25 February 2015

Salon 58 and PICHULIK joined efforts to celebrate the disposition of seven astonishing South African women. Jackie Burger,  Anet Pienaar Vosloo, Mellissa Muringani, Lindiwe Suttle, Juanita Daniel, Doreen de Waal and Jenna Bruwer are the women whose individuality served as inspiration for the collaboration.  A hallmark of Pichulik’s designs is her ability to bring the sacred and the meaningful to ornamentation. Similarly, photographer Kristin-Lee Moolman referenced religious iconography to create the series of bold portraits exhibited at the Salon 58.
A woman’s clothing and accessories reveal a lot about her and we conceptualized these portraits to tell their stories in a bold new way. Earrings are extremely intimate, more so than other types of jewellery, as they gently brush the neck. They frame the face and it was an honour to be able to create designs for such bold, brave and beautiful faces
This collaboration is the latest in a series of firsts for Pichulik this year. In January she was named as a finalist in Vogue Italia’s Scouting for Africa project. This was followed by an invitation to appear in the Marie Claire #MCNaked 2015 issue (out now) in support of Blow The Whistle, an initiative that campaigns against rape.  


17 February 2015

I am always fascinated by the resurgence of minimalism, particularly taking into account that the trend never went away completely; however Lukhanyo Mdingi's AW15 collection redefines the nature of minimalism we have often encountered. Cleped "Macramé", the collection plays around with the use of different textures and fabrication yet maintaining the minimal aesthetic that’s based on creating strong and distinct pieces we have came to know. The range also draws influences from the Arabic knotting technique. 

Photography: Travys OwenStyling: Gabrielle Kannemeyer, Grooming: Amori Birch, Model: Daniel Phahlamohlake.

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