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Shoemaker Vans treads wearily as China fumes over Hong Kong

Shoemaker Vans treads wearily as China fumes over Hong Kong

09/10/2019 - 13:20
US sports brand Vans has removed “a small number” of submissions in a sneaker design competition including one apparently giving a shout out to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests, as companies weigh the risks of angering China. read more
“Fashion King” David Tlale launches bespoke proudly SA shoe collection

“Fashion King” David Tlale launches bespoke proudly SA shoe collection

03/10/2019 - 15:19
Global fashion maestro, David Tlale — feted around the world for his bold and elaborate designs — has teamed up with iconic shoe brand, Crockett & Jones, to produce a must-have collection of stylish and sophisticated formal footwear for young and trendy men.  read more
SAFW competitions offers entry into fashion industry

SAFW competitions offers entry into fashion industry

19/07/2019 - 08:41
It opened the door for David Tlale to showcase his designs at New York Fashion Work, Mmuso Maxwell to supply his garments to retail giant Woolworths and Clinton Lotter to take his work to the UK. Now, South African Fashion Week (SAFW) is once again looking to grow the fashion and creative industry by opening it to emerging designers. read more
What Nestlé’s attempt to trademark the shape of a KitKat teaches us about design

What Nestlé’s attempt to trademark the shape of a KitKat teaches us about design

05/11/2018 - 09:12
For many people there is something irresistible about chocolate. But in the hungry rush to make it part of our bodies there is a missed opportunity to meditate on the different gestural experiences chocolate affords. read more
2018 Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA) winners announced

2018 Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA) winners announced

18/10/2018 - 08:27
The 2018 Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA) winners were announced on the opening day of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Annual Congress, held at Durban’s International Convention Centre. read more
Takealot to stock leading global data storage solutions brand LaCie

Takealot to stock leading global data storage solutions brand LaCie

10/10/2018 - 13:42
Seagate Technology's premium brand ‘LaCie’ designs world-class external storage products for creative professionals and Apple users. LaCie products, differentiated by their sleek design and unmatched technical performance, are now available from one of South Africa’s leading online stores, takealot.com. read more
Checkers commissions SA artists for latest Odd Bins range

Checkers commissions SA artists for latest Odd Bins range

09/10/2018 - 14:36
Four upcoming South African artists were commissioned by Checkers to create unique artworks to adorn the wine labels of the newest additions to its exclusive Odd Bins range. read more
Shopping centre design of the future

Shopping centre design of the future

08/10/2018 - 11:13
Winston Churchill once said: “We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us.” A simple yet profound statement as we start to see architecture design rapidly evolving to accommodate our needs as the human race.  read more
Ackermans gives moms one less thing to worry about with new ‘My First Steps’ footwear range

Ackermans gives moms one less thing to worry about with new ‘My First Steps’ footwear range

27/08/2018 - 08:52
A child’s first step is a massive milestone for any family. Once those first few steps are taken, it is almost impossible to keep up with your little one as their curiosity to discover the world takes over.  read more
Re-thinking your packaging design for the new digital consumer

Re-thinking your packaging design for the new digital consumer

21/08/2018 - 11:15
iCitizens; Millennials; digital natives; call them what you will, but if your business model is still trying to catch up with what ‘them confounded Millennials’ want in packaging, you are going to get left behind by a new “generation” of Digital Nomads. And it has less to do with age and more to do with their increased buying power, tech savviness, global connectedness, environmental concern and an insatiable craving for instant gratification and the experiential. read more
Hennessy proves it's anything but old-fashioned

Hennessy proves it's anything but old-fashioned

17/08/2018 - 14:22
There’s a good chance that you think of cognac as the tipple of fusty old men in wood-panelled hunting lodges. If cognac brand Hennessy is anything to go by, however, you may have to reconsider your position on the century-old liquor.  read more
Tiffany bets on ‘newness’ to keep it out of a sparkly rut

Tiffany bets on ‘newness’ to keep it out of a sparkly rut

18/07/2018 - 14:09
Hit styles have been key to Tiffany’s success in past years, but it has struggled to create new franchises to replace old classics by designers such as Paloma Picasso and Elsa Peretti. read more
SA’s trendiest kids design new winter ranges exclusive to Ackermans

SA’s trendiest kids design new winter ranges exclusive to Ackermans

07/06/2018 - 13:16
Daniella dos Santos (‘Dani’, 16) and Nikhil Govender (‘Nixie’, 11), winners of Ackermans’ 2017 Style Squad Young Fashion Designer Competition, are launching their very own girls’ and boys’ winter ranges; which will be available from Ackermans stores across Southern Africa in June 2018.  read more
Pernod Ricard launches limited-edition Absolut America bottle

Pernod Ricard launches limited-edition Absolut America bottle

09/05/2018 - 09:40
Pernod Ricard-owned Absolut has launched a limited-edition bottle design ahead of summer in the US, featuring red, white and blue packaging. read more
Sainsbury's offers new 'touch-free' meat packaging for millennials

Sainsbury's offers new 'touch-free' meat packaging for millennials

18/04/2018 - 11:08
UK retailer Sainsbury’s has said it will introduce straight-to-pan plastic pouches for meat products. read more
Nestlé Waters introduces 100% recycled plastic bottle

Nestlé Waters introduces 100% recycled plastic bottle

23/02/2018 - 13:52
Nestlé Waters has announced the introduction of a new bottle made entirely from recycled plastic for its Nestlé Pure Life water brand. read more
How AI can streamline the shoe design process

How AI can streamline the shoe design process

08/12/2017 - 09:48
Individuality is highly valued in today’s fashion world, with fashion enthusiasts constantly trying to stay one step ahead before the next latest and greatest trend takes hold. For many, footwear is the perfect canvas to showcase individual style and make a personal statement in everyday life. read more
Diet Coke launches new limited edition can design in UK

Diet Coke launches new limited edition can design in UK

12/09/2017 - 10:33
Coca-Cola Great Britain has announced that it is launching new a range of limited edition designs for Diet Coke cans. read more
From catwalk trends to data trends: Must-have skills for tomorrow’s retailers

From catwalk trends to data trends: Must-have skills for tomorrow’s retailers

09/06/2017 - 12:49
In today’s digital world, creativity is just one skill needed for commercial success in the fashion industry. The art of design remains crucial, but leading designers are supplementing art with science – using digital technologies to connect with customers on both a hyper-local and hyper-personal level. read more
Boxmore wins first place for Ina Paarman Dressing bottle design

Boxmore wins first place for Ina Paarman Dressing bottle design

04/11/2016 - 10:30
The International Union of Food Science and Technology's (IUFoST) Global Food Industry Award has recognised Boxmore Packaging's Ina Paarman Dressing bottle design, presenting it with first place for Packaging Innovation. read more