HEAD SUZAAN HEYNS
Dressing: Toya Delazy and Reason
Suzaan Heyns’ luxury boutique in Jozi’s stylish Melrose Arch is a bit of a haven for some of the city’s most fashion-savvy ladies. The Suzaan Heyns brand can best be described as having an architectural sentiment and a feminine twist, with concepts derived from avant-garde ideals and classic silhouettes. When the brand was launched in 2009 it was named the most creative range at the African Fashion Awards and this year Suzaan was named the Most Stylish Designer at the 16th Annual South African Style Awards.
HEAD GERT-JOHAN COETZEE
The flamboyant but eminently likeable Gert-Johan Coetzee is currently a firm favourite on the celebrity scene. Since receiving an award as SA’s most promising designer in 2006 Gert-Johan has continued to grow his vibrant young brand both on and off the ramp, a resolution which has won him the title South African Designer of the Year in 2010. His clothes are edgy, yet elegant and sophisticated, aimed at the woman who truly wants to stand out from the crowd.
HEAD DAVID TLALE
Dressing: Zonke and Kabomo
David Tlale has showcased his luxurious creations on catwalks around the world, including at the Labo Ethnik show in Paris, a showcase in Vienna, a show at Fashion Business Angola, Swahili Fashion Week, Mozambique Fashion Week and a showcase presentation at the South African Consulate in Manhattan last February that The Huffington Post called “sumptuous elegance.” Tlale has partnered and collaborated with influential brands such as Volvo SA, Luella Shoes, Anglo Platinum, Cellini, and the Edcon group’s Legit Division, for which he launched a diffusion line titled “Van Der Tlale” which is stocked in more than 180 Legit stores in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.
HEAD TSOTETSI K.L.
Dressing: the Album of the Year Nominees performers
Khothatso Laurence Tsotetsi studied fashion at the Tshwane University of Technology and interned with Clive Rundle in his final year, and he made his mark on the fashion world when he was chosen to showcase his work in the African Fashion International's (AFI) Fastrack Programme at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Johannesburg last year. His work has been featured in publications such as Marieclaire, Drum and True Love magazine and he was named a young designer to watch out for by iFashion. This February Khothatso showed a collection in the Africa Fashion International Joburg Fashion Week Next-generation under the mentorship of David Tlale.
HEAD TZVI KARP
Dressing: Proverb, Sfiso Ncwane, and Khaya
Designer Tzvi Karp, who calls himself a “fashion existentialist”, completed his studies in fashion design at LISOF in Johannesburg in 2011 and showcased his graduation collection at the 2012 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week as part of the African Fashion International's (AFI) Fastrack Programme. He went on showcase successful seasonal collections at SA Fashion Week 2012 and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2013, catching the attention of magazine publications such as Elle, Marie Claire, Voila, Drum and Grazia. Tzvi attributes his conceptual designs to his eccentricity and his intensely curious nature, not to mention his strong opinions, stronger personality, and an anarchistic approach to the contemporary creative direction.
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