Events

SA Fashion Week – AW16

SA Fashion Week Autumn / Winter Collections Schedule Announced

From 21- 24 October 2015, 37 designers will showcase their Autumn / Winter collections for 2016 to key media and buyers, with 17 of these designers being introduced to the SA Fashion Week (SAFW) platform for the very first time.

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Autumn / Winter 2016 includes a commanding roll call of top SA Fashion Week designers, including House of Olé, Ephymol, Amanda Laird Cherry, Rubicon, Mantsho by Palesa Mokubung , Colleen Eitzen and Clive Rundle to name but a few, and kicks off with invite-only off-site show by Gert-Johan Coetzee, who’s collection will be sold on Spree directly from the runway. As the official retail sponsor for SAFW, Edgars currently stocks the following South African Designers:

Gert-Johan Coetzee

Sober

Black Coffee

Sies!Isabelle

Clive Rundle

Colleen Eitzen

Mantsho by Palesa Mokubung

Non-European

Highlights to look out for in SAFW A/W 2016 include the showcasing of the Sunglass Hut New Talent search finalists as well as the SA Fashion Week Scouting Menswear Competition finalists. The winners of these competitions will be announced at each showing respectively. The Sunglass Hut New Talent Search finalists include:

Sunglass Hut New Talent Search:

– pure-moon by Azaria Khoza

– WITH by Dean Charles Hauptfleisch

– iamione – Farah Ione Wallet

– GreerKyle by Greer Kyle Dennison

– Somerset Jane by Melissa Somerset

– Mod-Ish by Wardah Safi

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Day 1 of SA Fashion Week will again start with the official Cruz Vodka Opening Party, a networking session not to be missed – where invited guests will mingle with the who’s who of the South African Fashion industry at a secret location which will be revealed closer to the time. Rimmel will provide international makeup looks for the models. Lufthansa will once again fly international contributors to SAFW A/W ’16.

For a third consecutive season, the final day of SA Fashion Week will be dedicated to Menswear. Autumn / Winter 2015 saw the launch of this dynamic concept, a first of its kind for South Africa. A/W ’16 will again showcase Menswear designers, as well as launch the winner of the SA Fashion Week Scouting Menswear Competition into the Creative Fashion Design Industry.

The finalists in the SA Fashion Week Scouting Menswear Competition are:

– Ageo by Arnold Phasha

– Alpha Climax by Cheron Dreyer

– Rip ‘n Sew by Gift Senese

– Rogue Wear by Henni de Kock

– INFLUENCE by Tristan Bain Venn

The Menswear Collections were mostly bespoke and the designers made everything to order, but for the past 4 years SAFW has focused on developing the Menswear Collections and the Menswear Fashion Industry in South Africa as well as other African countries, with brands such as Esnoko from Zambia.

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This year will also see the evolution of the Buyer’s Lounge, into the SAFW Fashion Trade Event, which is in keeping with the SAFW mission n of connecting designers to retailers and buyers. The SAFW Fashion Trade Event will run from 24 – 26 October. First launched in 2010, the SAFW Buyers’ Lounge is a business-to-business opportunity to market the seasonal collections to an extensive database of buyers ranging from the chains to the independent boutiques. It also offers buyers a closer look at the collections, establishing closer ties with the designers.

This season, SAFW has carefully curated 40 top designers exhibiting, selecting only the best of the best, with a whole new section of the Buyers Lounge being dedicated to Menswear. Although the designers can still only supply small quantities, we are confident that there are designers that are ready to sell quality garments to selected menswear outfitters, deliver on time and at the right price points.

Designers showcasing their collections include the following:

The Autumn / Winter 2016 collections will take place from 21-24 October 2015, with the Buyer’s Lounge (SAFW Fashion Trade Event) operating from 24 – 26 October 2015. Tickets are available from Computicket as well as the SA Fashion Week website (www.safashionweek.co.za), and range from R100 – R175 per person per show. Tickets are limited.

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For more information, please visit www.safashionweek.co.za, or contact the SA Fashion Week office on 011 442 7812 / info@safashionweek.co.za.

For media enquiries, kindly email media@safashionweek.co.za

Start Up Edge – ”Traction Bus”

Does your business/startup have enough Traction to get you a seat on the TractionBus?

