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PlatAfrica and Africa Fashion International bring metamorphosis theme to life at 2021 Joburg Fashion Week

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Joburg Fashion Week

PlatAfrica is again partnering with African Fashion International (AFI), as part of its ongoing strategy to build the platinum jewellery market, to showcase this year’s finalists’ pieces as part of 2021 Joburg Fashion Week.

The winners in the student/apprentice and professional categories, as well as the popular People’s Choice Award, will be announced during a virtual showcase event on 29 October.

Now in its 22nd year and hosted annually by Anglo American Platinum in partnership with Metal Concentrators and Platinum Guild International India (PGI India), PlatAfrica aims to promote innovation and technical expertise in platinum jewellery design and manufacturing in South Africa.
This year’s theme – Metamorphosis – was developed in consultation with PGI India and was inspired by the transformation phases that a caterpillar undergoes to morph into a butterfly.

Natascha Viljoen, CEO of Anglo American Platinum, said: “Platinum has been a highly sought after jewellery metal for consumers for decades and we are proud of the part we continue to play to promote platinum as a precious metal of choice for discerning jewellers and consumers. Building on the success of last year’s event, we are very excited to again partner with AFI who have continued to stand at the centre of the evolution of the fashion industry in South Africa. Our partnership with the Metal Concentrators and Platinum Guild International (PGI) continues to provide us with a platform to contribute towards developing consumer demand for platinum.

“PlatAfrica is a highlight on our calendar, and we have again been very impressed by the quality and creativity of the pieces. We trust that initiatives such as PlatAfrica will continue to inspire and introduce this versatile precious metal to a wider audience of jewellers and consumers, while also creating space for emerging creative talent.”

Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe, founder of AFI, said: “PlatAfrica has built a reputation for inspiring creativity and quality in platinum jewellery design in South Africa. What excites me about our partnership with PlatAfrica is the opportunity to showcase our local talent to an international audience, thus contributing to our creative capital.”

Pallavi Sharma, Head of Strategic Design and Development from PGI India, said: “PlatAfrica is a project that blows one’s mind away every year. Yet again, the finalists have exceeded all expectations in the delivery of jewellery pieces that will continue to cement them at the cutting edge of platinum design.”
All the one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces entered for PlatAfrica will be available from 29 October for sale online. The pieces will be hosted on the House of Nala AFI online store for a limited period and will go live after the show on 29 October. For an in person preview, the pieces will be available at the House of Nala Concept Store at The Leonardo Apartments in Sandton, Johannesburg only on 30 and 31 October 2021
This year’s finalists are,

Professional category:

Agose Jacob Mokoena from Pneuma Jewellers
Alva Brycke in collaboration with Jack Friedman and Aurum Manufacturing Busisiwe Sinini from The Platinum Incubator- MillowMakings (Pty) Ltd Chris & Jannie Janse van Rensburg from Studio C
Christina Toros from Prins & Prins Diamonds
Johann Claasens from Piccolo Fine Designer Jewellery
Lené Swartz from David Bolding
Reitumetse Choene & Lesedi Seabelo from The Platinum Incubator Phumlani Mngoma from Pneuma Jewellers
Sifiso Khumalo from Sivana Diamonds

Student/ apprentice category:

Asisipo Njemla from Cape Peninsula University of Technology Dumisani Mahlangu from The Platinum Incubator
Gaorelatlhe Mboweni from The Platinum Incubator
Godfrey Olebogeng Kobi from The Platinum Incubator

Jané Schoeman from Prins& Prins Diamonds
Lebogang Ledwaba from Limpopo Jewellery Business Incubator Patricia Ntombizodwa Tshabalala from J Hind Jewellers
Rudi Travis Campbell from Rare Earth Creations
Tokelo Mphomane from Pneuma Jewellers
Tor Kaplan from Stellenbosch University

ONLINE : SHOW SCHEDULE 

 

Thursday, 28 October 2021
15h00 – 16h30AFI Masterclass:

BE YOU! TRULY AFRICAN.

African identities in the 21st century: What is the role for the creative sector?  

 
Friday, 29 October 2021
16h30 – 17h00K. Moraba & Collective / Lufi D / House of Stevolution
19h00 – 19h30PlatAfrica 2021

Metamorphosis Design and Manufacturing Competition 

19h30 – 20h00AFI Fastrack 2021 / Urban Zulu / Amen
 
Saturday, 30 October 2021
10h00 – 10h45Be Connected with SUCO Sessions
13h30 – 14h00Senegal Collective / Love Jane
16h30 – 17h00Imprint ZA / Fabro Sanz / Seditsi Collection
19h30 – 20h00TBC
 

 

 

IN PERSON EXPERIENCES: SHOW SCHEDULE

 

Thursday, 28 October 2021 [THE CAPITAL ON THE PARK]
15h00 – 16h30AFI Masterclass:

BE YOU! TRULY AFRICAN.

