelt speeches honoring industry legends such as Franca Sozzani, Azzedine Alaïa and Karl Lagerfeld.

House of Gucci is Here, But Will it Really Impact the Brand's Sales? - The Fashion Law 28/11/2021

House of Gucci is Here, But Will it Really Impact the Brand's Sales? - The Fashion Law

The timing of the film’s release coincides with Gucci parent company Kering’s report that sales for its biggest brand grew by just 3.8 percent during Q3, missing analyst expectations. | http://ow.ly/ja4A30s29WP

House of Gucci is Here, But Will it Really Impact the Brand's Sales? - The Fashion Law House of Gucci has made its way to theaters after months of marketing and seemingly endless media reports, including ones that have suggested that at

27/11/2021

We are raising funds to shopfit a space that will help struggling emerging creatives sell their products.
Please 🙏🙏share, or follow the link to donate >> https://t.co/f6YSxIiYB4

Meet the designer and founder of local urban fashion brand Ndimbi Clothing

To The Metaverse and Beyond: Considerations For Trademark Owners - The Fashion Law 27/11/2021

To The Metaverse and Beyond: Considerations For Trademark Owners - The Fashion Law

Should all trademark owners think about expanding their trademark filings to include virtually downloadable goods and secure rights and a presence in the metaverse? |http://ow.ly/PViz30s25pN

To The Metaverse and Beyond: Considerations For Trademark Owners - The Fashion Law The metaverse is appearing more frequently in companies' branding efforts, with companies like Nike launching an experience of its own within the Roblox

Animal rights group urges Kate Moss to ditch fur after Saint Laurent decision 27/11/2021

Animal rights group urges Kate Moss to ditch fur after Saint Laurent decision

PETA said it had sent a letter to Kate Moss claiming her “only hope of staying relevant in today’s fur-free fashion world” would be to give up fur. | http://ow.ly/ljmn30s25jW

Animal rights group urges Kate Moss to ditch fur after Saint Laurent decision A leading animal rights organisation has written to Kate Moss urging her to give up wearing fur after luxury French fashion brand Saint Laurent announced it would stop using the material.

Why 'Feeling Poor' Makes Us Consume More 27/11/2021

Why 'Feeling Poor' Makes Us Consume More

The reason for consuming could be because it fills the gaps that our society made us feel we were lacking in ourselves and our lives. | http://ow.ly/c4CO30s25h2

Why 'Feeling Poor' Makes Us Consume More “This is how power and opportunity inequality work.”

World finds African fashion trendsetter in Durban 27/11/2021

World finds African fashion trendsetter in Durban

The Masa Mara collection shown at the AFI/Canex Fashion Exhibition at the Intra-African Trade Fair in Durban last weekend has caught the attention of the international fashion industry | http://ow.ly/kGgv30s25gQ

World finds African fashion trendsetter in Durban From refugee camp to the fashion ramp

The creative industry is a major tool for Africa's GDP growth 27/11/2021

The creative industry is a major tool for Africa's GDP growth

“The next gold for Africa is the cultural and creative economy.” |http://ow.ly/IjxS30s25fX

The creative industry is a major tool for Africa's GDP growth Africa's creative industry represents a potent instrument that could grow the GDP of African countries and pull the continent's youth out of poverty...

Renault's AIR4 Is a Flying Car for the Not-so-Far Away Future 26/11/2021

Renault's AIR4 Is a Flying Car for the Not-so-Far Away Future

Capable of flying at heights of up to 700m, the is a futuristic concept flying car that — actually — doesn’t feel too extreme or out-there, and instead could be entirely feasible one day. | http://ow.ly/Q4zR30s204X

Renault's AIR4 Is a Flying Car for the Not-so-Far Away Future Teaming up with TheArsenale to create this carbon fiber 4L-inspired machine.

Balenciaga transforms former aviation fuel tanks into couture salon in Shanghai 26/11/2021

Balenciaga transforms former aviation fuel tanks into couture salon in Shanghai

Nineteen mannequins showcasing the collection are equally spaced around the showroom, and organised in a circular formation that follows the footprint of the aviation tank and draping curtains. | http://ow.ly/oNOf30s200B

Balenciaga transforms former aviation fuel tanks into couture salon in Shanghai Fashion brand Balenciaga has blanketed the interior of the Tank Shanghai museum in cream-coloured curtains for its first couture salon and showroom in China.

‘Brands have been getting away with murder’: Stella McCartney and leading fashion figures on the fallout of Cop26 26/11/2021

‘Brands have been getting away with murder’: Stella McCartney and leading fashion figures on the fallout of Cop26

While hundreds of companies have signed up to the UN’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, there is no obligation to take part, nor a legal mandate to hold brands to account.| http://ow.ly/CK1630s1ZXt

‘Brands have been getting away with murder’: Stella McCartney and leading fashion figures on the fallout of Cop26 After Glasgow, there is a clamour for fashion companies to increase their commitment to sustainability and supply chain transparency – and for legislation to hold them to their promises

Naomi Campbell’s fashion charity investigated over finances 26/11/2021

Naomi Campbell’s fashion charity investigated over finances

The fashion charity established by the supermodel Naomi Campbell has come under formal investigation from the charities watchdog over misconduct concerns relating to its management and finances. | http://ow.ly/4YxE30s1ZW3

Naomi Campbell’s fashion charity investigated over finances Regulator examines potential mismanagement at Fashion for Relief and payments to trustee

Gucci Product Searches Spike After “House of Gucci” Film Release 26/11/2021

Gucci Product Searches Spike After “House of Gucci” Film Release

Cash registers should be ringing at as data showed a spike in searches for its handbags and clothes, coinciding with the film’s worldwide release this week. | http://ow.ly/WmqT30s1ZVI

Gucci Product Searches Spike After “House of Gucci” Film Release Fashion e-commerce aggregator Lovethesales.com said searches for Gucci bags jumped 257 percent in the week that the movie came out.

Head of Instagram Agrees To Testify Before Congress Over the App's Harmful Effect on Young People 25/11/2021

Head of Instagram Agrees To Testify Before Congress Over the App's Harmful Effect on Young People

The head of Instagram is expected to appear before the Senate panel the week of December 6 over a series of hearings regarding the protection of children from online scenarios. | http://ow.ly/LtLX30s1RJA

Head of Instagram Agrees To Testify Before Congress Over the App's Harmful Effect on Young People For the first time ever.

Crypto.com Currency Goes Up at Least 70% Following Staples Arena Name Change 25/11/2021

Crypto.com Currency Goes Up at Least 70% Following Staples Arena Name Change

The company, which is based out of Singapore, is expected to shell out $700 million USD over 20-years for the renaming of the building. This is expected to be the greatest deal of its kind in history. | http://ow.ly/i48x30s1RGM

Crypto.com Currency Goes Up at Least 70% Following Staples Arena Name Change Perpetuated by the company's "smart token marketing strategy."

Edward Enninful: ‘Size zero as the perfect size doesn’t exist anymore’ 25/11/2021

Edward Enninful: ‘Size zero as the perfect size doesn’t exist anymore’

The fashion industry has made large strides towards inclusivity in recent years but, as British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful says, there’s still much to do. | http://ow.ly/tIPr30s1REQ

Edward Enninful: ‘Size zero as the perfect size doesn’t exist anymore’ British Vogue editor-in-chief admits fashion industry isn’t perfect and is changing ‘slowly’

How to avoid getting scammed online this Black Friday 25/11/2021

How to avoid getting scammed online this Black Friday

New research has revealed that three-quarters of South African shoppers will stop buying from a brand if they fall victim to while interacting with that brand online. | http://ow.ly/8ren30s1QUU

How to avoid getting scammed online this Black Friday New research has revealed that three-quarters of South African shoppers will stop buying from a brand if they fall victim to cybercrime while interacting with that brand online

Owners of local luxury fashion and jewellery brands share how they made their mark 25/11/2021

Owners of local luxury fashion and jewellery brands share how they made their mark

Luxury fashion insights in the industry, and what luxury means to these South African creatives. | http://ow.ly/RHTn30s1QRS

Owners of local luxury fashion and jewellery brands share how they made their mark We take a look at luxury fashion insights in the industry, and what luxury means to these creatives.

25/11/2021

We are raising funds to shopfit a space that will help struggling emerging creatives sell their products.

Please 🙏🙏🙏 share, or follow the link to donate >> https://goget.fund/302RwkM

Meet Hlobo MG Mbube a designer who creates handcrafted footwear, based in the township of Motherwell in the Eastern Cape.

Can AI Truly Give Us a Glimpse of Lost Masterpieces? 24/11/2021

Can AI Truly Give Us a Glimpse of Lost Masterpieces?

Machine learning is providing a glimpse of something that was believed to be lost for decades. | http://ow.ly/hvE830s1IvL

Can AI Truly Give Us a Glimpse of Lost Masterpieces? Recent projects used machine learning to resurrect paintings by Klimt and Rembrandt. They raise questions about what computers can understand about art.

Apple Files Lawsuit Against the Maker of Pegasus Spyware 24/11/2021

Apple Files Lawsuit Against the Maker of Pegasus Spyware

Apple is seeking to ban NSO Group from using any Apple software, services or devices. | http://ow.ly/g0EZ30s1Ivh

Apple Files Lawsuit Against the Maker of Pegasus Spyware The lawsuit claims that the spyware was used to infiltrate Apple devices.

Nike Responds to John Geiger Sneaker Knockoff Lawsuit Opposition 24/11/2021

Nike Responds to John Geiger Sneaker Knockoff Lawsuit Opposition

John Geiger himself concedes that the relatedness was the very point of creating the shoe. | http://ow.ly/2mgp30s1Ihs

Nike Responds to John Geiger Sneaker Knockoff Lawsuit Opposition "Both procedurally improper and fundamentally wrong as a matter of law."

