PnP Clothing announces Gavin Rajah collab and Futurewear winners

Pick n Pay Clothing has launched its third limited-edition locally-produced collection, this time designed by the well-known Gavin Rajah. “Customers will be able to shop this incredible designer range at everyday, affordable prices,” says Hazel Pillay, general manager for Pick n Pay Clothing, commenting on how the collection is perfectly timed with the launch of Black Friday deals now in stores.

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A year ago, Pick n Pay Clothing and Gavin Rajah conceptualised the idea to launch a collaboration project to assist up-and-coming designers to launch a commercially-viable range. The project sought to entrench their brands in the local market, while also providing customers with access to the latest trends and attainable proudly South Africa designer collections.

Pillay says the project nearly hit a speedbump with the national shutdown, but instead, it reinforced the need to support local and accentuated customer demand for quality clothing at great prices. In August, PnP Clothing successfully launched a ladies range designed by Julia Buchanan, and a men’s range by Katekani Moreku in September. Both showcased the designers’ creative style and the ranges were quickly snapped up by customers.

The third collaboration collection – PnP Clothing x Rajah – has closely followed the latest fashion trend towards casualisation based on months of remote working, but, this wasn’t the original plan for the collection, explains Pillay. “Customer preferences changed during lockdown – they wanted comfortable clothes and many prioritised shopping for their kids. So we launched a completely new range for the whole family, including shorts, tops, dresses, swimwear, and accessories.”

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Rajah says the lockdown inspired him to create his ‘What the world needs now is love”’ collection which includes bold playful prints. “The collection celebrates life and the common thread of ‘love’ that binds us all together, something that we now need more than ever.”

He adds, “Despite current economic conditions, customers still want to be able to afford something that is beautifully made and designed. They want an element of escapism and clothing has the power to elevate or transform a person’s mood.”

The collection will also include a trendy Athleisure range, launching early December. “We reacted to customers’ outdoor lifestyles and the comfort they embraced in lockdown. We think customers will really enjoy the full range,” says Rajah.

Collaborating with local designers and suppliers over the past year has showcased the level of talent in the country and the opportunities these collabs offer to build local businesses and offer customers greater variety, says Pillay.

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Mentorship projects winners

To discover new talent for future collaborations, Pick n Pay Clothing launched Futurewear – a mentorship project for emerging local creatives, in association with Atelier Gavin Rajah. Nearly 200 applicants applied in a month and two winners were selected to create limited edition, exclusive designs for PnP Clothing in 2021.

Zarah Cassim, is a fine arts graduate currently practicing as an artist, with a very romantic, nostalgic view of the world. The other selected

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When Will The ColourPop x Raw Beauty Kristi Collab Restock? It Won’t Be Long

It’s pretty much an unofficial beauty rule at this point that any eagerly ColourPop collab will sell out almost immediately, so it’s likely you’ve already missed your chance to snag the ColourPop x Raw Beauty Kristi products you wanted to get your hands on. The line just dropped on Nov. 12, and less than 24 hours later, a majority of the items were already out of stock. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up hope. The ColourPop x Raw Beauty Kristi collaboration restock is on the way.

The collection, which the brand says is its most requested collaboration to date, will be restocked on Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. PST. You only have less than a month to wait to get your hands on the pieces you missed the first time around. And after this, it’s anyone’s guess when the next restock will be, so set your reminders, alarms, calendar notifications right now. To be extra safe, you can sign up to be emailed all the updates about it on ColourPop’s website.

This collection has been a long time coming. Raw Beauty Kristi has talked about a collab with ColourPop for years before it finally happened. She’s even posted a video from 2017 begging to work with the makeup company. For what materialized into her dream line, the ColourPop x Raw Beauty Kristi collection is inspired by the BeauTuber’s home state of Washington. It’s like if Bella Swan was a MUA.

The drop includes 10 products that fuse both earthy tones and fun pops of color. It’s jam-packed with an eyeshadow palette, gel liners, lip glosses, and pressed powders, all for less than $20. And, after the restock, you can grab the entire set for $82. Currently, you can still shop the At Forest Sight palette ($20, ColourPop) and the Glacier lux gloss ($9, ColourPop), but they’re going fast. Shop what’s left below, and don’t miss the first restock on Dec. 12.

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Gucci, Gus Van Sant challenge fashion cycle with film collab

MILAN (AP) — Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele has been looking to transcend the runway show, and the coronavirus pandemic has provided an apt moment.

Michele teamed up with American film director Gus Van Sant to create a seven-part miniseries revealing Gucci’s latest collection, titled “Ouverture.” The videos will be trickled out a day at a time starting Monday in the format of a virtual film festival and following the addictive pattern of streaming services.