African identities in the 21st century: What is the role for the creative sector?  

 
Friday, 29 October 2021 [ALTO234, THE LEONARDO]
15h00 – 17h45K. Moraba & Collective / Lufi D / House of Stevolution
18h00 – 20h45AFI Fastrack 2021 / Urban Zulu / Amen
 
Saturday, 30 October 2021
11h00 – 14h45Senegal Collective / Love Jane
15h00 – 17h45Imprint ZA / Fabro Sanz / Seditsi Collection
18h00 – 20h45TBC
 

 

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6 Sexy mini Dress for Homecoming

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Everyone knows that mini dresses are the best way to look cute when you want to wear something that is not too revealing. Mini dresses are perfect for use on various occasions, such as homecoming! The mini dress makes for an excellent Fall fashion staple because they can be dressed up or down depending on what you feel like wearing!

Here are 6 sexy minis dresses perfect for girls who love trend fashion!

  1. Black Marlene Dress

Black Marlene dress with silver accents is super sexy! The fitted bodice creates an amazing look, while the long flowing skirt adds a touch of elegance to this piece. The texture of the dress is amazing, adding an extra flair to the outfit. Make sure you wear thigh-high heels to compliment your look.

  1. Prom Girl Sexy Long Sleeved Cocktail Dress

Get ready to be wolf-whistled by everyone in the room wearing this stunning prom girl cocktail dress! The look is very classy and elegant, perfect for the award ceremony. Follow these tips to look stunning. The beautiful neckline will make you stand out among other girls, giving you an advantage over them. The zip details give this piece an edgy look, while the long sleeves are very chic. Wear this piece with high heels and stylish jewelry to complete your look.

  1. Black Corset Bodycon Short Dress

The bodycon dress from Bella Barnett stands out among other dresses because of its unique design. The corset bodice hugs your figure in all the right places, all while exposing your chest! Wear this piece with sky-high black heels to complete your look. Make sure you wear it with confidence because this outfit will certainly make you the center of attention.

  1. Sherri Hill Strapless Evening Dress

A prom dress with long sleeves is not going to cut it for this school awards night! If you want to show off your sexy side, then this Sherri Hill strapless evening dress is perfect for you! The padded bodice shows off your best assets well, while the beautiful details on the hem add a whole new feel to it. The high neckline is very flattering, while the sleeves are quite elegant. 

  1. Sexy V-neck Sheath Dress

If you want to be the most exquisite creature in the room, then this sexy v-neck sheath dress is perfect for you! The combination of dark purple and black is so amazing, making you look like royalty. The long flowing skirt gives it an elegant feel. Wear side earrings which are not too big but not too small. You can also wear some shoes that match your dress perfectly. This way, people will concentrate on your cute shoes rather than your face.

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A High-waist lace-up cocktail dress is the perfect choice for the school awards night! The two-piece dress provides easy movement while standing out in a crowd of other girls. It is elegant, classy, and sexy at the same time! The high neckline with plunging V-neck is very elegant. Wear some statement necklaces to finish your look. Since the neckline of the dress is quite low, you can easily blend in with everyone else! When you are wearing this piece, make sure you pair it with daring thigh-high heels. This way, people will be too busy admiring your ankles rather than your face.

Mini skirts are all time fashionable wear. You can style with them with confidence on almost every occassion! As long as you look superb and outright chic, your style will be an instant success. Dont forget to dazzle with a paire of high  wear heels or high heels to make yourself almost impossible to catch on.

 

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Hurela Hair Brand – All Types Of Hair Wigs

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Everyone is familiar with the details of fashion which gives us a unique look, that is, it sets us apart from others in terms of style. When it comes to hair, women are obsessed with managing it in their own way but are afraid of losing it due to other conditions like hair loss and dryness.

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10 earring ideas for this Christmas

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They say the best things come in small packages so why not treat yourself or a loved one to a pair of earrings this holiday season. (more…)

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‘MzVee doesn’t do stuff on her own, I wrote her hit songs’ – Kuami Eugene

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Ghanaian singer and producer, Kuami Eugene is not happy with MzVee for not appreciating all he did for her when the two were under the same record label. (more…)

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5 Incredibly Stylish Long Sleeve Dresses For Ultimate Fashionista

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Oh you have finally decided to upgrade your wardrobe -and  you are frantically dress hunting some cool yet trending collections to refresh your style.  

 

If you are in love with long sleeve dresses! We have curated a splendid collection of beautiful amazing dresses, you won’t be able to take your eyes off, and of course no one else will!

 

Here are our exquisite picks for your complete makeover!

 

  1. Textured Long Sleeve Midi Dress

 

Midi Dresses are elaborately elegant, especially when worn with a cute pair of heels. It’s perfect for the office or even a date. The textured midi dress is very stylish, feminine and can be worn on many occasions. This is a very cool dress, the fabric is delicately woven and very soft. This dress is perfect for both office and party because it can be dressed up or down to suit the occasion. The style of the dress is very flattering, it makes you look leaner and taller while showing off your great figure!

