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trendtalk#10: Report-back

Saint Francis Tohlang

Image Courtesy Saint Francis Tohlang Trend Talk Presentation 2015

Image Courtesy Saint Francis Tohlang Trend Talk Presentation 2015

Earlier this year, Plascon hosted one its #trendtalk sessions in Cape Town and one of the speakers at the event was Saint Francis Tohlang. Saint-Francis works as an independent trend analyst for various trend firms, both local and international, offering key insights into emerging market trends with an African focus. In 2013, he was selected as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, a plaudit for young global leaders and serves as the Deputy Curator for the Johannesburg hub.

At our event he spoke about “Intersections of Culture and Creativity: Cities and Young People” (Trends in the Creative Economies of Africa).

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Daniel Van Der Merwe

Image Courtesy Daniel Van Der Merwe

Image Courtesy Daniel Van Der Merwe

Daniel Van Der Merwe walked the audience through PPC Cement’s Imaginarium Awards, described as “an ambitious modern art and design awards programme aimed at promoting and supporting emerging creative talent in South Africa”.

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Peter Gordon

Women's Fashion Trends 2015, Image Courtesy Peter Gordon of Trend + Design Solutions

Women’s Fashion Trends 2015, Image Courtesy Peter Gordon of Trend + Design Solutions

Peter Gordon of Trend + Design Solutions spoke about Women’s Fashion Trends in 2015.

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Men’s Fashion Trends 2015, Image Courtesy Peter Gordon of Trend + Design Solutions

Men’s Fashion Trends 2015, Image Courtesy Peter Gordon of Trend + Design Solutions

Peter Gordon also spoke about Men’s Fashion Trends in 2015: It’s all graphic Afropolitan prints and outdoors-styled footwear for a man who oozes ruggedness and a sense of adventure.

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trendtalk#10: Invite and Speaker line-up

trendtalk#10 invite (Image Credits: Copper lights styling by Heather Nette King, Photo by Mike Baker, Copyright by Fairfax Media)

trendtalk#10 invite (Image Credits: Copper lights styling by Heather Nette King, Photo by Mike Baker, Copyright by Fairfax Media)

It’s that time of year again when we are gearing up for the first #trendtalk of 2015!

Date: 17 April 2015
Time: 15h30 until 17h00
Venue: Inner City Ideas Cartel, 71 Waterkant St, Cape Town CBD
Cost: Voluntary donation to Rock Girl design charity

The line-up of speakers will include some names that you’ll possibly recognise from previous #trendtalks, including:

So don’t miss this first session which will no doubt prove to be every bit as informative and interesting as those of 2013 and 2014!

Please remember that seating is unreserved, and do bring along a business card as there are two lucky draws for beautiful products from Church and Rafaeli!