“We attempt to break the mirror to show a different beauty through the multiple facets of a broken mirror. Our use of differently abled models on the New York Fashion Week runway, as well as models of different shapes, heights and skin complexions, was all an attempt to help the general public to find beauty from a different perspective. What you see is not always what you get. We already have started this message in our “Insecta Mirabilis” couture collection showcased during AltaRoma (Rome Fashion Week) the previous year by using the most feared insects (tarantulas, mosquitoes, etc.) and to show how beautiful they are in colours and details when you take a closer look.”
The collection consists of extraordinary materials: custom-dyed double-knit Italian Wool, custom-dyed hand-knitted South African baby Mohair, Springbok Game Leather (South African Antelope Leather, a non endangered species) and South African ostrich feathers. Different Silks were used for their particularities: Satin, Chiffon, Organza, Georgette and Crêpe. The trims include Swarovski Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearls, Swarovski Crystals and Springbok Leather buttons.
The special details of the collection and silhouette manifest themselves through a figure-hugging look, broad shoulders accentuate by “crater” sleeves, body contouring panels with stitching and round necklines. With unique digital prints, cutout embroidery in Wool and Leather, and handmade Leather accessories (belts and bolero) all made locally in South Africa, the collection has a strong African identity with European flair.
This is a beautiful collection perfectly fitted for the cold winters of Aspen or St Moritz, with stunning Silk and Leather pieces appropriate for the distinctive woman.
The concept of our Autumn/Winter ’15 collection takes its inspiration from the performances of stage conjurers who use smoke and mirrors to trick their audience.