TractionBus is a mobile start-up pitching competition for African businesses/startups. The TractionBus will be visiting 5 hubs in Gauteng to expose entrepreneurs to the startup ecosystem and the different offerings by the different hubs. The hubs will have 5 entrepreneurs allocated to each and only one entrepreneur in each hub gets a seat on the TractionBus. The 5 winners from the 5 hubs will then participate in the finale for potential investment at #THUDfest2015 on the 18 November at 16:00 in front of investors and mentors. The purpose of the TractionBus is to connect, expose and celebrate the startup ecosystem participants as well as exposing entrepreneurs to the different offerings by each ecosystem participant.
StartUp Edge, the competition organisers, have partnered up with 5 hubs to ensure that entrepreneurs from different industries have access to resources, incubation and mentorship provided by these hubs. The five hubs are; The Innovation Hub in Pretoria, Riversands Incubation Hub in Midrand, BizFarm also in Midrand, Alphacode in Sandton and Sophiatown Green incubator.

The winning entrepreneurs will get prizes in excess of R200 000 in terms access to office space, mentorship and support to access markets and funding.

 

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Participants can enter online by filling out the entry form on the StartUp Edge web site, and the main requirement is that the Business/startup must be less than two years old.
Entries will close on 31 October. 25 finalists will be announced on 4 November, the finalists will have to attend a pre-competition training on 11 November. The competition will happen the following week, 18 November starting at The Innovation Hub in Pretoria and ending off at Sophiatown Green Incubator before heading to the finals at THUDFest. The public is invited to come to the finals at THUDFest to engage with the hubs and investors present on the day.
To learn more about the TractionBus or StartUp Edge please use the contact details below.
Contact Details,
Sibusiso Sagoda
011 050 1398
sibusiso@startupedge.co.za
info@startupedge.co.za

Event – ”Slay In the City”

#MyfriendsareDangerous presents #SlayintheCity!

Its about Peeps that are Slaying in their chosen fields to come party & network with other Slayers & what better way to do that while listening to Great Music from our Slaying Dj’s & enjoying Good Food in the City!

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Dj Line Up:

– Love Slave Phola
– Sickmentality
– Keith
– Absa Deep
– Bambatha Jones
– Scooby
– Veta
– Izzy La Vague

Performances

Brino

Mpintshi KwaiJazzy

Venue: Monchhichi, 23 Fox Street, Johannesburg. Opposite the Magistrate Court.

Cost: R30 BEFORE 8PM & R50 AFTER

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”SneakerExchange” Johannesburg

SneakerExchange is the largest sneaker trading event in Africa.

”From its humble beginnings at a coffee shop in Woodstock Cape Town, the event has grown exponentially to individual cities throughout South Africa. With each event offering a different atmosphere, the original concept remains true to its root of BUY, TRADE, and SELLING sneakers”

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What do you get when you have the ”Sneaker Culture x Sick Line Up x Hottest Mzansi Acts x Dopest Venue” all in the heart of Braam, Johannesburg = Sneaker Exchange JHB. Its been doing the rounds all over the country and its back in the game for the JHB oakes.

This year event is promised to be bigger and better than before, not as if SXC has ever come short in anything in the past. With a venue set in the heart of the city overlooking the view of the CBD named the ”Bullion, Braamfontein” and with this being said i think it just gets on another level.

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The day will be kept in line by the Host and MC of the day: ”Shelton Forbes and Sandile GQ Ntshingila

The line up of Deejays and even the live performing acts this year has just gone from 0 – Turn up real quick.

The list of DJ’s which are on deck duty for the day:

And than to top that all off with the hottest and dopest Mzansi acts right about now and with many more to come:

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Event Details:

Date: 29 August 2015

Venue: The Bullion. Braamfontein 

Time: 11:00 – 18:00

Damage: R60 in bucks

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Junta – ”Deep House, Comrades”

Greetings Comrades,

It is with great pride that we bring you our next installment of JUNTA!

We have partnered with The Sheds – an artisanal  market, surrounded by eateries and bars, located at 1 Fox Street in Johannesburg to bring you a combination of great music and craft food.

La Cucina Pizza & Pasta, Baha TacoBalkan Burger and Black Sam Smoque will cater to your dining requirements; and for your musical craving – Kyle Cassim with Justin Chalice live, Jazzuelle (Lazy Days Recordings and Get Physical Music), Dawee, TanZzanite and one of South Africa’s most influential DJ’s, producers and songwriters – the titan himself, Ryan Dent!

