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Category Archives: Biographies

Eki Orleans

 Hazel Aggrey-Orleans, the aspiring new designer behind Eki Orleans, prides herself on her elegant and intricate patterns. These reflect her colourful memories growing up as a child in the buzzing city of Lagos, Nigeria and her German roots.     The Eki Orleans philosophy is about fusing vibrant prints with the delicate texture of silk. …

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Distinctive Man

 Distinctive Man wear provides immaculate bespoke tailoring according to your specifications. The process begins with you and the creative facilitator, where you as the quality savvy client describe your &#39distinctive&#39 character and the facilitator translates that into a design.     You choose the fabrication, style, detail and finishes that will represent you and define…

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Dax Martin

The Dax Martin swimwear brand was started in 2003. Although many of the designs have been featured in and on the covers of South African fashion magazines, very few of the general public know that it is being designed and produced in Durban South Africa. Early in 2003 Dax imported one of the first seamless…

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David Tlale

Over the five years since he launched his brand, award-winning designer David Tlale has proven that he is indeed a design force with creations that go far beyond expectations.   The year 2008 was a fruitful one for the brand; a year in which Tlale was voted the most stylish person at the annual South…

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Danielle Margaux

Danielle Margaux, a Cape Town based fashion house, offers a high-fashion, clothing design and manufacture service focused towards satisfying the sartorial needs of individual customers. Clients seeking classic garments with a modern feel are offered the luxury of having clothing designed and cut to exact specifications. This service includes the creation of such in-demand items…

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Colleen Eitzen

Colleen has always had a knack for drawing and a love of art history but it is clothing with its variety of fabrics and rich colour spectrums that really remains her first love.     Her customer-centric approach to design and experience in retail as part owner of The Space, has kept her firmly in touch…

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Clive Rundle

This collection in some aspects can be compared to the scenario of a woman running out of her burning house and throwing on every piece of clothing she can find to save it from the destructive flames. This is not a bad thing, but it shows that this was one eclectic, vibrant and excessive collection…

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Claire Mckenzie

After matriculating, Claire Mackensie studied Fashion Design and Garment Construction in Pietermaritzburg before becoming a self-employed clothing designer, mainly focusing on occasion wear. She then travelled to London and gained a lot of experience working for a design company that focused on costumes for film and theatre. On her return to South Africa, she worked…

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