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Meet the designers and brands featured in ASA’s breathtaking fashion editorial.
Proudly Cape Town-based and manufactured women’s wear brand, the Shana label is coveted and sought after for its feminine style and alluring and luxurious textures.
Shana’s hands-on and dedicated team notably understands not only the the appeal, but also the importance of wearing clothes to enhance one’s personality and natural beauty as well as the expression of self through garments. The Shana collections remain timeless, elegant and sophisticated with a subtly sexy edge, providing the perfect pieces to make getting dressed an exciting experience.
Each range is based on small quantities, with many garments remaining exclusive and enviable one-offs. The Shana boutique, situated in Cape Town’s trendy Kloof street, provides an intimate environment for customers to experience both the garments and the luxurious textiles. Also offering bespoke bridal and special-occasion wear, as well as a selection of elegant off-the-rack evening wear.
Made By Nayo
Made by Nayo, aka mBn, was created by fashion designer Nayo who began her journey in fashion in 2014, designing and sewing under the careful guidance and instruction of her talented mother. Just a few years later, Nayo enrolled at leading SA fashion school FEDISA, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design in 2018.
The mBn journey began as a humble and small brand with a loyal clientele of close friends and word-of-mouth followers who knew and loved the designs. In 2018 Nayo boldly expanded her business, offering mBn collections to the online community.
Today mBn is a proudly South African brand with every stitch and hem handmade in Cape Town. Mbn is inspired by women, made by women, for women and devoted to creating exceptional and authentic designs for every occasion. The ethos is about allowing women to stand out, feel powerful and express their individuality.
Fabiani is one of South Africa’s premier destinations for sophisticated luxury menswear. Established in 1978, the brand has a passionate devotion to Italian-inspired design and tailoring as well as unique detailing, superior fabrication and bold colours.
Originally focused on selling high-quality suiting, the successive addition of luxe casual wear, shoes and accessories ensures that a complete menswear offering is now available to customers.
Seasonal collections consist of a combination of fashion-forward and basic essential pieces with a pop of colour, allowing the Fabiani man to possess a wardrobe that is slightly quirky but still stylish, sophisticated and versatile.
The Fabiani Collection is sold exclusively through its online store and at store locations across South Africa. Fabiani also offers a selection of sought-after international brands including G-Star RAW, Happy Socks and fragrances from Comme des Garçons Parfums, which complement its seasonal in-house collections.
Kirsten Goss Jewellery
Kirsten Goss studied a BA Fine Art with Jewellery Design and Gemmology at the University of Stellenbosch. Attention to detail and unusual use of materials and form, are the pillars of the KG company ethos. Opening its doors in London 18 years ago and subsequently opening four shops in South Africa, the collections are made by an in-house team of goldsmiths, using a variety of unusual gemstones and fine materials. KG specialises in limited-edition, one-off pieces that are modern, sophisticated and fashion-forward.
KG’s dedicated clientele both locally and internationally includes celebrity fans such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Milla Jovovich, Helena Bonham-Carter and Miranda Kerr. The company has won numerous awards including ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the SA Business Awards in London in 2014, ‘Most Beautiful Object‘ In South Africa at Design Indaba 2012 and Kirsten Goss was named one of the 100 ‘World Class South Africans’ by City Press in 2017.
Never one to follow the status quo, Crystal Birch decided to skip the conventional “apparel design” route and go straight to the top, i.e. hats.
The maverick milliner, whose irreverent designs and interpretations of classic hats have become sought after and beloved adornments on the heads of South Africa’s fashion-conscious, studied fashion design at Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion in Stellenbosch. She spent time in London, honing her skill under the fortuitous guidance of Noel Stewart and Piers Atkinson, arguably two of Europe’s finest talents in the art of millinery.
With humble beginnings selling from a stall at the Old Biscuit Mill market to now taking over the 84-year-old manufacturing company Parisian Milliners in Cape Town, the talented Crystal Birch creates hats for both men and women. Each style is unique and personal with its own charm and character.
O.S Man Tailor Made
Every man needs a tailor and O.S Man Tailor Made is part of the new wave of bespoke outfitters aiming to revive the lost art and pleasure of handmade clothing.
Founded by Omar Osman in 2012, with locations in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Durban, O.S Man Tailor Made is an expression of their own desire to respect age-old traditions while adding a gently subversive new detail. The look and feel often harks back to the golden age of bespoke gentleman’s wear while being constructed entirely around the wearer’s needs and requirements.
With an extensive range of fabric at all of its stores — over 10 000 different choices in suiting, shirting and denim — customers are able to indulge their every wardrobe fancy. With fabrics imported from Europe’s largest mills, the quality of the fabric of your suit and shirt will match the excellent artisanal craftsmanship and bespoke experience of O.S Man Tailor Made.
Luxury Time launched in late 2004, initially offering for sale only unworn, brand name watches at discounted prices. More recently Luxury Time has expanded by accepting trades and offering pre-owned watches as well, providing customers with a pleasant shopping experience while maintaining great prices and exemplary service.
Over the years, Luxury Time has earned recognition as an honest and dependable watch dealer among discerning timepiece-loving men and women, and is well-known as one of the most trusted online sources for discounted brand name watches in South Africa.
With an extensive offering of luxury timepieces, including many of the world’s most iconic brands the likes of IWC, Cartier, Omega, Longines, Breitling, Rolex and Tag Heuer, consider Luxury Time SA horology heaven online.
Words | Neil Doveton @mrdoveton
Editor | Nikki Temkin @NikkiTemkin
Production | ASA Digital Pty Ltd
Creative Director | Reynold Agge
Photographer | Migal Van As @migalvanas
Models | Zana Sibobosi Monique Holtzhauzen Ella Brauer Deon Van Zyl
Dog | Speedo
Stylist | HOD Carissa Bosman Assistant Justin Craythorne
Hair & Makeup | HOD The Makeup Touch Assistant Elscha Tintinger
Assistants | Wilke Hamman Hein Badenhorst Francois Malan
Shot on location at The Stellenbosch Flying Club