Friday, April 1, 2016


I feel strongly about supporting local talent, which is why I like to dedicate most of my posts to those talented local designers and brands. My dad is a local menswear supplier of mens formal wear. Little did I know when I was growing up that seeing him deal with clients and come up with creative styles and designs for clothing, it would influence me so much.

When I was born my dad took a risk and followed his dream to pursue something he loved, clothing. This is the reason I feel so strongly about supporting local fashion businesses. My family wasn't doing well before my Dad started his business but the minute he pursued something he was passionate about everything started falling into place. He always says to me that I was the lucky charm, that everything started to go his way after I was born, I realise now that it wasn't luck but his hard work. I admire him and my brother who also works in the business just as I admire the many other individuals who make up the South African fashion industry.

One of whom is, Eleni, a talented designer from the brand Akedo. She has been someone who I wanted to feature on my blog for a while. She is a creative that isn't afraid to take a risk by designing arbitrary and beautiful designer clothing. Akedo showcased at the recent Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and I was highly impressed by every design in the collection,  the phrase "local is lekker," is the most fitting description.

To see more you can follow this direct link: Akedo

These are some of the unique garments from her collection which I found highly versatile, you'll see why below.

I wore the Akedo skirt in two ways:

  I also wore the Akedo dress in two ways:

Now to get ready for SA Fashion Week next week, I have some exciting give aways coming up during the week so keep your eyes peeled!

Photo's by: Layla Shaik Photography
Akedo social media: Instagram - @akedo_official

1 comment:

  1. This looks really good, thanks for the suggestions. I'm going to create a link to the blog I just started, Divas Have Curves.

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