 

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Sound good? Then all you need do is register on the link below but please take not of our new Terms & Conditions on the registration page.

See you soon Comrades,
Salutations!

Event Registration

”Grown and Sexy” at The Sands

C4 Events, The Sands & Litha Yaya lifestyle events presents:

 ”Grown & Sexy ”

We’d like to invite you & your friends to come & enjoy a mature, trendy event with great people. Our music covers Hip Hop, RnB & some warm soulful house. Why not come and party it up with Mature & Trendy, Smooth & Groovy, Good Energy & cool people. Take the initiative, gather your friends, book a spot & sink in, while good music moves your soul.

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We’ll also be screening the champions league finals between Juventus & Bacelona on all of our LCD screens at 8:45.

Featuring:
Capital
Twins on Decks
Chrizz Beatz
Keenan O
& more

Venue: The Sands in Sandton
 58 Wierda road east

Date: 6th June 2015

Time: The beats drop at 14h00

Ladies free before 5pm

Table bookings & Presale: C4events.nutickets.co.za

Cost: R1200 for a table, 1 bottle & mixers (Jameson/Jack Daniels//Absolut) & 5 tickets

R80 presale.

R100 at the door until 8pm
If you require any further details or information, feel free to contact: warrencarolus@icloud.com

Pharrell x Woolies ”Mzansi” Concert

Big Concerts in partnership with Woolworths are pleased to announce that Grammy award winning producer and performer PHARRELL WILLIAMS will perform 2 public concert dates in September 2015.

From his beginnings as a teenage prodigy and multi-instrumentalist in Virginia Beach back in the early 90’s, through enough hits to earn him Billboard’s Producer of the Decade in 2010 with over 100 million copies of his productions sold worldwide. Williams has helped create such classics as Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”, Nelly’s “Hot in Herre”, Jay-Z’s “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It To Me)”, Britney Spears’s “I’m a Slave 4 U” and Justin Timberlake’s “Like I Love You”.

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Williams also worked with Chad Hugo and Shae Haley creating an unpredictable hybrid as part of the alt-rock/hip-hop group N.E.R.D with hits ‘She Wants to Move’ and ‘Rock Star’. Pharrell also received a 2014 Academy Award Nomination for his original song “Happy” featured in the animated film Despicable Me 2. “Happy” remained atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for ten consecutive weeks, peaked #1 on iTunes in 103 markets worldwide, and was the lead single off of his album “G I R L”, his second solo album, released in March 2014, including smash hit singles “Marilyn Monroe”, “Come Get It Bae” and “Gust of Wind”.

Tour Information:

 Cape Town

Monday 21st September 2015

Grand Arena, GrandWest

Ticket Price:  R450 – R735

Tickets go on sale Friday 29th May 2015 at 9am from www.bigconcerts.com

Johannesburg

Thursday 24th September 2015

Ticketpro Dome

Ticket Price: R395 – R735

Tickets go on sale Friday 29th May 2015 at 9am from www.bigconcerts.com

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Ticketing Information

Tickets go on sale Friday 29th May 2015 at 9am from www.bigconcerts.com only

Sneaker Exchange – CPT edition

SneakerExchange in Cape Town this Saturday, 30 May. For those who don’t know, SneakerExchange is an event where you can buy, sell, or trade sneakers with fellow sneaker heads.

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The first and largest sneaker trading event in Africa. From its humble beginnings at a coffee shop in Woodstock Cape Town, the event has grown exponentially to individual cities throughout South Africa. With each event offering a different atmosphere, the original concept remains true to its root of BUY, TRADE, and SELLING sneakers.

Furthermore, SneakerExchange is known to display many of SAs top influences in house and prioritizes on updating itself with worldwide trends as well as incorporating local element to the event. 

Here’s what you need to know:

  • When: Saturday, 30 May. Doors open at 11am and close at 5pm
  • Where: Gardens Commercial Underground Parking Garage [view map]
  • Entrance Fee: R40 (includes a free R150 voucher to Superbalist.com, so it pretty much pays for itself)
The first 20 people to enter SneakerExchange, will receive a complimentary goodie bag to the value of R750!
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SneakerExchange is open to all ages, and we’ll have activities to keep you entertained for the whole day – including live acts such as Twins on Deck!
How to BUY SELL and TRADE?

