LBW070: Meet Lucilla Booyzen, Founder of South African Fashion Week and Ladybrille Woman of the Month!

Dubbed the Anna Wintour of South Africa’s fashion industry, Lucilla Booyzen is the founder and director of the prestigious South African Fashion Week (SAFW). In the early 1990s, Booyzen was an already established fashion producer who visited European Fashion Weeks, when she felt it was necessary that South Africa create its own fashion week to …

Africa’s 6 Powerhouse Women Fashion Producers

LADYBRILLE – Less than a decade ago, it was hard to find fashion shows displaying the designs of contemporary African designers on runways anywhere on the local or global fashion map. Today, the opposite holds true. Indeed, Africa’s fashion industries and local communities enjoy an explosion of fashion weeks. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa, South …

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Lucilla Booyzen Winner of The Shoprite/Checkers Women of the Year Award!

Ladybrillemag.com congratulates Lucilla Booyzen, founder of South Africa Fashion Week (SAFW) for her recent win of The Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year Award. Booyzen was the pioneer of the first ever fashion week in South Africa, August 1997. According to the organizers of the Award show, the award, the award is given to “exceptional …