Thursday, 25 September 2014

KLUK CGDT, TOWER OF STYLE

It was a night of glitz and glamour when the designing due, Malcolm Kluk and Christaan Gabriel du Toit, opened their new flagship store in Bree Street, Cape Town. The renovation was carefully planned and now consists of a tower of style, covering a mega three storey building, and with a dedicated wedding dress section! They collaborated with the well established Dutch brand, Vlisco, whose fabric needs no introduction on the African continent, and launched a collection of printed garments that leave you in awe. You can take a sneak peak of the Othelia collection at www.spree.co.za if you wish to tantalize your stylish taste buds and perk up your closet with some really eye catching prints!
 
The new store embodies elegance with a dashing style, and the opening night took place in conjunction with Cape Town Fashion Week and in collaboration with Vlisco. The store was playfully decorated with helium filled balloons floating around and Moroccan inspired Fez clad waiters seducing attendants with sweets trays filled with Lamingtons and delectable offerings. Models took a static position, wearing multiple prints, and the scenery was reminiscent of  Studio 54 in a 70's like atmosphere.  With a free flow of Belvedere Vodka cocktails being served, guests remained hydrated..... until the wee hours of the night of course!
 
The new atelier can be visited at 43 to 45 Bree Street, Cape Town. The studio was abuzz with well heeled fashionistas and media members, lavishly entertained and awed in the creative splendour of the new store and the most recent collection using Dutch wax fabric.
 
The beauty of this house of grandeur is that they produce garments between sizes 30 to 40, allowing those with a little buxom to also flaunt it around. What's not to like about this local design duo?
 
Proudly South African, home grown talent..... I spotted style authoritarian, and Elle South Africa's editor, Jackie Burger rubbing shoulders with other guests, wearing a Vlisco print trench.....