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Join Creative Cape Town, Cape Town Design Network and VISI for “Meet the Makers,” a special sneak peek into the inner workings of some of Cape Town’s most dynamic design studios. A select group of innovative Cape Town designers will host exclusive tours of their studios.
During “Meet the Makers”, attendees will have the opportunity to see work in progress and intimately view the environment in which Cape Town designers produce original, thought-provoking creations. This is the perfect opportunity for those interested in design to learn about the different designers, their methodologies and studio culture. Attendees will also receive a fabulous goodie bag courtesy of VISI.
Sharing space in The Fringe above the The Bookery, designers Grandt Mason of g-mo Footwear and Vincent Urbain of Urban Africa produce bespoke fashion accessories out of their respective studios. Handcrafting one-of-a-kind items, each designer creates products with deliberation and purpose. Each design house has a vested interest in employing members of the local community and providing ongoing skills training.
Grandt Mason and sister Kate Mason have been producing leather free footwear since 2007. The duo construct a unique range of men’s and women’s footwear using recycled fabrics to lessen the impact of the product upon the environment. After much research and development, including a stint in China to learn more about the manufacturing process, g-mo Footwear line has developed a cult following and are immediately recognizable by their unique fabric combinations. To read more about g-mo Footwear, visit VISI.
Vincent Urbain began creating elegant leather products after moving to South Africa from Belgium. His first piece of footwear was produced over a course of 3 days in his kitchen, and after that experience Vincent’s passion for the craft took off. Urban Africa offers custom pieces as well as full accessory range including belts, wallets, handbags and footwear. Vincent is also the director of Afrographic, which employees women in Khayelitsha to hand stitch unique key rings, which are sold both locally and abroad.
Limited space available; RSVP required.