Co-founders, Alice and Olivia are children of Africa and have been wrapped in its mesmerising fabrics since birth. Having met whilst studying Fashion Design in Cape Town, the pair were inspired to start Lalesso after traveling to the remote Island of Lamu in the North of Kenya where the coastal Swahili women adorn the khanga cloth with captivating vibrancy and grace.
Fashion Illustrator. London based
“Illustrating and documenting style and culture, on trips of wanderlust”
Collaborating with brands and leading creatives to create
illustrations and content.
Since graduating from her MA at Central St. Martin’s London, Caroline has
worked as an illustrator for clients all over the world. After fifteen years
of calling the big smoke home, she decided to leave her comfort zone,
and instead opt for a life of adventures and living in new cities.
Caroline is at her happiest with her sketchbook, camera and some upcoming adventures.
She exhibits internationally, and galleries across Europe sell her work.
She now divides her time between her first home London.
And Cape Town for just the worst of Winter months.
Only returning to explore a new part of Europe
when the Sun has returned, and the clocks have moved forward.
Summer 2017 involves trips with her sketchbook to Paris, South of France,
Lisbon and Italy. Along with exhibitions in London and Paris.
Select clients include : Rankin, Condé Nast, Creative Review,
Benefit Cosmetics, Marc Jacobs, Sephora and Fortnum & Masons
Water is a precious commodity. And here in South Africa the supply is already scarce and under intense growing pressure. So now felt like a good time to raise further awareness on this, so we can look at how we now need to adapt our daily ways, in order to treat water with respect.
This collection for 'Temple of Reason' takes its visual cues from the natural world, from areas where there is little of this natural resource.
I researched foliage, fauna and ocean life - exploring what survives when water is limited, and how nature adapts. I created a series of sketches and expressive marks which were then developed into a range of patterns.
It was wonderful working with the girls, and learning about the process and watching my work come to life in this new format.
A percentage of profits sold from this collection will be donated to http://www.playpumps.co.za/.
MIKE SHERMAN IS A MULTIDISCIPLINARY YOUNG CREATIVE FROM CAPE TOWN OFFERING A FOCUSED YET VERSATILE SKILL SET. HE HAS A GREAT LOVE FOR THE OUTDOORS, TRAVEL AND HEAVY METAL. SURVIVOR OF NATURAL DISASTERS, AND TIGHT DEADLINES.
WAVES FOR CHANGE – CHANGING LIVES, ONE WAVE AT A TIME
MIKE SHERMAN HAS CHOSEN TO SUPPORT THIS INCREDIBLE INITIATIVE, WHERE A PERCENTAGE OF PROFITS FROM
HIS COLLECTION WILL BE DONATED TOWARDS THIS WORTHY CAUSE.
W4C PROVIDES A CHILD-FRIENDLY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE TO AT-RISK YOUTH LIVING IN UNSTABLE COMMUNITIES.
THROUGH ACCESS TO SAFE SPACES, CARING MENTORS, AND A PROVISION OF WEEKLY SURF THERAPY SESSIONS,
W4C GIVES CHILDREN SKILLS TO COPE WITH STRESS, REGULATE BEHAVIOUR, BUILD HEALING RELATIONSHIPS, AND
MAKE POSITIVE LIFE CHOICES.ND AFRICA.
Tara Deacon is a South African Designer and Illustrator , who originally trained as an Industrial and Product Designer at the University of Johannesburg.
After an unforeseen and rather sporadic move to The Netherlands, followed by Berlin, Germany, she found herself doodling, sketching and painting more than ever before. Spending hours behind a laptop in auto cad or Photoshop began to inspire her to return to a more tactile medium of paints and paper.
The weird and wonderfulness of nature, flowers and plants is a theme she often explores in her illustrations. Her memories as a child playing in the garden and planting flowers with her mother evoke a sense of nostalgia, naivety and sensitivity ( and a fun and silly element)) in her hand illustrations. Her favorite mediums to work in are watercolor, gouache and ink.
She has worked in the field of Furniture design, graphic design, print Illustration, textile design and advertising.
Her dream job would be to collaborate with her sister , A Preschool teacher living in New York, to write and Illustrate a children's book and get her foot in the door of publication and editorial illustration
She is currently based in Berlin, Germany but often daydreams of the vast open dry plains and smell after a summer thunderstorm in her home town of Pretoria.
Second Chances is a Non Profit Organisation that creates sustainable social uplifment in the form of employment, sobriety, education and sponsorships.
#SecondChances highlights the daily struggles of unemployment, addiction, hopelessness and the cycle of abuse. It reminds us that our circumstances need not be permanent, but that with a helping hand, perseverance and hard work, people can successfully get their second chance.
BLANDAT was founded in 2013 by Dutch designer Debby van der Veer-Boer, a graduate of KABK in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Through the years, Debby has used her talents in a range of different working environments, from television to graphic design & illustration. Working in the clothing industry brought experience with design, production & marketing.
After moving to Johannesburg with her family in 2012, she decided to start her own label. This is where all the disciplines that Debby had come to master throughout the years came together and blended as one. With BLANDAT she decided to create a small print orientated brand that is based in South Africa.
BLANDAT is the Swedish word used to describe a mix of materials, colours and techniques. Literally translated, it means ‘mixed’ in all its ways. This term represents the essence of the brand; the prints are characterised by hand drawn illustrations with the always-visible pencil strokes, combined with many textures.
Designs are often about playing with contrasts and meanings. The graphics frequently hold a hidden meaning. They are a place where nice and nasty come together. Then again, some designs are purely aesthetical and graphical. Textures found on the street, in nature, patterns of daily life, mixed together to become BLANDAT.
The illustrations are drawn by hand, inspired by Africa, crafts and the textures of everyday life. In every print whether it is an art print or an all-over print, the pencil is the start.
Orange Babies South Africa is part of the Dutch Orange Babies Charitable Foundation, organized around a single purpose – to transform the lives of women and children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa. The ultimate hope is to help achieve an HIV-free generation. Since 1999 Orange Babies has translated this hope into saving thousands of lives. They have also assisted in drastically improving the quality of life for scores of others. This has been achieved by partnering with, and providing financial support to, carefully selected organisations in South Africa, Namibia, and Zambia that directly assist the most vulnerable communities in these countries.