Have you heard of Jane Elizabeth Kotze?



Jane Elizabeth Kotze is a third year fashion design student at the Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion in Cape Town, South Africa. This collection, Jane's final contribution to her fashion design education is dare we say, inspired, beautiful and well beyond what one would expect from a grad student.

Taking old tablecloths and doilies from her grandmother and mother (who never throw anything out) and combining it with vintage fabrications from second-hand store, Greensleeves, Jane tells a tale of modern nostalgia and the optimism of childhood.

By using reclaimed fabrics there is a unique quality to her collection, a quirky tone and it speaks volumes about the designer's tactile nature and the design process. I imagine the challenges presented by working with the fabric she had, mixing it together and making it work was a great preparatory step for a new designer.

We know we are not stepping out on a tight rope by saying this, but Jane is definitely one to watch. We expect to see and hear much much much more from this wildly talented young lass!









Photographer: Theunis Stofberg, Assistant: Marilize Uys, Model: Ane Strydom, Hair: Natasha at Mince, Location: Mad about Junk, Somerset West

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2 comments:

  1. Every single one of these outfits is gorgeous. That's some magical layering.

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  2. I know! I think its amazing that this is her grad collection! Imagine her work in 5 years! So much potential!

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