INSPIRATION: Khioma

INSPIRATION: Khioma

The Hand That Feeds the Machine. The element that inspires me most about fashion - is its ability to transform. Apart from the very nature to nurture, protect & shelter the body, its the silhouette that acts as an instrument for the human spirit to move & dance in a material world. It is this which [...]

INSPIRATION: GKD

INSPIRATION: GKD

By Gadija Khan, Dec 15 Algamdulilaah, I have an amazing role model, my mom, Rashieda Abrahams. As a young lady, she worked for one of the country's biggest design houses, later starting her own CMT company. This is where I learnt about the textile industry from an early age. Besides watching my mom create masterpieces [...]

INSPIRATION: Phi Casa

By Aneeqah Stellenboom, Nov 15 A pivotal role player for my inspiration was by far my Grandmother. My Grandmother, Yasmin, or as she always say, Jasmine, has always played a major part in the reason for me choosing the industry that I have chosen to make my own. Being a women of elegance, compassion, creativity [...]

INSPIRATION: Human Image

By Ayshah Allie, Nov 15 A true inspiration, a woman who was the epitome of a royal entrepreneur, a woman who is indeed the monarch of our family. This woman would be my grandmother (Mama), fondly known as Aunty Patsy and formally known as Mrs Gadija Allie-Ebrahim. Growing up on the lush vineyards in Constantia, [...]

INSPIRATION: Crushland

By Shafeeqa Effendi Isaacs, Nov 15 My dad, Abubakar Effendi, encouraged and nurtured my creative spirit. I remember the endless supply of paper, crayons, paint and even more importantly, the praise and pride of my father. I think his praise and encouragement as a child was the most significant part of my creative foundation. My [...]

INSPIRATION: Hide

By Tarryn Abrahams, Nov 15 We have the luxury of being surrounded by so many artists in Cape Town, and so I think it was more drawing inspiration from various sources that drove me. There are so many bright, talented and ambitious people around me so I couldn't credit just one. Once I made the [...]