Anna Raimondo Presents: DESIGNER TRUNK SHOW – Shop Cape Town’s Best Independent Designers for One Night Only.
Anna Raimondo, the designer behind SMITH Jewellery, presents her first ever Designer Trunk Show, a collaborative one night only experience featuring some of Cape Town’s best independent designers.
Taking place at 6 Spin St on 30th June 2016 shoppers can expect to see beautiful pieces from the likes of ONEOFEACH, Patricia Fraser, Aya Goods, Beloved Beadwork, Lucie de Moyencourt and SMITH Jewellery.
Each designer is known for creating unique and quality work and as a group will offer a variety of products for purchase, including custom bags, one-off jackets, art, accessories, fashion and jewellery.
“This one night only shopping experience promises to be an exciting event featuring a specially curated mix of Cape Town’s best independent designers and creatives” said Anna Raimondo the event organiser. “I want shoppers to experience bold, adventurous and independent local design businesses in an intimate venue, and get a special opportunity to engage with the designers themselves”.
Shoppers will also be treated to a complimentary drink upon arrival as well as some canapé’s while they peruse the different items on offer.
Designer Trunk Show, 30th June 2016 at 6 Spin St 5.30pm-9.30pm. Free entry.
About the brands participating:
ONEOFEACH is a mother & daughter design duo based in Cape Town by Tamburai and Pauline Chirume .
The inspiration behind the start of ONEOFEACH was driven by our love for this continent and to celebrate and share African history to the world, by creating a luxury product which represents Africa holistically, focusing on premium quality and immaculate finish, ultimately a high end fashion product made in a Africa for the world.
We source traditional patterned fabrics from Africa and combine them with leather and suede to make one-of-a-kind handbags, belts and bangles.
After working as a Graphic Designer for 37 years, Patricia decided to untether herself from the boundaries of the commercial world and embarked on regular drawing and painting sessions with Jill Trappler.
Her accumulated sketch books are filled with material from landscapes, travels and daily observations, plants, trees, birds and interiors. Drawing and studio time is a daily practice resulting in a variety of work and mediums.
The work which will be available at this trunk show will be a wide variety from etching, linocuts, monotypes and even drawings. Some paintings as well. Many are unframed.
Founder of Aya Goods, Lucy Mulima, is inspired by tradition and driven by contemporary design. Aya Goods sources fabrics from all around Africa and uses local, high quality tailoring to created instinctively modern items. Her ready-to-wear apparel and leather accessories speak a language that is rooted in good design for the eclectic individual.
Comprising mainly of outer wear, the collection was inspired by African cultural symbols and the ways in which they’re reproduced in the global contemporary landscape. Aya Goods has chosen to work with African inspired wax-prints for this inaugural collection, as a starting point in exploring cultural signifiers pertaining to dress. Each item features simple and minimal design allowing the eponymous prints tot ell their own story, in both abstract and literal ways.
At Beloved we do as our name suggests, we make beloved items of personal adornment, using hours of loving labour and perfectly formed, tiny pieces of glass.
We don’t think of our work as African craft, but rather human craft. A love of beads is a universal phenomenon, devoid of ethnic divisions. For true beaders, the ability to bead comes from within. It is a deep mental ability to predict pattern and form, to weave a bead whilst thinking six beads ahead.
Founded in 2009, our company of twelve women is committed to the preservation and elaboration of the beadwork tradition. We also have a keen interest in economic justice, which is why we will be moving to a system of Common Ownership over the next year.
Lucie de Moyencourt
Lucie was born in 1983 in paris, she grew up in South Africa, where she works as an architect, set designer, illustrator and painter. With no formal art training, painting and drawing is something Lucie has always done for herself. By observing her subjects very closely, she allows the brush to move around the canvas without giving it much thought, trusting that her hand will do something intuitive to what she is seeing. Lucie aims to complete a painting in one sitting, and enjoys working into wet paint with thicker layers of colour. “I paint because I am addicted to the ‘surprise’ that the painted canvas gives me when I step back from the easel”.
SMITH Jewellery is a Cape Town-based brand owned by Anna Raimondo. Anna comes from an arts background having studied BA Jewellery Design and Gemmology at Stellenbosch University. Anna then went on to study luxury design at the Richemont Group’s Creative Academy in Milan, Italy. The course included an internship at Chloé, the renowned French fashion house.
Anna’s designs are inspired by her travels, the people she meets and the natural world around her. She creates jewels that tell a story, that are unique and that she would like to wear herself. Each piece is made by hand, which ensures that no two items are the same. Anna’s jewels are made out of gold plated brass, rose gold plated copper, bronze, sterling silver, yellow/white gold, platinum and semi-precious stones.