Buy: Purchase sneakers from vendors as well as people in the sneaker community.
Sell: You are able to sell your authentic sneakers at the event, but you must keep them with you at all times. You are also able to purchase a vendor table in which you can sell your sneakers or clothing.
Trade: You are able to trade authentic sneakers with people in the sneaker community at SneakerExchange.

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Campus House Tour 2015

Campus House Tour brought to you by Smirnoff Double Black invites you to Explore the Night with a 3 stop tour in February 2015.

For the first time since the Campus Tour series kicked off, the show will be heading to the East Coast and Vaal.  Richards Bay will be host the first Campus House Tour on 6 February before heading inland to Vaal University on 7 February.  Wrapping up the trio of shows in the predominantly student town of Pretoria on 14 February.

The line up? Only the biggest names in the house scene with performances from ShimzaBlack Coffee, Oskido, Crazy White Boy, Skeelo and Holly at all of the shows, backed by some of the choicest house DJ’s from each campus and region. 

Producer, House/Kwaito club and radio DJ, Oskido is a household name for both on the deck and behind the scenes work.  14 albums and numerous awards behind his name, Oskido is the mastermind behind the tracks Jezebel and Amafluit.

Arguably one of the most influential musicians in Africa. Black Coffee got his big break shortly after being chosen as a South African participant in the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy held in Cape Town. Today he is known for the tracks Africa ShineTrip to LyonReady for the WorldWe Are One to name a handful and is a 4 time SAMA winner including “Best Urban Dance Album” and “Best Dance Album”.

Gold and platinum selling, “Ghetto Tech” duo, Crazy White Boy have performed across stages both internationally and locally.  Their tracks Love you Better andWhat You Do To Me secured them performances with international DJ’s David Guetta and Steve Aoki.  Over 15 year’s of combined production experience, the guys want to take their unique African kwaito style to the masses.
Where will you be when the Campus House Tour takes over your town?

Tickets are now on sale for only R80 via www.plankton.mobi, Plankton Portal on MXIT and from the event Facebook Page (Campus House Tour). Tickets are limited so don’t wait to get them at the door.  Tickets will be available for R100 at the door on the evening.

Tour Details
Richards Bay
Date: 6 February 2015
Venue: Veldenvlei Sports Complex
Line up: Shimza, Black Coffee, Oskido, Crazy White Boy, Skeelo, Holly
Tickets: R80 at www.plankton.mobi, Plankton Portal on MXIT or Campus House Tour Facebook Page

Vaal
Date: 7 February 2015
Venue: VUT Lapa Lounge
Line up: Shimza, Black Coffee, Oskido, Crazy White Boy, Skeelo, Holly
Tickets: R80 at www.plankton.mobi, Plankton Portal on MXIT or Campus House Tour Facebook Page

Pretoria
Date: 14 February 2015
Venue: Pretoria National Botanical Garden
Line up: Shimza, Black Coffee, Oskido, Crazy White Boy, Skeelo, Holly
Tickets: R80 at www.plankton.mobi, Plankton Portal on MXIT or Campus House Tour Facebook Page

Follow us on social media to keep up to date.

Official website: www.campusinvasion.co.za
Facebook official page: Campus House Tour
Twitter: @Campusinvasions
Instagram: CampusInvasions

Not for Sale To Persons Under The Age of 18. Drink Responsibly

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HUSH

Since I heard of this event I have always been too keen to check it out but only issue is that I was always in Johannesburg at the time. As a lover of deep house music I always followed the scene like a true disciple of house music, and if you are a disciple this is one of those events not to miss out as all.
This is the third rendition of HUSH and as per usual we do what we do best. GREAT SOUND & GREAT DJ’s. We have something special lined up, hopefully we can outdo our previous attempts.  Starting out with our first one at THE DRAGON ROOM & hosting our first international with JAMIE THINNES. This time its an all local line up in a legendary venue. Now called Manila Bar, which as we all know it was the house of all deep ”Deluxe”.
The line up:
8pm-9:30pm – Kyle Russouw & Slow Motion City (Phillip Blignaut)
9:30pm – 11pm – Adam De Smidt & Bryan Travis
11pm – 1am – Lady M (Margaret Westergreen)
1am – 4am – Soul Revolution (Cassiem Latief, Leighton Moody & Erefaan Pearce)

With a massive 3 hour set with 6 CDJ’S ,3 MIXERS & 3 DJ’S and the madness sounds, equipment and lights provided by ”Clarity”
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