Thursday, August 28, 2008

Black Coffee

We were desparate to show you the Black Coffee show, so please excuse the quality of the pics, but they were taken from front row by the ELLE fashion team, because we are completely in love with this collection!
Jacques says the collection all started with some Mozambican fabric with a geometric print, which led to experimentation with geometry and repetition. The overall idea was a modern African aesthetic.
ELLE loved the origami , and how the folded repetition of the African fabric formed it's own new pattern. We loved the engineered sculpting of the ribbon which had a skeletal effect. Black Coffee was able to transport us into their vision of what is contemporary with African spirit, uniquely South African.
Some of these dresses took 6 days to make and have over 100 metres of ribbon!


Zanele said...

jacques is a genius - beautifully crafted clothes. i must own one!

St.jane said...

Must say I was not so in love with this Black Coffee range. Jacques has moved away from his signature look and became more African - why? As one of SA better known labels, this range looked more like a creative version of a Stoned Cherrie range and not the "industrial design" fashion designer he is known for.