New Local Fashion Design Stockists

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Three different retail destinations showcasing the most creative local work in South Africa.

AJKP

A concept store in Cape Town brought to you by designers Adriaan Kuiters and Jody Paulsen that showcases local SA design at its best.

Designers

Clothing: AKJP, Hannah Lavery, W35T, SELFI, Mille Collines, Pichulik, ALC Man and Another menswear.

Bags & Accessories: Thalia Strates, Project Dyad, House of Gozdawa, FEAT socks and Mat Blanc.

Jewellery: Steffany Roup, Pichulik and Cason Henning.

How has consumer reaction towards SA designers changed in the past five years?

Consumers are starting to support local design. They expect international quality and service. And consumers and designers are looking within their own country for local products and authentic inspiration.

Photos by: Jacklyn Kawana

Do you stock a diverse style or try and keep it more uniform?

AKJP Collective curates the brands and the space, that’s why they work so well together. All the designers have their own unique style, yet all have similarities that tie them together. Designers strive for modern clean lines, simplistic silhouettes, interesting colours and prints. Quality fabric and materials are used. The same applies to our leather bags. Regarding  jewellery, quality materials and stones are used and the designers strive to make unique, modern pieceswww.adriaankuiters.com

Now Showing (The Space)

Housing some of the most creative South African fashion designers and ever-changing homeware. The Space celebrates individual style.

Designers

Leigh Schubert, Colleen Eitzen and Amanda Laird Cherry.

How has consumer reaction towards SA designers changed in the past five years?

The changing dynamic of the fashion industry has forced consumers to seek low cost, flexibility, quality, speed to market and transparency. Designers have been forced to change their strategies as consumers become more conscious of how they are spending their money and what they are spending it on. Consumers are looking for diversity in design and construction detailing. They follow trends, but also value key items that have more longevity; that can be worn for more than one season. Consumers are expecting designers and retailers to be more transparent in terms of how their organisation operates, who works for them and what their Fair Trade policy is.

Photos by: Jacklyn Kawana

Which designers are the most popular and why?

We’ve only been in existence for about four weeks now in Cape Town, so we’ve not yet established which brands are more popular. We’re still getting to know our shoppers and their shopping habits.

Do you stock a diverse style or try and keep it more uniform?

Each designer is quite diverse in their own way. I think all three of our ladieswear designers have a very specific and unique style. www.thespace.co.za

Bo-op Collective

A collective of Cape Town’s top fashion designers offering you a retail destination of quality, innovation and creativity.

Designers

Ballo, Grandt Mason, Stockton Goods, Sealand Gear, Charlie H, Shine Shine, Forecast, Chapel, Good Good Good and Anna Rosholt .

How has consumer reaction towards SA designers changed in the past five years?

Local and international customers are increasingly interested in supporting local business. I believe this is for environmental and economic reasons. With this increased support, local designers have been given time to refine their products and many of our designers are now exporting to international markets.

Photos by: Jacklyn Kawana

Which designers are the most popular and why?

Ballo, Sealand and Stockton Goods have been our best performing brands. We believe this is due to their  high quality and unique product offering. The strong ethical and sustainable ethos of Ballo and Sealand also makes them attractive. They both use recycled and upcycled materials in their products. www.bo-op.com

 




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