DESIGNERS

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SCHEPPERHEYN is a contemporary Unisex fashion brand specialized in creating high quality products with a focus on detail and material uniqueness. Techniques such as embroidery, prints and textile manipulation in combination with strong shapes are at the core of the brand’s spirit. It’s a reconstruction of classical forms by providing them with new contexts and modern proportions, juxtapositioning the rough and refined. All products are born and made in Germany. After graduating with a Master’s degree in menswear from ArtEZ in Arnhem, the Netherlands, Verena Schepperheyn launched her own label in Berlin. The brand has won the Premium Young Designers Award 2016 for the best Menswear Label, has been one of the selected designers to show with NJAL at Who’s Next 2016 and has been nominated for the German Design Award 2016 and the WGSN Future Award 2016 in the category ‘Avery Dennison Emerging Brand’.

Recently we have opened our own store in Berlin.

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PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEK   (KLûK CGDT ) 

Fashion Editor Julia Müller

The KLûK CGDT brand is well known for the sophistication in design and fabrication and their uncompromising standards in service and quality. They produce 6 collections a year, which they sell through their boutiques in JHB, Cape Town and now Pretoria as well as trunkshows across Africa. They are equally well known for their bridal and couture gowns both locally and internationally and have won awards for their “Red Carpet Style”. Special consideration is taken for each bride individually.

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Adele Barbetta is the founder of the brand Adelbel, combines high-end fashion manufacturing of the precious Italian craftsmanships, with an extensive range of exquisite fabrics and precise details.

She grew up in her family fashion factory where she learnt and absorbed all the beauty of the artisan techniques as an important heritage to create effortless luxury. She spent her 20-plus years collaborating as product manager for many mainstream brands and designers.This experience let her explore the strength of a timeless perspective based on minimalistic shapes all vibrant in Adelbel womenswear collection. She has a natural affinity and love for precious crystals and stones that give her energy and inspiration to all her works. She splits her time between Italy and Paris, where, she says: “I can appreciate tradition though I’m not controlled by it. I like to explore the world of fashion, arts and galleries and when I go around I’m always fascinated by details”.

Adelbel reflects a sense of timeless and relaxed elegance focusing on fine jersey and woven fabrics with a comfortable fit also in knitted garments.Each piece is carefully crafted to achieve an ideal volume and balance.The brand is fully conceived and produced in Italy. Its mission is to support high-end fashion manufacturing thanks to the skillful and precious Italian craftsmanships.


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DZHUS is a conceptual womenswear brand launched in 2010 by Ukrainian designer and stylist Irina Dzhus. Avant-garde yet utilitarian, DZHUS is known for innovative cut, multifunctional transformer garments and austere industrial aesthetics. Inspired by the complex structure of the ambient, Irina Dzhus generates unique experimental constructions.The brand’s ideology stands for consciousness and humanity. Ethically manufactured using cruelty-free materials, all DZHUS products are vegetarian-friendly. Short-listed for the International Woolmark Prize in 2015, DZHUS present their collections during Ukrainian Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week.DZHUS clothing is stocked at concept stores in the USA, Austria, Japan, China, Australia, UAE and Saudi Arabia, and sold online worldwide.

The brand’s customer is a nonconformist intellectual in search of the perfect shell for her distinctive inner world. DZHUS has been featured in the top international press including Vogue, Dazed&Confused, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Elle, Elle Decoration, Cosmopolitan, L’Officiel, Dezeen.com and more, as well as a wide range of independent magazines.DZHUS SS19 line is dedicated to the process of apparel manufacturing, celebrating the technological aspect in all its peculiarity. Constructed using experimental patternmaking techniques, the designs offer radical transformations, making the garments extremely adaptive to their wearers’ preferences and changing circumstances: trousers are modified into a jacket almost instantly, a bag can be worn as either a top or a skirt, and a voluminous hood vanishes once flatly folded.


The use of fabrics and finishes plays up the ‘in progress’ condition of the garments, which designer Irina Dzhus has always found the most enrapturing stage of creation. Inspired with the genuineness and imperfection of mock-ups and prototypes, DZHUS SS19 pieces feature exaggeratedly structured details, exposed seams and threads, whereas some of the textiles resemble crumpled paper.Traditionally, DZHUS have combined avant-garde approach to design with uncompromising quality, wearability and comfort.