Coenraad de Mol passed away on Tuesday, May 19. Picture: Instagram.
Coenraad de Mol passed away on Tuesday, May 19. Picture: Instagram.

PICS: Celebrating the life of late SA designer Coenraad de Mol

By Lifestyle Reporter Time of article published May 20, 2020

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A dark cloud has covered the South African fashion industry after learning that renowned designer Coenraad de Mol has passed away. 

De Mol passed away on Tuesday, May 19. He was the founder of De Mil, a gender-neutral fashion brand that was established in 1997. 

The director of the South African Fashion Week (SAFW), Lucilla Booyzen said the passing of de Mol left the local fashion industry devastated. 

“Coenraad was a highly gifted and knowledgeable industry leader who derived great joy from the creative process which he expressed in his cutting-edge De Mil menswear label which was most recently seen at the Cape Wools and Mohair SA Designer Challenge show at SA Fashion Week in October 2019.

"He was a perfectionist,  exceptionally generous with his expertise and took great delight in his role as design and production technology tutor of SAFW’s 21 Steps to Retail Designer Programme”, said Booyzen.

To celebrate the life of this game-changer in the South African fashion industry, we take a look at some of his best creations.

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From last seasons show stopper to what we have on the runway tonight, we look forward to seeing you here. #Fashion #style #design #fashiondesigner #fashionlabel #denderneutral #genderfluid #nonbinary #original #freedom #liberate #demilclothing #blackandwhite #demil #grey #SouthAfricanFashion #BandW #SouthAfrcia #Joburg #safw

A post shared by De Mil clothing(@demilclothing) on Apr 14, 2018 at 9:19am PDT

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#demilclothing #SAFW #AW2020 #mohairsa #capewoolssa #wraptknitwear #genderneutralfashion #eunicedriverphotography #greyandgreen #naturalfibres #purefiber #1920sfashion

A post shared by De Mil clothing(@demilclothing) on Jan 11, 2020 at 10:38pm PST

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#demilclothing #SAfashionweek #AW2020 #capewoolssa #mohairsa #sandtoncityrooftop #purefiber #sustainablefashion #handweaving #greyongrey #wraptknitwear #genderneutralfashion #eunicedriverphotography

A post shared by De Mil clothing(@demilclothing) on Mar 3, 2020 at 2:10pm PST

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@demilclothing #SS19 #SAFW #safashionweek #sandtoncityrooftop #dungarees #pinkandblack #genderneutral #notjustalabeldesigner #blacksheep #egjewellery #eunicedriverphotography

A post shared by De Mil clothing(@demilclothing) on Jun 28, 2019 at 9:02pm PDT

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We want to thank everyone that came to support us at #SS19 #SAFW #safashionweek Collection Thank you so much for #egjewellery amazing work and dedication . Big thank you for #eunicedriverphotography for the amazing images. #demilclothing #genderneutral

A post shared by De Mil clothing(@demilclothing) on Apr 7, 2019 at 1:25am PDT

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