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See What’s Coming: Investec Cape Town Art Fair

Investec Cape Town Art Fair honours emerging artists including Dennis Osadebe and Prince Gyasi.

Investec Cape Town Art Fair showcases a diversity of work that represents the forefront of contemporary art from Africa to the world, and the world to Cape Town.

The city boasts a vibrant arts scene, driven by the top galleries on the African continent and beyond. Thanks to its diverse cultural heritage and geographic beauty, Cape Town is a compelling destination for both art world professionals and collectors alike.

Galleries showcasing their artists include Goodman Gallery; Christopher Moller, Nil Gallery, 99 Loop Gallery, Ayyam Gallery, October Gallery and Addis Fine Art.

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A Fresh Take on Retail! See AKJP Collective Concept Store

New store, new names! AKJP Collective has gone from presenting their collection on the runway of fashion weeks to opening their store. It’s not just any random store, it’s a concept store that comes seven months after their official launch set for the first winter season.

We’re told designers Keith Henning and Jody Paulsen new store is characterised by its ‘future-conscious creativity underpinned by solid design and craftsmanship’. It features about 15 emerging and established South African designers. “We have had enquiries from several new designers wanting to be part of the store and the Collective, so it was only natural to expand. We continue to select designers based on quality and originality, but having more does allow us to stock a greater variety as each has his or her own identity and style,” says Henning.

AKJP have their very exciting autumn/winter collection shown at SA Menswear Week in February in their new store including the 12 pieces shown at Pitti Uomo in Florence, Italy. The collection makes a great reference to art as it is a vibrant homage to Georgina Gratrix‘s art and impasto brushwork.

The Collection:

AKJP brings a diverse range of pieces in the collection. This includes new parka/raincoat that is in line with the designers’ current focus on outerwear made from jacquard, cashmere, silk, wool, cotton, mohair and impala leather. “A lot of work went into finding the right fabrics,” says Paulsen. The other designers participating in the collective are: Tamara Chérie founded by Tamara Chérie Dyson who won the 2014 ELLE Rising Star award. Her ready-towear designs are minimalist, putting the spotlight on the cut and fabrics – which include her trademark wool.

Other designers that are in the collective include: Selfi (New menswear range launched at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg, Celeste Arendse (Comfortable pieces inspired by farmworkers’ and fishermen’s “uniforms” tempered by feminine barrettes and printed scarves), Thalia Strates (Luxury leather handbags, artisanal satchels, totes and shoulder bags), House of Gozdawa,six perfumes belie the expertise and skill that went into each bottle of Agata Karolina‘s natural perfumes, Andrea, Simo, Albert, Marta, Hel and Aga, Nicholas Coutts ELLE Rising Star winner with his highly covetable scarves and coats that combine being chic with being cuddly. Lukhanyo Mdingi, W35T Nicola West, Matblac Accessory designer Mathew Nielsen, Steffany Roup, Drotsky Elaine du Plessis, Hannah Collection Hannah Laverry, Amanda Laird Cherry, PICHULIK, Feat. Sock Co., Waif Gisèle Human.

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Store: AKJP Collective, 73 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town T: 021 424 5502

African Footwear Store Tread+Miller Presents a Classic AW16 Collection

South African men with style can now get ready to have more options to shop their favourite shoe brands with new urban footwear store Tread + Miller.

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After launching in August 2015, the opening of their Mall of Africa store will bring the number of Tread+Miller stores in South Africa to a total of 13. With each season bringing new mood, every pair in Tread+Miller’s AW16 collection embodies quality and detail according to the brand’s press release.

Tread+Miller carters to the gentleman, the fashion forward, the modern minimalist, the cool kid, the urban man – that is to say that all will find a pair of shoes among the latest styles in the range that is characterised by textures, leather and luxe finishes, and a palette of tan, navy and jewel tones. The men’s footwear brands you can find in the store are Sebago, Caterpillar, adidas, Superga and Sperry, as well as Crockett & Jones and Arthur Jack.

For women there is a smaller, but equally stylish, range that includes Rare Earth, Sperry and Caterpillar. For the AW16 collection, they introduce three new range of styles: Chelsea, chukka and brogue boots. A throwback to the Beatles and Chelsea’s mods in the ’60s, the new Chelsea boots have a slimmer fit to give office suits street cred. Chukka boots are more rugged and come in a range of colours in suede and full grain leather, making them just the thing to wear with jeans or chinos. Brogue boots, as the name indicates, combine the recognisable hole detail of brogues with the sturdiness of boots, which means that they can go back and forth between the office and a weekend in the country with ease.

Other new arrivals include Caterpillar’s Conrad suede boots that have a white sole and green laces, a breakaway from the brand’s rugged appearance; Sebago wingtips (yes, they do more than boat shoes) and Superga sneakers designed to become all-weather essentials. New in the women’s section are Caterpillar leather riding boots, Rare Earth lace-up ankle boots and Sperry canvas sneakers in a choice of navy and white. Will there be anything but shoes? Since Tread+Miller is all about shoes, they stock all the necessary shoe care items such as brushes, polish and leather food. Plus, you can have your shoes shined in store. You’ll also find all the accessories you need in their variety of leather wallets and belts, as well as a leather bag range, including a stylish messenger bag, laptop bag and roller travel bag.

You can join Tread+Miller at the opening of their next stop in Cape Town in Cavendish Square on 1 June 2016.

Take a look through the gallery to see some of the quality leather items offered at Tread + Miller.

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You can shop the collection at treadandmiller.co.za.

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Campaign shoot credits: Art Director: Neil Doveton Photographer: Travys Owen (One League) Models: Kwen & Joan (Twenty Model Management) Makeup & Hair: Diana Asherson (One League)

Style & Quality! Tread+Miller Opens Their First Cape Town Store

Shopping just got even more fun! A new store concept has popped open on the heels of Pretoria and Port Elizabeth. Tread+Miller opens their first Cape Town store bringing an exciting brand of stylish, fashionable footwear and accessories.

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Brands in stock include the fashionable hats by Simon and Mary, precisely three designs in shades of black, grey, navy and olive. “We love collaborating with our local producers and we were impressed with their timeless, stylish designs – every hat is well crafted and simply incredible,” says Candy Swart, Tread+Miller Marketing Manager. “They not only have the design credentials we look for but Simon and Mary has a 70-year history as a family business similar to Cape Union Mart which originated in 1933 with the Army & Navy Store just off Greenmarket Square.”

The Simon and Mary brand is a brand loved by local influencers who understand style, namely the trio from I See A Different You, Laduma Ngxokolo from Maxhosa and Maps Maponyane.

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Apart from men’s footwear, Tread+Miller offers a range of carefully selected accessories that include bags and belts and their very popular socks in a choice of sophisticated colours and contemporary motifs such as the new moustache designs and the nautical range set to launch in December.
From the shoes on display to the industrial-modern décor, Tread+Miller’s new Canal Walk store is out to prove that this is the shopping destination for men who value quality. The store will become a one-stop shop for clients that enjoy personal service through the in-store shoe-shine service and trained staff who are on hand to help shoppers find
and fit the right pair of shoes for them, be it Crockett & Jones, Sebago, Cushe, Caterpillar, Adidas, Superga, Sperry or Arthur Jack, the group’s own men’s footwear label.

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The Canal Walk store also features women’s shoes that include brands such as Rare Earth, Sebago, Sperry and Jean Kelly London.
Orders can be placed online if you are in rush to grab one of the items in stock with door-to-door deliveries which take seven to ten working days.
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