After a careful consideration, a panel of international fashion specialists has announced the successful candidates in the second South African Fashion Week (SAFW) Cape Wools SA Designer Challenge.
For ladies wear, Carina Louw and Natasha Jaume of Erre stood out, and Keith Henning and Jody Paulsen of AKJP Collective took the prize for menswear.
ERRE is a local brand that aims to give women a sense of power through the way they dress. It is stylish, wearable, feminine, style-savvy, sophisticated and designed for the successful multifaceted woman.
Stunning: a white bathing suit with cape by ERRE. Picture: Instagram.
The Pretoria-based design duo, Carina Louw, and Natasha Jaume showed their first Collection at SAFW in 2013. Their brand has since become a household name in the Creative Fashion Design Industry.
"We believe that when clothing is beautifully made and timeless, it will never be thrown away."
AKJP Collective was born out of the “Adriaan Kuiters + Jody Paulsen” collaboration between Adriaan Kuiters’ designer, Keith Henning, and artist Jody Paulsen.
Swag: looking styling in AKJP Collective. Picture: Instagram.
The Cape Town brand is known for its artful contemporary twist on classic and utilitarian menswear signature.
Both brands, AKJP and ERRE will showcase their collections for two seasons at SA Fashion Week, presenting a Winter and Summer collection respectively.
They will also get the opportunity to attend the “Making It In Textiles” Conference in Bradford in the UK, during October, with flights and accommodation fully paid for.