Bryan Ramkilawam with Adrian Lazarus at the Bokeh Fashion Film Fesitval Press Launch. Image credited to: Christo Oberholser

Bokeh Fashion Film Festival

Bokeh Fashion Film Festival

Fashion and Film will come together at the Bokeh Fashion Film Festival taking place 5 to 7 June. The CTFC is a proud sponsor of the event showcasing the best in Fashion Films.

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Interview with Sioban from WGSN

siobanWhat did you think of the Design Indaba?
It was my first visit to Design Indaba and I came away really inspired by the work and ideas on show. The expo was a great showcase for home-grown, African design.

Do you know what the word Indaba means?
Yes I do – I googled it before I left London.

Did you learn any South African words?
Indaba! I’d like to learn more Zulu words as it seems like a beautiful language. Oh and ‘Lekker’

Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?
I’d say I’m actually both – depending on my mood.

What 3 words would you use to describe South African design?
Eclectic, textural and bold

What are some South African trends that you picked up on?
We noticed chevrons and triangles coming through as a strong direction for surface patterns, also, cut-out designs, fretwork and slot together open-structures.

Did you get a tan while you were in South Africa?
No – I didn’t get to spend much time in the sun. We had a really busy schedule!

What is your impression of South African fashion?
There are a lot of bright young companies and individuals working with traditional African patterns and materials, creating fresh looks for a global, contemporary market.

Do you consider yourself more of a trendsetter or a trend follower?
I would have to be a trend forecaster…which is both

How was Robin’s driving?
Terrifying!  …not really, is was excellent.

Do you have a message for the CTFC?
I’m really looking forward to seeing what you have in store for the next Design Indaba!

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