BRINGING ART, FASHION AND MUSIC TOGETHER IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FRENCH INSTITUTE OF SA
So I’m not a fashionista, but I do follow fashion because I profile a lot of fashion designers and have a lot of questions about fashion trends. For example, what the fashion trends of 2023 will be, future fashion trends and current topics in the fashion industry. If you have similar concerns, the upcoming Cape Town Art Fair will address the issues mentioned.
On the 18th of February, the French Institute of South Africa will host a discussion around fashion sustainability with esteemed fashion designers Lukhanyo Mdingi and David Sher, and 4 burgeoning South African young talents. The panel discussion will be surrounded by the creations which were made by the four mentees, during the True Fashion mentorship program, followed by some music beats.
The participants will be unpacking the fashion of tomorrow in the face of the challenges of “fast fashion” and the impact of the textile industry on the environment.
The importance of collaboration and mentorship in nurturing sustainable practices will be discussed by the designers, as well as their individual journeys and challenges. The discussion will be balanced between Mdingi, who began his eponymous label in 2015 and is a recent recipient of the coveted Karl Lagerfeld Prize, and Sher, the co-founder of Good Good Good, a brand that elevates modern streetwear using ethically sourced fabrics. The fresh outlook of up-and-coming “mentees” in the industry will also be represented.
THE DATES: 16^th – 19^th of February 2023
THE VENUE: 27 Roodebloem Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
Opening hours: Everyday from 11am to 7pm
Thursday, 16^th FEB
11am Brunch opening of the Halfway Line a solo by Bahati Simoens
Friday, 17^th FEB
2pm Bahati Simoens will execute a live mural painting
Saturday, 18^th FEB
11am Bahati Simoens will finish her live mural painting
2pm True Fashion Panel discussion with Nkosazana Hlalethwa, Xola Makoba,
Burton Miles, Khumo Morojele, Lukhanyo Mdingi and
Daniel Sher (Good Good Good)
3:30pm DJ set with Alvhin Adendorff
Sunday, 19th FEB
11am Public exhibition viewing