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Si­mon and Mary’s new look­book for their lat­est col­lec­tion is a very hot some­thing. The col­lec­tion – Sa­fari – is made of earthy-toned millinery. For the shoot by Travys Owen, the hats are ac­com­pa­nied by ready-to-wear gar­ments de­signed by Gabrielle Kan­nemeyer in tex­tured fab­rics of brown, beige, lilac, off-white and khaki-green.

The look­book has the mod­els melt­ing into the nat­u­ral sur­round­ings while wear­ing their fab­u­lous Sa­fari num­bers.

The cov­eted and af­ford­able Si­mon and Mary hats (of which there is a new range of plaited leather and an­i­mal ac­cents) are the per­fect ac­ces­sories to the lay­ered looks of wraps worn in in­ter­est­ing styles, crop tops and tees that are a lit­tle too small, and some awk­ward but still cool fits.

Who knew that sa­fari could look this good? – Gugulethu Mh­lungu Visit si­mo­nand­

for stock­ist in­for­ma­tion Last week, the 2015 win­ner of the Elle Ris­ing Star De­sign Award was an­nounced.

Moroc­can fash­ion de­signer Hamza Guel­mouss (20) joins the likes of Loin Cloth & Ashes’ Anisa Mpungwe (who won the com­pe­ti­tion in 2008) as Elle’s lat­est fash­ion star.

Guel­mouss says of his work: “My wardrobe is about the idea of self­pro­tec­tion and non­con­formism. My fu­ture la­bel will be ded­i­cated to edgy women who cel­e­brate their iden­tity with a dark, an­drog­y­nous aes­thetic.”

The cap­sule col­lec­tion he pre­sented cap­tures his vi­sion and Joanne Frédéric, trend di­rec­tor at Mr Price, said: “To choose the win­ner, we were look­ing for a de­signer who could rise to the chal­lenge of tak­ing a con­cept and ex­e­cut­ing it into ac­tual gar­ments.

“Hamza won R30 000 from Mr Price to help launch his fash­ion ca­reer, and in­ten­sive twoweek in­tern­ships with Mr Price and Elle.”

Guel­mouss will also get the op­por­tu­nity to de­sign a range that will be sold at Mr Price. He will show a range at the 2016 Elle Ris­ing Star De­sign Awards. We’re ex­pect­ing great things from him. – Gugulethu Mh­lungu


BLACK IS BACK Hamza Guel­mouss cel­e­brates win­ning the Elle Ris­ing Star Award

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