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 fit for those that love to catch the eyes of passer- bys. Many pieces while a little more relaxed and reflected a very Duro Olowu feel (such as the piece above where Rundle creatively threw various textures and prints together into wearable art as I would call it). The soft chiffons manipulated by various techniques and paired alongside heavy prints was very effective in my eyes. The colour palette was extremely wide and Rundle – regardless of so many clashing elements- managed to tie everything together very nicely for a consistent collection overall.
Clive Rundle, born in Zimbabwe went on to grow up in South Africa where he studied fashion in Johannesburg. He defines himself as a constructionist rather than a fashion designer because of the intricate structures as the essence of his designs. The inherent structuring of his patterns can be interpreted in many ways, frugal, avant-garde, classical, elaborate or contemporary. His language is the language of beauty through meticulous use of form, line, colour and texture.
C+C is the distillation of Clive Rundle and Christopher Malo. The intention is to incubate and develop talent, a vision which will come to it’s fruition in the launch of their ready to wear range this season. C+C is a label that is embodied locally yet thinks globally to bring raw talent to the South African marketplace via inspired partnerships. The inaugural partnership behind this collection is Clive & Chris.
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