Film and fashion have a long relationship, and Gucci is not the first fashion house to team up with a filmmaker, even during the pandemic. Ferragamo presented a film by Luca Guadagnino, the Italian director of “Call Me By Your Name” as the backdrop to its live show in September, while another Italian, Matteo Garrone created a film for Dior’s digital couture presentation in Paris in July. Prada commissioned five international video artists for its presentation in July.

What perhaps makes GucciFest unveil unique is its episodic format.

Michele announced in May that he was breaking with the tradition of the four-times-a-year runway show, often punctuated with an additional destination cruise show. Gucci will now roll out largely seasonless collections in November and April. It’s hard to say what he might have done if the pandemic hadn’t in some ways made a virtual presentation a necessity — especially as the virus makes a resurgence.

But Michele’s notion of how to present fashion has been in evolution since he took over the brand six years ago.

“It has been in the air for many years, the need to follow a new narrative and a new communication. I like experiments,’’ Michele said. While the pandemic did not condition the project, “for me it created a speedier reaction.”

A film buff since childhood, Michele said he was discussing another project with Van Sant before the pandemic and proposed the miniseries project just a month ago. Van Sant traveled to Rome, where he filmed part of “My Private Idaho” 30 years ago, to shoot on location.

“It was a spontaneous idea to make something within just a few weeks. I sort of found that exciting and challenging, like something I had done before,’’ the director said, recalling his work on “Gerry,” “Elephant” and “Last Days,” which he said were filmed on tight schedules with loose screenplays.

Michele said the project was more a collaboration than a commission. “I felt neither invaded, nor invasive,’’ the creative director said.

The film series follows days in the life of a woman, played by Italian actress Silvia Calderoni, as she and her Gucci tribe move dreamily through a rarified Roman landscape, from her shabby chic apartment to a theater, café and vintage shop. She is joined by Gucci models with cameos by friends of Michele’s, including Billie Eilish, Florence Welch and Harry Styles, all wearing Gucci looks that will be in stores starting next spring.

“There is a cinematic fusing with commerce,’’ Van Sant said.

The format allows all fashionistas a coveted front-row

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Cara Delevingne and Ashley Graham are transformed into iconic Disney characters in new collab with accessories brand Chaos

CHAOS x The Disney Classics launch customisable phone cases using iconic Disney characters and fashion stars – shop the collection here

The world of fashion and the world of Disney have had their happily ever after, as they come together to collaborate and bring to life some of Disney’s most iconic characters – and we’re super excited!

London based accessories and lifestyle brand Chaos, has launched a range of customisable phone cases featuring our iconic classic Disney characters, such as Tinker Bell, Winnie the Pooh, Alice in Wonderland and many more teamed with some our fashion favourites, Cara Delavigne, Ashley Graham and Winnie Harlow.

Founders of the brand Charlotte and Katie have a shared a lifelong love for Disney, so when they were given access to Walt Disney’s archive of sketches they thought a CHAOS x The Disney Classics collection would be a perfect fit, to remind us of some of our favourite and forgotten Disney characters.

All you have to do is choose a character and add initials to create a truly unique accessory, shop the collection here…

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Theragun’s Feel-Good Collab Just Made The Top Of Our Holiday Gift Lists

Therabody, the brand behind the bestselling Theragun, just launched a new device design that we can quite literally feel good about. The global organization dedicated to eradicating AIDS, (RED), has teamed up with our favorite massage-gun maker just in time for the holidays. (You may recognize (RED) from its past collaborations with brands like Apple, Beats, Gap, and even Durex condoms.) But, this limited-edition drop doesn’t just boast a cool aesthetic, it gives back during a time where vulnerable communities need it the most. For every (PRODUCT)RED Theragun purchased, 2% of the purchase price will directly benefit the organization’s Global Fund; money that directly supports (RED)’s work in stopping the spread of COVID-19, in addition to its impactful work in fighting HIV/AIDS during a global health crisis.

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In honor of the collab, the entire suite of Theragun’s 4th gen models (the top-of-the-line PRO, Elite, and mini) have been reimagined with pops of red or, in the case of the $200 entry-level model, completely redone in a striking shade of ruby. And, since they’re limited-edition, once sold out these device designs are likely gone for good.

But, that’s not all that’s in store: come early 2021, Therabody will also release a (PRODUCT)RED range of its organic CBD products, with the same 2% donation pledge. Below, take a peek at the full lineup of this new Theragun collection and shop it for a holiday gift that gives back.

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