The dynamic design duo (see what I did there?) of Malcolm Kluk and Christiaan Gabriel Du Toit delivered a stunning show at the Randclub in JHB. In a word? SUMPTIOUS! ELLE Fashion Director Chris Viljoen had this to say about last night’s spectacle:
To the design duo this collection truly showed off what they love and thereby became a fashion adventure for them and for us. Christian and Malcolm love opulent fabric, which was seen throughout the collection, they love hunting for something special and unique, which was especially evident in the look below – the amazing Afghan embroidered fabric that Christian and Malcolm used was found covered in mud and in much need of regeneration and care. They also love to travel, hence the Indian and Chinese influences. And even though the collection portrays the designers’ loves, they still acknowledge and know their customer: she loves to dress up so this is, of course, taken into consideration when designing, they want to give her what she wants and loves, in a new and fresh way.
Before Christian and Malcolm even started designing they knew they wanted to show at The Rand Club. Inspired by the interior, they then designed the collection focusing on the luxurious and opulent surroundings, enhancing the entire fashion adventure and experience for all of us, the designers and their customers. As Malcolm said, “Clothing is something you wear every day, while fashion is about the experience”.
Some of my favourite looks… Behold: