We attended SA Menswear week and once again, the fashion designers did not dissapoint!
The key trends varied from sheers, to sheen, to assymetry, just to mention a few! Catch the full story I did for Bizcommunity below:
Designers showcased an exciting blend of prints varying from African, Greek, abstract and geometric, clashed with stripes and ombre at the recent SA Menswear Week SS19…
So as you know, my clothing brand is called ‘Calista’. It means ‘she who is most beautiful’. Every piece designed to delicately compliment your frame and to make you feel feminine and sophisticated.
Full flare skirts were ‘Marilyn’s dream, and this one is in the iconic magazine cover print!
Add a bit of an edge with a grungy biker and fitted top or even a corset!!
Viva le Diva!!
Photography – Donny_photos
Skirt – Calista Clothing by Meagan Duckitt
Make – Up – Sanet Soffer Make Up
Headpiece – nicobosch.com
When I was in matric/Grade 12, I had the most amazing idea of a design which my dressmaker at the time became quite excite about. She explained how she would add extra details and fabrics, to give my ‘catsuit’ (early 90’s term for jumpsuit) the extra lift I wanted.
Boy was I excited! Needless to say, it ended up looking a bit like a clown outfit.
This further sparked my determination to be a great designer, someone who puts my clients needs first; who is honest about expectation VS achieveability, and level of skill and experience. The most heartbreaking thing is to deliver a *disaster* to a teen, who is already struggling with self esteem, peer pressure, the guilt of matric dance costs, and of course, the daunting further study, and matric exams.
Thank goodness that somehow 95% of my customers were always over the moon, with the occasional difficult, spoilt teen who wanted the ‘Ellie Saab’ couture dress at a cost of $10….heehehhe
No, I do not only design white matric dance dresses, heeheee, these were just the popular colour for the season at the time. 🙂
The moment when you handover the completed dress, or when she fits for the first time, or even when you see his face as she walks down the isle, reminds you how all the time, attention to detail and effort is absolutely worth your while!
I can say without a doubt…..I love what I do!
This summer, the sheer ‘Ballerina’ trend is probably the biggest allround. I decided to show it off in a beautiful, whimsical style instead of the layered urban looks we see so often.
I designed an empire maxi with an angel sleeve which could provide some arm coverage, if you need it!
The empire lengthens your torso…
And when layered over a tonal (similar colour) dress, it softens the look.
Try yours with a shorter dress as an option to the maxi and slightly show off your legs!
Dress – Calista Clothing – order @ email@example.com
Photo – Damian Jagjivan photography
Nails – Flawlessnailsandbeauty
Dress – Calista Clothing by Meagan Duckitt