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Cuba and Old Khaki’s Youthful Summer Collection

We’re living for the Old Khaki’s SS18 collection. The South African brand is bringing Cuban vibes this Summer. A beautiful infusion of old Cuba and tropical summer – very ‘buena vista’. The collection brings summer vibes, think millennial pink, summer berries, yellows, olive green and shades with a dark base accentuated by vibrant prints.

“Picture dark jumpsuits, worn on their own or offset with a fresh white T-shirt underneath, or shadow-patched, mid-wash skinny jeans or bright blue stretch jeggings teamed with a loose off-the-shoulder top. Pair culottes with comfortable sneakers or sandals,” says Old Khaki’s womenswear buyer, Dalene Gourley. “Our new range of embroidered, off-the-shoulder dresses is just right for easy-wearing on a hot summer night, and then there are our fabulous kimonos, perfect for slipping into after a day at the beach – a first for Old Khaki.”

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You know nice shorts and dresses will provide cool relief on a hot day. This feminine, playful attention to detail is carried through in the raffia pompoms on their sun hats and the tasselled accessories and scarves.

For the first time, Old Khaki is offering women a choice between sun hats and caps with floral detailing. How awesome.

The Cuban theme is also in the menswear range. Unlike the womenswear, it has more graphic and tropical prints. In terms of the colours, there’s a lovely combination of millennial pink and summer berries with olive green and charcoal, or yellow with navy and olive.

Let’s Talk Shoes!

For women, there is a great variety of sandals featuring lace-ups, gladiators, sliders and espadrilles – summer’s quintessential slip-on-and-step-out shoe. More sturdy, but no less stylish, are their sneakers that include options in tan, grey, navy and pops of olive green to echo the season’s fashion colours.

Sneakers make up a big part of the men’s footwear range, too, with a choice of blue, grey, olive or black. In addition, staples such as Caterpillars are back on the shelves, as are wrap sandals, thongs and fisherman sandals.


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The first items are already available in store and now online www.oldkhaki.co.za

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Win the Lagos Art and Fashion Gala Look Book and White Canvas Competitions

It is a celebration of the renaissance of African creativity expressed in Fashion and Art.

Lagos Art and Fashion Gala (LAFGA) is a 3 day Art and Fashion extravaganza holding at the Civic Centre in September.



The debut event of Lagos Art and Fashion Gala (LAFGA) is scheduled for September 2015 (25-27th) and will involve the participation of several designers and artistes of African descent from Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya and UK.

The chosen venue is The Civic Centre, Victoria Island Lagos which is perfect for our purpose because we can use the entire building as exhibition space for Art, Photographs Sculpture and hold a fashion show and a Gala Dinner there.

The September event is to be preceded by several initiatives in. These include competitions seminars and smaller Exhibitions from July to September…

The Lagos Art and Fashion Gala has set out a competition for young Africans between the ages of 18- 26 that are artists and fashion designers.

The competition is made up of:  LOOK BOOK CHALLENGE  for young designers and WHITE CANVAS COMPETITION for young artists, painters, photographers etc.

Aim: To encourage and increase appreciation for  the arts, creativity and excellence .


Categories: Painting, photography, sculpture

Entries should be sent to competition@lagoartandfashiongala.com by 31 July

Visit the website www.lagosartandfashiongala.com and submit your application between 1st June and 31st July.

Send or fill with the following details: 3 pictures of your painting, a short  description of your painting, sculpture etc

For sculpture, send in 3 different shots from different angles.

Selected finalists  will be contacted  in August.

What will you win?

First Prize $2000

Second Prize $1000

Third Prize $500



The Look book competition is open to young African designers aged between 18 and 26 both in Menswear and Womenswear


Designers are to create a Look Book of 6 pages of sketches or photos of various designs including casual wear, formal wear and evening wear for women or men.

The Look Book should have illustrative details of colours and fabrics etc

Entries should be sent through the Lagos Art and Fashion Gala website www.lagosartandfashiongala.com  or email to competition@lagosartandfashiongala.com  between 1st June and 31st July.

First Prize $2000

Second Prize $1000

Third Prize $500


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