Every year since 1998 Fashion Week has hosted a competition called, The New Talent Search. The competition aims to give young designers a platform to showcase their work to the public and the retail industry in South Africa. Designers that are now front runners in the country such as Black Coffee, Ella Buter, David Tlale and more all came throughout the New Talent search competition. We were incredibly excited to have been selected as one of the 6 finalists from over 80 entries to take part in the competition.
Our Autumn/Winter 2018 collection is called 'The Dream Weaver' and we focused on using natural woven fabrics and created dreamy pieces with macrame knots. My goal was to stick to the brands routes by creating timeless and tailored modern pieces juxtaposed with vintage crafts.
We collaborated with local brand Mary Jean Jewelry, who created geometric brass jewelry inspired by our vision for the collection. Matsidiso shoes supplied us with beautiful crafted leather shoes.