China: Photographer sorry for 'small eyes' Dior picture 24/11/2021

China: Photographer sorry for 'small eyes' Dior picture

Ms Chen said that she had "reflected deeply" and felt compelled to issue an apology after examining "nearly every negative comment" about her artwork. | http://ow.ly/vUAa30s1IgF

China: Photographer sorry for 'small eyes' Dior picture Some Chinese netizens found her photo insulting and racist as it showed a woman with small eyes.

Condé Nast Says Models Are "Inhibiting Free Speech" in Vogue Runway Lawsuit - The Fashion Law 24/11/2021

Condé Nast Says Models Are "Inhibiting Free Speech" in Vogue Runway Lawsuit - The Fashion Law

Condé Nast sets out a single counterclaim, alleging that the lawsuit “inhibit [its] exercise of the constitutional right of free speech in connection with an issue of public interest, namely fashion reporting.” | http://ow.ly/cnzM30s1IbT

Condé Nast Says Models Are "Inhibiting Free Speech" in Vogue Runway Lawsuit - The Fashion Law Condé Nast is slamming the right of publicity lawsuit that nearly 50 models filed against it and Moda Operandi last fall for allegedly using photos of

Off-Price Retailers Faring Well for Now, as Brands Continue to Focus on Distribution - The Fashion Law 23/11/2021

Off-Price Retailers Faring Well for Now, as Brands Continue to Focus on Distribution - The Fashion Law

“Supply chains are choked off and brands do not have as much, if any, extra stuff to dump,” CNN Business reported recently | http://ow.ly/qsLC30s1ACy

Off-Price Retailers Faring Well for Now, as Brands Continue to Focus on Distribution - The Fashion Law Off-price retailers were among those that analysts expected to fare particularly well in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as they have been known to

How your online shopping and COVID-19 clogged the supply chain 23/11/2021

How your online shopping and COVID-19 clogged the supply chain

Equipment shortages and workplace social distancing measures to keep workers healthy are also to blame, and ongoing COVID outbreaks are causing some facilities to temporarily close down. | http://ow.ly/shql30s1AgE

How your online shopping and COVID-19 clogged the supply chain The river that carries the things we buy around the planet has slowed to a crawl. This is why.

'Explosion' in secondhand clothes helps fill gap created by supply chain, holiday demand 23/11/2021

'Explosion' in secondhand clothes helps fill gap created by supply chain, holiday demand

Many hot products are in short supply, or are more expensive than usual because of supply chain bottlenecks. And while discount sales started sooner this year, the clothing market is increasingly popular. | http://ow.ly/F7eS30s1AeJ

'Explosion' in secondhand clothes helps fill gap created by supply chain, holiday demand As the supply chain crisis threatens to disrupt the holiday shopping season, more people are turning to buying used clothing, Tradesy's CEO told Yahoo Finance.

Forget Reshoring, Fashion Companies Should Focus on Omnishoring - The Fashion Law 23/11/2021

Forget Reshoring, Fashion Companies Should Focus on Omnishoring - The Fashion Law

has become a buzzword in Europe. The trend is being accelerated, as COVID-19 and subsequent supply shortages have shed light on the fragility of global supply chains. | http://ow.ly/iQJz30s1A1B

Forget Reshoring, Fashion Companies Should Focus on Omnishoring - The Fashion Law Reshoring and nearshoring are making headlines after the limits of a long and strong wave of offshoring – which has seen manufacturers move their

An A-Z of sustainable materials you *need* to know about, from orange fibre to leather made from pineapples, mushrooms and wine (!) 23/11/2021

An A-Z of sustainable materials you *need* to know about, from orange fibre to leather made from pineapples, mushrooms and wine (!)

Here's an extensive glossary of all the sustainable fabrics that you should seek out and champion in order to encourage their mass production in the world of clothing. | http://ow.ly/QirC30s1zUQ

An A-Z of sustainable materials you *need* to know about, from orange fibre to leather made from pineapples, mushrooms and wine (!) Science just got very chic.

23/11/2021

We are raising funds to shopfit a space that will help struggling emerging creatives sell their products.

Please 🙏🙏🙏 share, or follow the link to donate >> https://goget.fund/302RwkM

Meet Lookout Sibanda a ceramic artist from the Eastern Cape and founder of Lookout Ceramics.

Facebook and Instagram Messages Wont Have Full Encryption Until 2023 22/11/2021

Facebook and Instagram Messages Wont Have Full Encryption Until 2023

The delay comes following pressure from certain government officials and organizations that argue encryption would be the “frontline of child sexual abuse online” | http://ow.ly/vQrC30s1rR0

Facebook and Instagram Messages Wont Have Full Encryption Until 2023 U.K. home secretary Priti Patel argues the feature would enable child sexual abuse online.

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