Quiteria & George shows “Metamorphosis” line at AFI Joburg Fashion Week

AFI Joburg Fashion Week

Quiteria & George, a South African haute couture designer duo is showcasing at Africa Joburg Fashion Week (AJFW) on 06 October at The Melrose Gallery.

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They are among 34 chosen designers from around the world. As a way of telling the story of how the brand has evolved since its inception they have called this line the “METAMORPHOSIS”.

“We dug deep within ourselves to try and lay it all bare for the audience to see,” says George Malelu, co-designer at Quiteria & George. “This line sums up the five years since Quiteria & George was created. As the business evolves, it also matures and morphs into something bigger than just the two of us. We are excepting this change, owning it and sharing our creativity with Africa and the world.”

The inspiration is also shared with the award-winning Méthod Cap Classique, Desiderius Pongrácz 2011 and its own metamorphosis over a five-year creation period. It’s made in the traditional French method of secondary fermentation in the bottle and it takes a mesmerising five years to create the beautiful, light and elegant bubbles.

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Quiteria & George celebrates young women with its “WARRIOR” line at Dakar Fashion Week 2018

Quiteria & George

Quiteria & George, a South African designer duo ​is​ showcas​ing​ at the 16th edition of Dakar Fashion Week taking place from 20 to 24 June in Senegal.

They are among 35 chosen designers from around the world. In remembrance of the 1976 uprising in Soweto and in celebration of today’s youth, especially women, the pair have named the line: “WARRIOR”.

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“This collection is reflective of all aspects of tradition and culture. We strive to always show diversity in our work through demonstrating architecture in motion, which is informed by keeping abreast with the latest trends, pop culture, and societal discussions,” says Quiteria Kekana, co-designer at Quiteria & George. “We found it of vital importance to close the gap and drive a dialogue about youth and women empowerment. In a world that is driven by patriarchy, dissolution and imbalances, it is crucial as creatives to recall the disempowered and place their discourse in the forefront.”

George Malelu, co-designer at Quiteria & George, adds: “To strive and find the warrior in today’s young women, the aesthetic of our designs focuses on the pre and post Democracy to create the synergy between the two women, because these generations feed off from each other. This is for women as they continue to build, love and nurture by displaying insurmountable strength.”

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