Sandiso was right. The august copy of ELLE Magazine SA is EVERYTHING!!! Entitled the ICONIC Issue and featuring Nigerian born supermodel Oluchi Orlandi on the cover (Refilwe Boikanyo’s first cover story –WHOOP!). The mag has been stationed atop my bedside pedestal ever since it hit the shelves and I have been up until crazy hours of the morning, paging through it, marvelling at the relatable articles and some fierce fashions –specifically the leading shoot photographed by Justin Polkey and styled by Poppy Evans, ELLE’s Fashion Director, where the lanky model/ entrepreneur is dressed stunning threads and of course, items from Black Coffee’s Spring Summer 2013 collection appropriately titled IMPRINT. As I paged through page 49 to 53 of this definite collector’s item, I remembered that first day of South African Fashion Week mid April this year, when the Jacques van der Watt’s show opened with illustrious Vintage Crew dancers @Fakamatah and @Litchi_Ninjaa_ sprinkling sunshine yellow flower petals all over the runway leading way for leggy models to showcase a collection made up of delicate mesh fabrics as a basis, some adorned with geographically shaped leather and vinyl appliqué and some with silk trimmings. I really thought that I was never going to write about this collection because it I just wanted to everything about that evening to dwell in my head and heart, demonstrating the greatly appreciated consistency of the fashion house. Not only did this issue of Elle “out” the fuzzy feelings from that show, it reminded me o the many reasons why I always assert that Black Coffee’s DNA as authentically South African, taking into consideration Jacques’ ability to juxtapose traditional ideology alongside a thoroughly modern approach and resulting in quality fashions beyond average imagination. I have been “outed” and it is such a pretty world out here!