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Announcing the arrival of Aldo Martins

Just in time for the upcoming autumn season, Colourbox is thrilled to announce the arrival of an exciting new range from groundbreaking fashion house, Aldo Martins.


Tracing its humble origins all the way back to Barcelona in the 1970s, Aldo Martins is a strikingly innovative knitwear brand that beautifully embodies the bohemian spirit of its birthplace in Catalonia.

Every item of clothing created by this boundary-pushing brand is an unmistakably vivid expression of the daring culture from which it originates. With each piece bursting in boldly kaleidoscopic prints and exhibiting unexpected one-of- a-kind designs, the truly unique clothes produced by the forward-thinking brand that is Aldo Martins, act as ideal complements to the audacious lifestyle of the modern fashion lover who is, above all else, authentically herself and unafraid to live her truth.

"each piece bursting in boldly kaleidoscopic prints and exhibiting unexpected one-of- a-kind designs"

The newest collection launched by Aldo Martins, entitled Vent Del Nord (or North Wind in English) draws inspiration from an eclectic mix of sources; including the tribal patterning of Native American textiles and the distinct lines and shapes of military uniforms from days of old. By employing these powerful elements, the Vent Del Nord range has the exhilarating capacity to carry you breathlessly on a journey through the imagination, a voyage of discovery and a harking back to bygone eras.


Every feature within this new collection weaves a brave and almost mystical tale, one that so eloquently describes the adventurous, free-spirited individual for whom Aldo Martins creations are most fitting.

Imbued in rich colours and boasting impeccable jacquard designs, the Vent Del Nord collection offers a wide range of garments of varying knitwear styles.

Though each piece of Aldo Martins attire evokes impressions of far-flung locales and exotic designs, you can now get these wearable works of art online, right here in South Africa, on the Colourbox online store.


Top Holiday Destinations to Escape Winter

As the wintry chill sets in, most of us in South Africa are likely to spend our days in blissful reverie dreaming about jetting off to some idyllic destination in order to escape winter.

While there may be many reasons why you think you can’t enjoy a holiday and escape winter (shout out to a fluctuating currency), it is indeed, most certainly possible (and easier than you think) to escape winter and revel in some time away from the cold weather.

The fact is that we live in a beautiful country, filled with amazing places to visit all year round. So if you’re fighting the freeze in Jo’burg, Cape Town or any other cold city, there are a host of warmer local travel options for you to choose from. There are also of course many destinations abroad that are both accessible to and affordable for most South Africans.

Here are our top holiday destinations (both local and abroad) to help you escape winter:

KZN North and South Coasts:

Ask any local where the warmest parts of South Africa are in winter and they’ll most likely say somewhere along the KZN coastline. From St Lucia and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (a UNESCO world heritage site) in the north down to Port Edward in the south, the KZN coastline is dotted with a variety of towns, resorts and attractions to entice any sun-seeking traveler.

With the warm Indian ocean hugging the coastline, and far less humidity in the winter months, you’ll undoubtedly be strutting your stuff in summer swimwear on a beach, alongside a lagoon or by a swimming pool. 

Augrabies and the Orange River:

An often-overlooked region of our country is the Northern Cape. Predominantly a semi-arid region, this province often experiences summer highs of over 40° but in winter, temperatures generally hover around the lower 20s. As such, this is an ideal area to visit to enjoy some warmer winter weather; warm enough even to don on your new sandals.


One of the absolute highlights of any time spent in the Northern Cape would have to include a trip to the Orange River and the Augrabies National Park, which centres around the stunning Augrabies falls.

Indian Ocean Islands

If tropical paradise is what you’re after, it’s good to know that within only a few hours’ flying time, you can reach one of the many Indian Ocean islands on South Africa’s doorstep..

And because local low cost airlines now fly to both Mauritius and Zanzibar, there’s never been a better time to whip out the passport and pack that bag with your best summer/holiday wear. 

Zohara Tights


Tights, a winter and autumn staple - a quick go-to when the temperature drops and they never run out of style. But be weary of the Ugly Betty syndrome of mix matched ensembles...

Zohara, a fashionable tights brand, will help you through all seasons, not just the colder days. Read on for tips on how to style your Zohara tights:

Complementary coordination

Get navy tights and pair with the colour oatmeal for an office friendly though still slightly quirky result.

Pop of colour

Don’t be afraid to try eye popping colours, like fuchsia; this electric bright hue is fun and when offset by black it becomes more sophisticated and less Ugly Betty.

Pull a colour from your outfit

Try taking a colour from your outfit and create a statement that feels elegant and rich, brown and rust is always a fabulous combination.

Fun and funky

Patterned tights are a tricky but a funky new trend, always pair patterned tights with solid coloured tops or dresses.

Bold and brazen

Rock your favourite shorts in winter with tights, pair them with casual sneakers or ankle boots.

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