I mean yes, we cannot deny that those cities have set the bar for the industry – whether it be fashion, music, photography etc but if there is one thing we can take away from 2016 it is that Port Elizabeth or furthermore the Eastern Cape as a whole should not be underestimated.
I recently attended a fashion show in Jeffery’s Bay for a brand that prides itself on the notion of Living Original – to authentically and wholeheartedly embrace your heritage and who you are as an individual.
“Khoi Kulcha exists as a brand and business to celebrate and give some sort of identity to a community of people that has been forgotten by far too many for far too long in South Africa and to promote originality. We encourage all religions , cultures, races, and tongues to be proud of who they are and where they come from.”
Each garment looks as though it tells a story, the wearer/customer’s personality shines right through. That’s what it is meant to be, who you are and what you represent should be evident in how you dress – living original.
In its intimacy, the fashion show taught me that it wasn’t only about the showcasing of clothing but a means of building a community – bringing people together, creating a family.
The future holds nothing but extraordinary things for a brand with such a beautiful message
& a huge round of applause to Rochey Walters, Dorianne Syce and the team for the amazing work they do.
stay beautiful, stay blessed
-Amanda Klaas xx