A BESPOKE FASHION, GRAPHIC AND SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANY
OUR DESIGN MENU
With over 25 years of experience in the ever-changing industry of retail fashion, let us be your design partner. We create fashion storyboards, mood boards and concept design for our customers. Additionally, we provide technical packs, technical drawings, seasonal reports, and fashion forecasting.
Bespoke graphic services include company branding, logos, invitations, "save the date" stationery, calendars, complete fabric prints, placement prints, swing tags, label design, infographics, adverts, magazine layouts. If you can think of it, we can create it! We now offer precision cutting options on various materials to our clients
Social Media Creation
Managing your socials is the heartbeat of any small business - it is the roadmap to successfully lead your social media presence. We love to create dynamic digital presence with meaningful content and advertising, that result in consistent traffic for the customer. Whether you have an existing profile, or are starting from scratch, we are here to help.
We offer Professionally edited portfolio updates, head shots and lifestyle photos to models, Influences, Entrepreneurs, Executives, Corporates and individuals.
New in business, or experienced, everybody needs a good head shot that shows you for YOU. We also offer Client Product Photography. We love working with our clients and their brands to come up with unique photos.
Shopify web site creation
Let us expand your product and brand awareness in the marketplace. We create visually exciting websites that allow shoppers to browse and buy with ease. We are on hand to set up your site, create content and enable a seamless shopping experience for your customer. We won’t abandon you after providing our stellar service. Red hot Blue offer one on one skills transfer and training for individuals at your request. Or, let us maintain your site on your behalf, on a monthly or annual basis option.
cape union mart
UBUNTU TRADIONAL BALMS
shaun tomson (USA)
big talk entertainment
SA CROSSING (Canada)
the cookie factory
catch 22 RESTAURANT
HOUSE COUTURE DESIGN
“Mandy is colour in a black and white world! She brings a fresh and amazing perspective to all the projects that she has been involved in.
She delivers fast and her content and design is of excellent quality. Her know how and go to attitude helped design and deliver an incredibly beautiful and functional website as well as an awesome social media presence and strategy. For all things design, Mandy is my go to!”
Red Hot Blue Design Concepts was established in 2008. Our operation runs from our offices in Milnerton, Cape Town. Collectively we have a deep passion to share our extensive experience with other brands, and small business owners to empower them to reach their potential. The services we offer center around creativity that is uniquely created for any environment that requires a little something different.
“Why be the same as everyone else?”
From retro, fashion beginnings.
In 2008, Red Hot Blue launched our 1950’s vintage inspired clothing and accessory labels. ‘Miss Happ’ for Ladies, and ‘Boot Hill’ for Men. To date we are the only Rockabilly Pin-up brands manufactured locally in South Africa.
In September 2015 Red Hot Blue opened ‘Retrospective’, a retail fashion outlet in Long Street Cape Town. Retrospective offers the full Pin-Up experience, from Rockabilly clothing and shoes, expertly done makeup and hair styling, to a themed photo shoot.
Red Hot Blue has showcased at SAFW, Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Festival (USA) as well as many local markets, events and conventions across South Africa. Mandy has been featured on the Top Billing show (SABC) Dag Breek (SABC3) and Die Skatties (Kyk Net TV), and published media across the world, both persoanlly and with Red Hot Blue Design concepts.
Our products and brand have been sold into stores as far as Japan, Australia, USA and Canada.
If you are interested in stocking any of our products at wholesale level, please do contact us for more information.
She is our industrious, extraordinary Creative Director with a proven record of success in bringing customer visions to life. Not only does she have vast experience in the design and fashion industry, but is a Pin-Up and Rockabilly ambassador, who has graced many retro magazine-covers and publications over the years.
Mandy is extremely passionate about any project she embarks on, which has resulted in her having international recognition as an industry professional. With almost three decades of experience, Mandy has successfully collaborated and worked with some of the most well-respected clothing companies, manufacturers, and fashion retailers.
With twenty-one years’ experience in Financial Management at a Senior corporate level, Murray made the decision to follow his passion to empower SME businesses.
With his extensive knowledge and financial expertise, Murray not only manages Red Hot Blue finances’, but also consults to other businesses.
His primary focus is to help companies reach financial compliance, create healthy business growth and ultimately achieve great success.
Press & Media
Join Mandy in her latest industry feature on the Apparel Report Podcast as she speaks about everything from navigating Covid lockdowns, curving out her niche, to making a difference as a Woman in Business.
Find out what she has learned from her successes and failures, what she is doing to level up her game, and how the Apparel Report can help you succeed in business too!
Red Hot Blue's clothing labels, products and owners have been featured in numerous magazines, TV Shows, Newspapers, blogs, Podcasts and Fashion Shows both locally here in South Africa, and Internationally.
Step back in time
Retrospective is a vibe, not just a retail store. We take you back to an era when rock’n’roll was born, cars were pink, and the Hop was the place to be on a Friday night. The era of pomade, big hair, juke boxes, milkshakes at the Diner, big skirts in vibrant colours and shirts that made you look ‘swell’.
We believe in sourcing and recreating fashion inspired by the 1940, 1950’s and early 60s. We sell Ladies and Men’s clothing, Accessories, Hair and Beauty products, Retro, Vintage, and Rockabilly items.
“Ridiculously efficient’ is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Mandy. I was particularly impressed by Mandy's ability to handle even the toughest clients and deadlines—effortlessly, and seemed to come perfectly naturally to her. Mandy always made sure everyone left with a smile while always maintaining professional standards.”
Let's work together.
We are passionate about working with our clients to create a unique product suited to their needs. Contact us to see how we can work together.