It is always thrilling to see KAMERS Makers go on to great heights. Last week two makers took to the runway at SA fashion Week SS17. Heart & Heritage‘s Lesley Whitter is no stranger to the SAFW scene, winning the Lufthansa 1st Best Collections Award for young designers in 2016. Lucy Mulima was a KAMERS/Makers Young Entrepreneur in 2016 and we couldn’t be prouder of seeing her make her runway debut with Aya Goods at SAFW.
Founder of Aya Goods, Lucy Mulima, is inspired by tradition and driven by contemporary design. Aya Goods sources fabrics from Africa, Aya uses African inspired wax-prints and traditional handwoven fabrics – she explores African cultural signifiers and their reproduction in the global contemporary landscape. This result is a label that is eclectic and a celebration of now. – SA Fashion Week
Lesley Whitter owns the beautiful store – Convoy – in The Bamboo Centre in Melville. Not only is she a brilliant designer, but she also has an understanding of the business of fashion, that has given her label a head start. Her ‘dress for flight’ collection earned her the first prize in the Lufthansa 1st Best Collections in March 2016. She makes her followers feel good about themselves and with a focus on wearability, unique details, comfort and flattering fits, Whitter aims to reflect the confident, independent and stylish women who wear her designs. Lesley treasures the beauty in the traditional process of crafting her collections from a single idea. – SA Fashion Week
Look out for Heart & Heritage at KAMERS/Makers Joburg 2017, 26-30 April. Find Aya Goods at the Joburg show as well as KAMERS/Makers Cape Town 2017, 24-28 May. Both makers are also showcased in the KAMERS Online Marketplace:
Photos & Videos: SA Fashion Week