Archive for category: Trends | Fashion | Design

/ Oct 31, 2016 12:30 AM

Local artisan bets on leather for quality and sustainable development | KMAK Creations

On October 20, 2014, Kevin Kriek – a Franco-South African designer and creative based in Port Elizabeth – disembarked from his training as a leathersmith after working in the luxury retail industry in Paris. He had one thing in mind that day – a vision to revive the interest in quality craftsmanship and sustainable local development by providing exceptional tailor-made leather pieces to a discerning clientèle. KMAK Creations was born. “The potential of KMAK is far beyond what I could ever have imagined,” says Kevin when we asked about the company’s future. “As I grow the company, I aim to [&hellip

/ Feb 10, 2015 12:30 AM

Max Mara Winter 2015 Fashion.

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 11h00, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek Art meets fashion when Max Mara showcases its elegant 2015 winter classics in the magnificent gardens of Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek on Saturday, 28 March. The simplicity of the Estate’s Cape Dutch architecture amidst contemporary artworks and the warm autumn hues of surrounding vineyards, make Grande Provence the perfect setting for the effortless elegance and timeless modern design of top Italian fashion house, Max Mara. This is the perfect opportunity for fashionistas wanting to add an iconic, masterfully tailored Max Mara coat of the finest cashmere [&hellip

/ Aug 7, 2014 12:30 AM

Vanessa G London launches the SS15 collection ‘MY AFRICA’ at Pure London.

London UK, 3 August 2014: Promising a riot of colour as art and fashion collide together, Vanessa G London launches the SS15 collection, ‘MY AFRICA’, to buyers at Pure London this weekend, with the “Art’Outure” creations of luxury Womens’ Ready-to-Wear pieces and accessories.  The collection’s unique prints and patterns, set against vivid colours, are inspired by three endearing themes; Isisuka, a Zulu word meaning ‘Source’  representing Africa as the cradle all humankind and lending African symbolisms to the patterns and prints of the collection; Bhabhatane, a Xhosa word meaning “Butterfly” symbolizing Africa as a myriad of cultures and traditions,  evident [&hellip

/ Oct 1, 2013 7:44 AM

Jackie Zulich – adding sparkle to the Diamond Industry.

Jackie Zulich has had a love of diamonds all her life – you could say it’s in her blood. Ever since she was a little girl, she’s had a fascination with these sparkly precious stones, and its no surprise, since her father has been dealing in diamonds for most of his life. When most girls played outside with mud and rocks growing up, Jackie played with gold and diamonds.  After Jackie completed her Masters Degree in Global Management at Regents University in London, with a thesis on Women Entrepreneurship in South Africa, she found herself landing up in the diamond [&hellip

/ Aug 6, 2013 3:42 AM

Duncan Stevens Jewellery – Unique & Simply Perfect.

Duncan Stevens Jewellery – Cape Town-based jewellery designer, is one of the most talented, leading South African artists. ”His love affair with gemstones and jewellery blossomed from an early age, spending hours collecting polished pebbles off the playground at school and learning simple beading techniques from the women working for his mother at the tender age of 5.” Duncan Stevens Jewellery is unique and innovative and it’s created to make a statement.  “the jewellery thing … is something I LOVED doing, making pieces here and there, not really caring about making money from it.” says Duncan.  In 2013 he continues to explore [&hellip

/ Jun 11, 2013 12:30 AM

SITU – Diamonds with a Difference | Cape Town, South Africa

Jewellery brand combines old techniques with new to form an unlikely partnership of sticks and stones. Situ introduces a new collection inspired by Russian Suprematist paintings and diamonds in their raw, unpolished state. The Situ Story South African jewellery designers Ida Elsje and Philippa Green and architect Gregory Katz joined forces in 2003 to create Situ, a brand inspired by a jeweller’s precision and the experimental, form-giving spirit of an architect. Taken from the Latin in-situ meaning ‘set-in-place’, the brand has pioneered a time consuming and complicated technique for setting jewellery in a polymer resin. Conventional metal settings detract from [&hellip

/ May 16, 2013 12:30 AM

Laloo Jewelry – contemporary styles with a ‘traditional’ medium | Cape Town

Laloo Jewelry, from Cape Town based designer Jeannie Elliott, features limited edition pieces combining a Texas affinity for gemstones with the rich beadweaving traditions of South Africa. The jewelry features gems and glass woven into organic and ornate pieces, handmade with meticulous attention to detail. Laloo has been featured in Elle, Oprah and Sarie magazines in South Africa. Conceptually, the jewelry engages with notions of space, time and culture, deconstructing and re-imagining ‘modern’ adornment by creating contemporary styles with a ‘traditional’ medium. To find out more visit: W: or simply follow on Facebook or Twitter. Images Courtesy of Laloo [&hellip

/ May 8, 2013 12:30 AM

Ela Cindoruk & Nazan Pak – contemporary jewelry design in Turkey.

Based in Istanbul, Ela Cindoruk & Nazan Pak are one of the pioneers of contemporary jewelry design in Turkey. In 1989 they started their studio and in 1993 established the ‘elacindoruknazanpak’ gallery to showcase their designs and collections. The use of new materials and techniques along with the new interpretations of traditional techniques are prominent factors in the jewelry of Ela Cindoruk & Nazan Pak. Gold, silver, enamel, pearls, precious and semi-precious stones as well as titanium, niobium, paper and epoxy resin are main materials used in their designs. Recipients of Red Dot Design Award 2012 and Elle Style Award [&hellip

/ Jan 15, 2013 10:06 AM

ANDY POP by Fein Fein Studio – change color of jewellery every day | Poland

ANDY POP. is created by Polish designers Maria Kuboszek and Tomasz Wozniak {Fein Fein Studio}. Silver, with it’s unique structure and features, is their major source of creative inspiration and explorations. Working with jewellery and discussing concepts, has led the team to the idea of interactive jewellery, which everyone can form on it’s own, which central element, color, is exchangeable to correspond with person’s mood and spontaneous desire of everyday change.   “While thinking about how to easily change a color of silver rings, we have discovered seemingly trivial combination, well known to everyone: plasticine, fluo tone, better then the one [&hellip

/ Oct 10, 2012 6:00 AM

Schwarzie Designs, bringing jewellery and illustration to the mix.

Schwarzie Designs is fuelled by the creative passion and energy of two sisters, Astrid {Graphic Designer & Illustrator} and Karen Emma {Jewellery Designer & Illustrator}. Together they believe design is a way of life: it is play at work. Their creative illustrations stem from a platform of honesty that exists for a specific purpose: to remind, encourage and uplift. To find out more we asked Sisters couple of questions: Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where in the world are you and what do you do? Schwarzie is a Sister made brand. Together we thrive from telling stories through [&hellip