 

  1. Long Sleeve Striped Tunic Dress

 

Explore versatility with tunic dresses, you can wear it to the office, on dinner dates, or even when you’re hanging out with friends. You can pair it off with a nice pair of heels for an elegant look or easy sandals for a casual day out! The cut of the dress is very flattering, and you will look slimming, sexy, and gorgeous in this piece! It’s also very comfortable to wear, so you don’t have to worry about any discomfort while wearing it. Even if you are standing all day because of work, this dress will keep its shape without being too constricting at all!

 

  1. Black A-Line Mini Dress

 

Mini dresses are very stylish with a sweet A-line design. You can wear it to work, a night out, or even a romantic date with your loved ones. The fabric of the dress is very silky and soft. The straight cut makes this dress look elegant and feminine. It’s also very comfortable to wear, as it hugs you in all the right places without being too tight or constricting.

This dress will make you look slim and sophisticated, as well as sexy! So if you want to look really hot and stylish at the same time, this dress is definitely for you!

 

  1. Long Sleeve Crochet-Knit Dress

 

The design of this type of dress is very classy and sophisticated. It’s a perfect piece for a night out with your friends. The details on the dress are done very well, so you will look absolutely gorgeous in it! You can wear it to a formal event, or even a casual day out. It’s a great piece that you should add to your wardrobe! The fabric of this dress is very soft and comfortable to wear. It’s also quite suitable for both the office and a romantic dinner date. This dress will make you look elegant and sexy! Check out Bella Barnett for some spectacular party dress options.

 

  1. Satin Crew Neck Dress

 

Satin dresses are flawless and feel wonderful skin, I love the bright colors! The bright royal blue color brightens up your outfit, which makes it very easy to be paired with many outfits. Instead of putting on the same black dress every day, why not try some bright colors? They look fierce and can definitely turn heads! It hugs you in all the right places, making you look slim and sophisticated. It’s perfect for both formal and casual occasions, so it’s great for any time of the year!

 

So, these are our 5 incredible long sleeve dresses. 

 

We all love to wear cool clothes when we go out, why not update your wardrobe? 

 

These dresses are perfect if you want to look stylish and put together. You can wear them to work or even on a date with your crush! If you want to look good and feel good at the same time, you should certainly consider getting one of these amazing dresses!

 

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5 Hottest Party Dresses For Women

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No matter the reason for the party, or the event – a night out with friends or a mega event like a wedding; a hot party dress is something which is unavoidable. Whether you are looking for a short black dress, one-shoulder fashion wear, or a floral length pastel coloured evening gown, it would be only beneficial if you start searching early. 

 

Picking the perfect dress for any event is a troublesome and stress enduring task for women of every age. If you are also having the same issue then check out Bella Barnett for some trending party collections for women. We have handpicked some of the best ideas for your attire at the parties, so have a look at our suggestions. 

  •  Cocktail Dress

 

A cocktail dress is a perfect blend of casual and formal. You can wear it for any party or an important event as well as for your casual outings to the bar or with your friends. Usually, the length of these dresses is just below the knees. So it becomes perfectly compatible with the dress code of cocktail parties. With different necklines and silhouettes, you will find numerous options in this style.

  • Pouf Dress

 

If you want to look decent and charming then go for a Pouf Dress. Yes, as the name suggests in these dresses you will find a skirt with puffiness. When you want to dress up like a princess of a fairytale then team up your pouf dress with some ethnic jewellery and designer bellies. Sometimes it may sound a bit old fashioned but believe me, when you wear it on night outs, at Cocktail parties or at any outdoor event, you look fabulous; even you can try it at wedding as well.

  • Off the Shoulder 

 

An off-shoulder medium length gown could be an ideal choice to flaunt your sexy shoulders. In this kind of design, shoulders are left bare and swept just above the bust to provide you with a glamorous look. You can easily spot several celebs wearing off-shoulder dresses on different red carpet events. The dark and bright shades are always in trend when it comes to off the shoulder dresses. 

  • Bodycon Dress

 

When you want to look hot and sexy then what would be better than a bodycon dress? Such dresses will tightly hug your body to showcase all the curves clearly. Bodycon dresses are made up of stretchable material which will get adjusted according to the shape of your body. If you have a perfect figure then you can wear bodycon dresses on any occasion. 

  • Halter Dress

 

What can be better than a Halter dress in the sizzling summers? With the sleeveless and strapless upper half of the body, you can further increase the hotness of the atmosphere. This dress is tied around your neck to provide you stunning appearance at every event. A dark coloured halter dress with wedge heels and fair complexion makes a deadly combination.

 

When it comes to female outfits the list is never-ending, no doubt. But we have selected the best of the best to provide you with a stunning appearance at every party. Just explore yourself with our suggested designs, and it will be a great help whenever you want to select a perfect dress for a red carpet event.

 

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