Spring is in the air, the vaccines are rolling out, and there’s a collective feeling of optimism all around.
On this note, Glamour’s September/October Spring Edition is currently on shelves, and is filled with uplifting content to help you transition into an (almost) post-pandemic world.
Inside, we take a look at African luxury - from innovative pan-African designers and sustainable local beauty brands to affluent vacation spots from the comfort of your own continent.
As we embark on the last third of the year, now’s the perfect time to pamper ourselves after a turbulent few months. Here are 5 highlights you need to see in our latest issue:
1. Visual creator Lulama Wolf personifies African luxury on our cover
On not one but two covers! Visual artist and social media star Lulama Wolf makes a case for sustainable fashion - wearing the new lem lem x H&M collection by Ethiopian model Liya Kebede. Lulama is a Pan-African creative, whose work is respected both internationally and locally. She inspires in the fields of art and fashion, taking inspiration from her heritage and culture. She chats exclusively to Glamour SA about her work, mentorship and conscious fashion.
2. A focus on Pan-African beauty
South African skincare brand Skoon is making a name for itself. CEO Thandi Mbulaheni tells us all we need to know about their natural, non-toxic, and clean products and philosophy. Their innovative formulas are the ultimate combination of science and nature.
3. Interpreting the future of luxury fashion
Glamour challenges top South African designers to illustrate their vision of luxury fashion in the future. If you’ve ever wanted a peek into an artist's sketchbook or creative process, this is sure to be a treat.
Also not to be missed: Owners of local luxury fashion and beauty brands share what luxury means to them, how they made their mark and insights into the industry.
4. 5-star getaways
From beaches to deserts, plantations and safaris, there’s much to explore on the African continent. And it’s unlike any luxury you might experience elsewhere.
5. A deep dive into the wellness industry
The wellness industry is a big business right now but perhaps healthy living has become a bit too exclusive, exclusionary and expensive? Glamour SA investigates.
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