Thebe Magugu has always been drawn to storytelling. Growing up in Kimberley, South Africa, he spent his free time writing, taking pictures and sketching. With a little enterprising streak, he turned his love for expressive mediums into a fashion and art magazine (self-published, out of his mother’s office) which he sold at school for a price of R20. The kernel of Magugu’s clothing today — a fine equation of fluid yet strong silhouettes, unabashed hues, vibrant prints and experimental deconstruction — doesn’t fall far from the tree. “I always start the collection with a facet of African or South African history I would like to explore,” says the designer, who is now based out of Johannesburg. “It is with this that I hope my clothes aren’t just beautiful, but inform people about a reality, a character, a circumstance they might not have known.”
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The Age of Ageless
THE LANDSCAPE of AGE, OR ANTI-AGEING for THAT MATTER, SHOULD no LONGER BE PIGEONHOLED into AGE GROUPS, AS ONE DERMATOLOGIST SHARES. FUTURE PROOFING YOUR SKIN IS now SYNONYMOUS WITH a HEALTHY COMPLEXION, AND THAT DOESN’T NECESSARILY MEAN LOOKING YOUNGER than YOUR AGE
The Very Real Stardom of Virtual Idols K/DA
AS RIOT GAMES CULTIVATES A UNIQUE BRAND OF OMNICHANNEL ENTERTAINMENT WITH LEAGUE OF LEGENDS TAKING OVER THE WORLD, ALONG WITH IT, THE METEORIC RISE OF VIRTUAL POP MUSIC GROUP K/DA
the WORLD to COME
WITH the GLOBAL HEALTH CRISIS, THE TIME is RIGHT FOR US TO REASSESS ALMOST ALL SYSTEMS as WE KNOW THEM: our VALUES, PRIVACY, AND ETHICS. AS PART OF the UNESCO FORUM’S DIALOGUE ON the FUTURE WORLD ORDER, ELLE SPEAKS to FOUR FEMALE LEADERS of TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCES ABOUT HOW HUMANITY MIGHT EVOLVE, and WHY SEEMINGLY COUNTERINTUITIVE BEHAVIOURS MIGHT JUST ALLOW US to EMERGE TRIUMPHANT
THE EMPIRE OF BEAUTY
A time-lapse. Ian Griffiths and Giorgio Guidotti in a two-voice tale of the brand’s Resort 2021, a collection inspired by fabulous reminiscences of imperial Russia and put together amid lockdown dictated urgencies
THIS LONDON-BASED LABEL’S STAR IS ON the RISE WITH its UNMISTAKABLE PATCHWORK DETAILING and ONE-OF-A-KIND BULGARIAN FABRICS
TEAM WANG STRIVES FOR THE SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE
THE RECORD LABEL — THE BRAINCHILD OF JACKSON WANG — MADE ITS FORAY into FASHION LAST YEAR. NOW THE MULTI-HYPHENATE ALONG with THE CEO AND CO-FOUNDER OF TEAM WANG DESIGN, REVEAL HOW it ALL TIES BACK to AN AMBITIOUS VISION
MASTERING THE MACHINE
ON the SURFACE, TECHNOLOGY HAS ENABLED SOME OF FASHION’S MOST JAW-DROPPING MOMENTS — from MECHANICAL DRESSES to ROCKET SHIP SHOW SETS. YET what GOES ON IN the ATELIER IS OFTEN SHROUDED in MYSTERY, EVEN IN A TIME when BIG DATA INFORMS the SILHOUETTES OF the CLOTHING IN YOUR WARDROBE, and WEARABLE TECH isn’t JUST A GADGET BUT A GARMENT. IN CONVERSATION WITH DESIGNERS and ARTISANS WHOSE CREATIVITY FLOWS IN TANDEM with TECHNOLOGY, ELLE SINGAPORE EXPLORES HOW THESE MAKERS DEFINE THEIR RELATIONSHIP with MACHINES
A RETURN TO ITS ROOTS
THE LATEST UPDATE to PATEK PHILIPPE’S CLASSIC LADIES’ TIMEPIECE, THE TWENTY~4, PAYS TRIBUTE to ITS ORIGINS
A Cog in the Future
IS IT US, or ARE BEAUTY TECH GIANTS DYSON and FOREO… CLAIRVOYANT? SURELY THERE must BE SOME WIZARDRY BEHIND THEIR EVERY PRODUCT DROP that SUCCESSFULLY INCHES the BENCHMARK FOR TECH in THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY HIGHER. WE KID. AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT the CREATION AND MOTIVATION BEHIND THESE SEEMINGLY “CULT” MACHINES REVEAL that THEY WEREN’T MADE WITH PIXIE DUST AFTER ALL, BUT INSTEAD, the HURRAH of PROBLEM-SOLVING
A Quatre Above The Rest
The iconic quatre collection represents boucheron’s love for its heritage and the city it was born in
‘WE'RE SO EXCITED – I CAN'T WAIT TO COMPLETE MY FAMILY'
IN OUR EXCLUSIVE SHOOT KIMBERLEY WALSH REVEALS TO OK!’S GEMMA McCARTNEY THAT SHE’S PREGNANT WITH HER THIRD CHILD THE SWEET WAY SHE TOLD HER BOYS AND HOW BEST FRIEND CHERYL HAS BEEN HELPING WITH NAMES
You learn to live with pain
Friday marks the start of Baby Loss Awareness Week. Here, mum Kimberley Rodger tells Niki Tennant how a charity helped her family to cope with tragedy
‘I'll renew my vows just to have a big party!'
Kimberley Walsh opens up about her happy marriage, raising two children and her Girls Aloud glory days
Aking Centre Stage - ‘i'll Never Rule Out A Third Child!'
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IN TUNE - ‘WE'RE QUITE BLUNT WITH EACH OTHER!'
CO-STARS KIMBERLEY WALSH AND JAY MCGUINESS TALK TO OK!’S KIRSTY HATCHER ABOUT TELLING IT LIKE IT IS
Kim tells Cheryl ‘You'll be a Strictly success'
The former Girls Aloud star is being urged by her famous friend to join the judging panel
In an increasingly competitive world, businesses win over customers through providing excellent customer service. We see this in the digital technology tsunami sweeping across the world. Companies like Amazon, Google and Samsung are few of the many who are relentlessly innovating to retain competitive advantage. The 4th Industrial Revolution, globally, is driven by consumer demand for cheaper and more efficient services!
“I HATED MEN WITH ALL MY HEART”
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Finding the LIGHT
Kimberley Crossman’s crazily busy international career looks like every actor’s dream. But she opens up to Emma Clifton about the flipside – depression, her therapy journey and facing her fears to launch a new mental health podcast.
BEST IN SHOW
Lavishing pets with luxury accessories and hotel stays has become de rigueur for owners amid our self-care culture.