As the season’s change, so does your fashion repertoire, and there is no better accessory to update your winter wardrobe than a brand-ne pair of frames. The winter chill brings with it a variety of eye-catching specs to suit any style sensibility. The name of the game this season is stylish and favours the bold, but can be toned up or down depending on your personality. Vision Works Optometrists have compiled a list of the six hottest glasses trends for winter: Understated Clear Frames Clear framed glasses are one of the most popular eyewear trends of 2019, so it’s no surprise that this trend hasRead More →

Born in Musina and raised at Waterval, Limpopo –  Yolanda only wanted was to be a model when growing up, little did she know she would one day fall in love with fashion design. Q: What sparked your interest in Xitsonga Fashion? A: I noticed the incredible fabrics that my people (Tsonga people in Limpopo) wear and I was always in awe at how amazingly unique they were in comparison to the majority of cultures in South Africa. Whenever I listened to people talk about fashion, I picked up they weren’t aware of Tsonga people’s clothes. In fact, most people believed that we don’t haveRead More →

It is heritage month and we have decided to highlight four of the best Tsonga inspired wedding looks that give us a real #Tsongasouce. #Wedding1 Hip- Hop extraordinaire & Founder of slikouronlife.co.za Slikour and his wife, Melisa Wilkinson- Metane #Wedding2 YouTube sensation, Creator and founder of Rocking Heels Dance workout, Choreographer Nkateko Takkies Dinwiddy nee’ Maswangaye and Chris Dinwiddyi. This was at their beautiful where Takkies was rocking her Xibelani. Their wedding was even featured on Top Billing. #Wedding3 Kaizer Chiefs midfielder, George Nyiko Maluleka tied the knot with his stunning wife Larelle Wagner #Wedding4 Entrepreneur & Founder of Gezworkx Ventures Themba Gezana and hisRead More →

This is a knee length skirt typically worn by Xitsonga women. A lot of people have shown interest on how to correctly wear this skirt. Traditionally, it is worn around the waist for dance purposes. However, some Tsonga women have been spotted wearing it differently yet interesting. We believe the  idea is to make it an everyday wear and not an item only taken out for special occasions. Take a look at the ladies below.   May’buye Azanaia Ntimane from Ka-Mageva, Limpopo Ntimane whose name can be loosely translated as May’buye iAfrica hails from Mageva, a small village in Giyani. She is wearing Xibelani asRead More →

We’re one of the people who love and embrace our own culture, wearing bright clothes on a daily basis may be a shock to some people but Xitsonga people are never shy. We wear our colours with pride!   However, it is important to understand how our modern day fashion has evolved throughout the years. The picture below shows two Tsonga women in the early 1900s wearing Tsonga original traditional wear in a place called Thabina, Limpopo. It was was captured by Alfred Duggan-Cronin (1874-1954) who came to South Africa, settled in Kimberley and worked at De Beers, a mining company until his retirement inRead More →

We all know that most Xitsonga outfits such as Xibelani are worn with sneakers and if you want to add brand new babies to your sneaker collection, you’ll be happy to hear that everybody’s favourite sneaker is back on the block, and is slicker, cooler and cheekier than ever! Through the #WalkItOff campaign, Tomy is going for the funny bone to elicit an eish about the embarrassing, awkward, hilarious moments that we as South Africans have to walk off on the daily – we all know how it feels to get blue ticked again. Best you #WalkItOff, fam. To celebrate the re-launch of Tomy Takkies,Read More →

We stumbled across an article on Youth Village describing Sho Madjodzi as “one of those women most people in the new South Africa who would think of as weird”. We thought that’s nothing new! People in South Africa have always classified Vatsonga as unorthodox due to their way of living, from the clothes they wear to the speech sounds of their language. But this is not the point – poet and rapper Sho Madjozi; is an epitome of what village dreams are made of! See what we did there? Sho Madjozi whose real name Maya Wegeriff hails from Shirley; a small village in Limpopo. She’sRead More →

From the iconic Chanel collection in the 1920’s to the latest AW18 runway designs, black and white has been, and always will be, an on-trend colour combination. Three of South Africa’s top designers; Prime Obsession, Imprint ZA and Lukhanyo Mdingi; have each gone exclusively monochrome and you can view their designs at the Skip Monochrome Pop-up Shop which runs for two weeks at Sandton City, Johannesburg  (from 10 July) and Canal Walk, Cape Town (from 7 August).   Design duo Prime Obsession says “The best part about conceptualising these pieces with Skip was challenging our minds to create inspiring and vibrant classic pieces”. Lukhanyo MdingiRead More →

Fashion gurus and stylists always take it upon themselves to do what they do best! Tell everyone gullible enough about what’s in and out of the runways and clothing stores! It is what they do after all and you know what, there’s nothing wrong with it! Also, we all want to know the latest fashion trends; it drives us crazy…in a good way! But one thing that we’re pretty sure of that never drove any Shangy  crazy was the colourblock trend that once hit the fashion streets in South Africa. WTF? Wa Tolovela Fashion-Guru! Tsonga/Shangaan peeps been having it! So…What’s Colourblocking? Colour blocking is definedRead More →