So it’s Design Indaba kicks off today as I’m sure most of you already know. And like most people I won’t make it to the conference, those ticket prices are something else, and I’m slightly ashamed of the things I’ve done to try and get media accreditation, unsuccessfully. However, tickets for the Expo are 70 bucks, that’s well within my reach and attention span, and that’s where all the fashion is anyway. So here are the three things I’m looking forward to at the Design Indaba Expo.
FASHION SHOWS FASHION SHOWS FASHION SHOWS FASHION SHOWS FASHION SHOWS FASHION SHOWS FASHION SHOWS FASHION SHOWS
The Cape Town Fashion Council will be hosting fashion shows by the designers below at the Expo, the shows are free if you have the R70 Expo ticket.
When I’m not out partying or sitting on my laptop shitting all over this blog, I work at Visi magazine as Editor At Large, which is a dream job situation because I get to spend my days researching and writing about beautifully designed objects and the people who create them. So this year we as the Visi team will be taking turns manning the Visi stand, selling mags and meeting our readers. I’ll be at the stand on Friday, so come say hi, hangout, and buy a Visi.
MOST BEAUTIFUL OBJECT IN SOUTH AFRICA
This year I was invited along with 10 other cultural commentators/journalists to nominated my Most Beautiful Object in SA for the MBOISA award. I nominated a dress by one of my favourite designers Gavin Rajah. You actually have to see this dress up close, it’s something else. The dress is from his S/S 2013 collection and it was created out of leather pieces that were moulded into pebble shapes, then embroidered onto mesh by hand. The pebbles are placed to create a gradation of colour with rose gold blending into chocolate. The result is a more tactile leather with leather with depth and dimension. The garment is handmade and has been crated without seams in pure couture tradition. So please follow this link to see the other nominees and vote for your favourite because they really do represent some of the most awesome design ideas out here right now. Or you can just vote for the one I nominated because you know, validation is my kryptonite.