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April 5, 2017

Fok: Backyard gallery from an idiosyncratic graffiti artist

We speak to Mo Hassan, a local Cape Town visual graffiti artist and chat about life as a creative and how his characters are opening up new avenues for his career. What have you been busy with? I’ve been playing around with animation and it’s more of a personal project for me. I have this …

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March 31, 2017

SA Fashion Week, Young and Lazy, Woolworths and cashing in

Being quite the jet setter recently, we managed to squeeze in a few moments with Anees Petersen from Young and Lazy to chat about his latest collaboration with Woolworths, his first ever show at SA Fashion Week this past weekend and why he’s not a sellout. How do you think you as a designer will …

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March 22, 2017

Street Lines Apparel: Local South African fashion for dynamic women

We chatted to local urban wear brand Street Lines Apparel owner to discuss what it’s like being a girl boss, taking the leap of faith and the hustle that never stops. The indisputable pride that stems from Nuraan Samsodien shows through her love of fashion and translates into Street Lines Apparel. The brand was founded …

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March 2, 2017

Michael Tymbios: Divergent and First Thursdays co-founder

Chclt had a chance to briefly sit down with Michael Tymbios, co-founder of First Thursdays to discuss the bedlam of being self-employed, personal satisfaction and creating positive influences in Cape Town. Based at the Spin Street building, the first thing one notices when walking into the studio are the high ceilings, airy atmosphere and large …

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February 22, 2017

Sol-Sol and Maylee: Fashion Matrimony

We find out a little about Sol-Sol’s creator Mathew Kieser and Maylee’s Melissa Kieser, how they met and what works for them as a business couple dominating the fashion world. Can you please tell me where you guys met and what work you do? We met in 2007 at a Pizza joint in Durban. We …

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February 17, 2017

You don’t need a degree when you have passion: Baked Bistro

A  story of true persistence and passion, Zahir Mohamed from the Baked cafes shares his story of flunking high school, moving away from home, following his dream and making it a reality. Originally from Port Elizabeth, 28-year-old Zahir was raised by his grandparents and decided to move out after he failed matric. He moved down …

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