In a mix or print and colour, we had an inspiring day shooting this dynamic editorial for Lucy’s Magazine, that had a fusion feel. African met sporty with Masai print jumpsuits by Shakalulu, beautiful knits by Maxhosa by Laduma and Chuulap, and finished off with beautiful graphic earrings from Lorne. Anyon Marial showed us her magic and dynamism, adding a unique personality to every shot. For more check out starting on page 42 of Lucy’s Magazine Vol. 37.
Photographer: Jacobus Snyman
Stylist: Lyal Seba
Hair & Makeup: Richard Wilkinson
Model: Anyon Marial
With structural cityscape elements as our shoot backdrop, we woke up to a particularly misty morning in Greenpoint. After a bit of waiting around for the mist to lift we decided to start shooting with a white sky. After the initial weather hesitation everything seemed to fall nicely in sync, with even the unanticipated cloud cover from the foreshore working in our favour.
We took an all round minimalist approach to each element of the shoot. The styling consisted of contemporary clean cut lines and structured garments offset against textural stone and grey flyover walls and architecture. Neutral garment shades with accents of blush pink and metallics added a strong femininity to the story. Jen kept the hair beautifully loose and free flowing, with strong brows and a perfect highlighted complexion to enhance Jeanni’s natural beauty. Lesca matched all the looks perfectly to each location producing a beautiful end product.
And Voi la! View our full story in the latest issue of A Fashion Friend here.
Model: Jeanni // Boss
Photographer: Lesca Lea
Styling: Lyal Seba // Sixlove
Hair & Makeup: Jen Fechter // Gloss
Whether you’re into it or not, this season is all over surface texture. Whether it’s Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere or Spring in the south, both seasons are displaying an equal obsession with an explosion of surface detailing. Gucci brought it in with retro glam appeal through their SS’16 campaign last year, and carried it through to their Garden capsule range with hypnotic snake and plant appliques. Zara is all over the badged and embroidered bombers for Spring, whilst H&M launched their Studio Autumn ’16 Collection that’s all about lavish beadwork, embroidery and grunge chained surfaces.
Not just restricted to denim jackets, bombers and jeans, the use of embroidery, fringes, badges, beadwork and brooches are also adorning handbags as a massive trend lead by the Gucci SS’16 collection into fall. Shoe and hat trends have followed suit. This tactile trend celebrates the melting point of subcultures and textures just in time for Spring festival season, in a true high street spirit.
Above 2 images : Gucci Garden Capsule Collection ’16
Zara Spring ’16
Zara Fall Winter 2015-’16 Grunge lookbook
Gucci Fall ’16 Collection
H&M Studio A/W ’16 collection
H&M Studio A/W ’16 collection
Gucci Fall ’16 Collection
Zara Spring ’16 patch bomber
Gucci SS’16 Collection
I absolutely love the successful Esprit #Imperfect campaign that’s been going on for a few seasons. The campaign showcases quirky and unique models in fun poses being themselves. It celebrates that our imperfections are what actually make us cool, resulting in them not really being imperfections at all.
So I was very stoked to be asked to do the incidentals product styling off the back of this massive campaign setup. With music blasting, models dancing and acting crazy on different coloured sets and us shooting the catalogue products in the background, this was one of the most fun , energetic shoots of the season. Check out the Spring ’16 catalogue at http://www.esprit.com/imperfect/lookbook/.
Joining the likes of Topshop, Zara and River Island, H&M has landed on Cape Town shores. The much anticipated (and long anticipated) arrival of H&M has been welcomed by a glitzy double storey flagship store in the Waterfront. The Waterfront has been bustling with unusually high volumes of human traffic since the official opening on 17 October, so I’ve steered away from all the commotion until today. The store boasts an upstairs and downstairs floor, the one ladieswear and other menswear, including an activewear, kids and accessories department amongst others. Just in time for summer, H&M is yet another addition to the Waterfront’s choice of A list stores.
This Spring our cool friend denim is making appearances in the form of dresses, boilersuits, dungarees and denim on denim combos. Basically all in one denim or double denim is the way to go to make a street style statement. If you’re eager for a run down of the different denim looks at New York Fashion Week and on the streets of #NYFW2015 keep your eyes peeled for our next blog post.
Clockwise from top right: Country Road Spring Summer 2015 campaign | boildersuit, Cotton On | Stella McCartney SS’15 | Country Road SS’15 campaign | Fendi SS’15.
Fringes and Tassels have an amazing way of adding texture and movement to an outfit. My recent purchase of a Country Road tassel bag (pictured on my moodboard) is one of my best purchases yet, adding texture and interest to minimal outfits. On the catwalk for Spring/Summer 2015 Etro and Fendi stood out, with amazing surface texture and surface design, using laser cutting, applique’ and Native American/ethnic surface detailing to add interest and a free spirited bohemian feel to their collections.
Clockwise from top right: leather tassel jacket, ZARA | leather fringe bag, Country Road & Ethnic fringe poncho, Topshop | Fendi Spring Summer 2015 range | Etro Spring Summer 2015 range.