Thursday 21 August 2014

Introducing Weixelbaumer Design

Inimitable vision through bespoke design

Established in 1980, Weixelbaumer Design was founded by architect Klaus Weixelbaumer and interior designer Kathrin Weixelbaumer. A family run business, the team also includes daughter Klaudia who acts as both designer and project manager. Based in Cape Town, the studio specialises in commercial and residential interiors both locally and abroad, championing the creation of personalised décor of the highest standard.
Bespoke Above All
 “The vision for our company is very clear. To work with exciting clients and help them achieve their design dream,” Kathrin explained when asked about the company’s distinctive ethos. Drawing inspiration from their clients’ passions, Kathrin and Klaudia aim to transform every space into an outward reflection of the client’s personality. Rather than referencing global trends, the duo prefers to adopt an organic and natural creative process driven by a unique aesthetic point of view. “We don’t do ‘off the shelf’ decor. We align with artists in the field in order to create interiors that cannot be repeated, with regards to intricate detailing and design,” added Klaudia.
A Family Affair
Klaudia grew up surrounded by all things design. “I always felt hugely lucky growing up with this creativity and inspiration around me,” she said.  This naturally steered a path to design school, studying at Design Time School of Interior Design in Cape Town before moving to London to establish her career.  “When Weixelbaumer Design was appointed to carry out the refurbishment of the Cape Grace Hotel, I decided to come home and be a part of this project. I couldn't miss out on that!” she exclaimed.
Working as a tight knit family unit has enabled Kathrin and Klaudia to tune in to one another fully both personally and professionally. Since embarking on this journey, the duo has grown closer than ever, feeding off the abundance of creative energy and enthusiasm. “When working with family you are quite often on the same page and the joys and celebrations are maximised. It empowers you to take more risk, giving the client more bang for their buck” Kathrin added.
A Diverse Portfolio
The Weixelbaumer Design portfolio includes a diverse mix of residential and commercial projects ranging from private homes to hospitality giants like the Cape Grace Hotel. From high-end clientele to design on a shoestring, Kathrin and Klaudia strive to exceed expectations one creative journey at a time.  Exceptionally focused and entirely dedicated, the team is excited to see what the future has in store for their vibrant design business.
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Tuesday 19 August 2014

Menswear Street Brand Publik Trust is Inspired by the Jungle Hues of South Africa

Publik Trust was founded in 2012 by Demetrius Tatum and Shawn Solomon. The company is taking the fashion world by storm with their dope pieces. Their latest collection was inspired by the Jungle Hues of South Africa and includes twill pants, jackets, sweaters, woven and accessories and more which is built around an African safari theme.
It’s amazing to see how our lovely country has inspired the creatives at Publik Trust to develop this dope line! Have a look at some of the pictures from their collection.

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Source: Publik Trust

Thursday 14 August 2014

Fabiani x The Fabiani Cafe x MBFWCT 2014 x Spring/Summer 2015

The clatter of cups and saucers, whistling of steam and an intoxicating scent of freshly ground coffee beans fill the air. A high shine marble bar counter holds up perched elbows boasting an array of rolled up sleeves, coloured cuffs and classic timepieces. Voices steadily rise above the buzz of scooters humming past the crowded entrance.  Patrons spill out onto the piazza outside, a vision of slim blazers and tailored shirts in bright neon’s and quintessential white, royal blue and red.

The barista shouts above a wave of gesturing hands, signalling the arrival of two steaming espressos. Sweptback heads and bearded faces look up as a sea of floral prints glide across the room narrowly missing waiters as they skip from table to table delivering drinks. Soft luxurious cottons and crisp clean Poplins populate the space with touches of Cotton Sateen prevalent in suiting. Woven details add surface texture and bold bursts of ocean blue reminiscent of the glistening Mediterranean add a sense of calm to the chaos.

The heat of summer adds to the sparkling ambience and perfectly matches the patrons’ ruggedly elegant attire. Narrow leg trousers allow for a glimpse of olive skinned ankles with overstated cuffed hems that show off burnished monk straps. In an ode to nonchalant style, the last buckle is always left unfastened. Outside the sound of leather soles rings across the lively piazza and handcrafted lace up derbies, tassel loafers, gladiator sandals and drivers move like a wave across the cobbled sidewalks.

A summer breeze, flowing down from the Tuscan hills, flaps upturned collars of vibrant Polo’s and blows wisps of hair across chiselled faces. Pocket hankies and printed ties add a touch of eccentric humour whilst fashion fedoras perch nonchalantly on nodding heads. This is the world of The Fabiani Café  - style since 1978.

The Fabiani Collection is exclusively available at Fabiani stores.
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Image Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo 

Wednesday 13 August 2014

Women Crush Wednesday: Candice Swanepoel

We came across these stunning pictures of Candice Swanepoel and had to share! She is our first Women Crush Wednesday!

Have a look at the pictures below and let us know what you think!

Monday 11 August 2014

Ruald Rheeder x MBFWCT 2014 x Spring Summer 2015 Collection

Ruald Rheeder is one of South Africa’s most successful designers. His show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2014  (MBFWCT) was one of the most anticipated shows for fashion week this year. His collection consisted out of both menswear and women’s wear garments. The collection followed a pastel colour palette with sophisticated floral prints and included printed suits, jumpsuits, gingham shirts, dresses as well as swimwear. Have a look at some of the garments from his collection below:

Ruald Rheeder is available from YDE stores.

Image Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo 

Thursday 7 August 2014

Dope Street Style at #MBFWCT 2014

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town (MBFWCT) Spring/Summer 2015 took place at the Cape Town Convention Centre from 24 July 2014 – 26 July 2014.  People who went to go see the shows dressed to the nines! Here are a few of our street style favourites:

Image Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo