In South Africa, Woman’s Day is a day to commemorate  the powerful women who marched against the pass laws of the apartheid government in 1956.

Since 1994, this day has been celebrated in recognition of these women, as well as the incredible South African women that followed (and are following) after them.

The fashion industry is a women-focused trade that benefits and lives on because of women; however a recent study in the US showed that although the labour and ideas of women elevate the fashion industry, it is still largely run by men (Marc Bain in Quarizy 2018) .

This month we want to recognise some of South Africa’s leading women in media and fashion. In celebration of Women’s Month we spoke to 9 of our favourite women in fashion about the progress of women in the industry and what fashion means to them.



We’d like to wish all women in every sector of society a wonderful women’s day.



Copy-editing: Bryanah Marais (@bryanahmarais) , Group Fashion Director

Art Direction/Layout: Robyn Walker (@robynwalker), Group Creative Director

Content implementation: Jared Christians (@jared_cpt), Chief Information Systems Officer

Sign-off: Anuell Ahmar (@anuell_ahmar), Editor-in-Chief


Image Credits:

Page 1, Tarynne Keown: Jarryd Kleinhans

Page 2, Elle Van Der Burg: Herself

Page 3, Courtney Williams: Herself

Page 4: Robyn Walker: Jarryd Kleinhans

Page 5: Kim Jayde Robinson: IL Retallack

Page 6: Nontando Mposo:  Aart Verrips

Page 7: Naeelah Jumat: Highsnobiety

Page 8: Zuhaa Isaacs: George Neil

Page 9: Roxanne Kalie: RJVR Photography

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