Monday 2 June 2014

Craig Port x JOYA Collaboration: Crafted Collar Pieces

On Sunday 25 May 2014, Craig Port showcased a collection of PORT and Miss Port looks at the Peace Table charity event in Cape Town. Gracing the runway for the first time were two striking necklaces designed in collaboration with Victoria Fenner of local jewelry brand JOYA.
Following on from a successful collaboration on accessories for the Craig Port SS13 ‘A Better Future Collection’ at MBFW Cape Town, Fenner has teamed up with Port brand once more. “After working so successfully last year, I jumped at the opportunity to join forces with the Miss Port team again”, exclaims Fenner.
In keeping with Craig’s WDC2014 ‘Year Of Design’ manifesto, the proudly Capetonian designer was keen for Kim Govaars, Creative Director of Miss Port and JOYA to produce a jewelry piece in celebration of Cape Town’s promise to ‘Live Design, Transform Life’.
The exciting fusion of design aesthetics resulted in two bold pieces that showcased international trends with a uniquely African point of view. Port took inspiration from their customers love for pared back luxury while Fenner was attracted to the statement necklace trend currently taking the fashion world by storm. Talented craftsman produced the necklaces in JOYA’s Cape Town workshop. Chunky gold chain was used in both designs with one boasting an oversized green agate stone and the other wrapped and embellished with onyx and black suede.
Unable to choose between the two striking necklaces, the collaborative team sent both down the runway at The Peace Table fashion show. The gorgeous Cindy Nel modeled one of the necklaces - much to the joy of the fashion crazy crowd.
The limited edition Miss Port / JOYA necklaces will be available for purchase directly from Fenner for R295 (Onyx and black suede chain necklace) and R350 (Agate stone chain necklace). For more information email:
PS: JOYA trains previously unemployed South African craftsmen in the art of making intricate jewellery and works with both the Hout Bay Women’s Co-operative and women within the Khayaletsha informal settlement on much needed skills development programs and employment opportunities.

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