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Puma Fashion Shoot

Puma Fashion Shoot

In celebration of Puma’s longstanding corroboration of African football, the global ‘sports lifestyle’ brand commissioned prominent New York artist Kehinde Wiley to create artworks in honour of the beautiful game and its African superstars. For our fashion section this season, one small seed constructed a shoot inspired by his art, featuring the Puma Africa Collection...

FlashBack | Just Swimmingly | Issue17

Photography: Johan Wilke Stylist: Justin Jurd & Bettina Louw Hair & Make-Up: Bianca Hartkopf Model: Betina Louw @ Faith Models Read the rest of issue 17: Open publication – Free publishing – More south africa Click here to view our #flashBack selection for September.

FlashBack | Of Cookies & Pretty Fish | Issue09

With dark flowing hair, looks to die for and style some would kill for, illustrator Miné Jonker must be the most gorgeous, multifaceted, self-confessed tomboy I have ever met. Finally (sigh of relief), an illustrator of the female kind. A rose amongst thorns, a veritable pearl amongst mussels… sorry boys. By Jenna Mervis Miné has...
Milfred Wild Girls

Milfred Wild Girls

Avant-garde creative Milfred du Toit not only starred in his debut role on the cover of Issue 17 of one small seed but also created the steamy summer spread ‘Discotheque Couture: Wild Young Things’ for our Wild Feature. Shot on a rainy Cape Town night, the shoot was all sexy women, slinky dresses and bubbling...
South Beach Fashion Shoot

South Beach Fashion Shoot

Issue 17 of one small seed – “The Wild Issue” dec/jan/feb 2009 – turned up the sun on its first fashion spread. Shot on location on the Sea Point Promenade in Cape Town, the blue skies and sweltering sun set the perfect mood for our slightly off-centre swimwear shoot. Length 05:10 (October 2009) South Beach...

#tbt 2009 | FlashBack | Lucky Dube an icon gone too soon | Issue #15

It is a testament to the spirit of his life and music that Lucky Dube will be remembered for decades to come for his massive contribution to the world of reggae and how he used its success to become a global mouthpiece for the struggle against Apartheid. Originally published in one small seed magazine, issue...
Chic Afrique

Chic Afrique

The London-based, Japanese and Scandinavian-influenced brand Inoue jetted in to Cape Town to shoot a fine art-meets-fashion story for their Autumn/Winter 2009 collection. From the streets of Gugs to the golden sands of Clifton, the story journeys between the disparate elements of South African culture. Length 04:43 Chic Afrique from one small seed on Vimeo....

Flashback | Mean Street | Issue14

Photography: Neil Roberts @ Infidels Styling: Ryan Forster Hair & Make-Up: Miriam Jochims @Infidels for Mac & Aveda Photographers Assistants: Danielle Klopper Models: Hannes @ Fusion Models Petra @ Zero Models Read the rest of issue 14 Open publication – Free publishing – More south africa Click here to view our #flashBack selection for September....
‘Faux Fabric(n)ation’ - fashion shoot

‘Faux Fabric(n)ation’ – fashion shoot

‘Faux Fabric(n)ation’ is an exploration of original and iconic fashion styles seen through modern eyes to create the main fashion feature for the latest edition of one small seed, the ‘Original Fake’ issue. Combining elements of The Clash, Edie Sedgwick, The Sex Pistols, Grace Jones and Blondie, our fashion team delved into some of the...

FlashBack | The Artist in Tim Biskup | Issue13

Tim Biskup’s dense, character-driven style is inspired by mid-century modern design infused with a healthy dose of punk rock energy. Since the mid-eighties, he has produced a constant stream of limited edition prints, clothing, toys, books and other publications. Long recognised for his complex colour and design theories and a decidedly populist aesthetic, Biskup has...

FlashBack | Johdel is… Happy to be here | Issue08

Read the right magazines, consume the right products, take note of TV adverts, participate in this culture, be yourself, be happy. Jon Monsoon discovers that Johdel is artspeak for ‘happy and illuminated illustrator’. Joh…Del. His work is truly everywhere – if you are aware in the right places. The 26-year old illustrator/designer from Jhb/Pta has...

FlashBack | Armchair Stand-Ups | Issue12

Stand-up comics: You get a few of them together in an online chat room, ask one straightforward question, and it all just spirals into irreverent bedlam. Sheesh! At least my initial suspicions have been confirmed – these people are all quite thoroughly cooked in the head. Dylan Culhane bears witness to the senselessness… Stand-up comedy...

FlashBack | Shunnoz Tekasala | Issue11

‘You might want to rethink the fashion angle. There’s not a whole lot happening up here’ or something along those lines was how I broke it to the editor. After four days of walking the streets of Luanda I hadn’t exactly seen any imminent catwalk sensations. ‘Knock-off Hip-Hop Athletique’ seemed to be the prevailing mode...
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