THE AKJP COLLECTIVE FINALLY OPENS ITS DOORS
The official opening of the much-anticipated AKJP Collective, the latest brainchild of designers Keith Henning and artist Jody Paulsen, took place on the 20 Oct 2015 and promises to be the first step in an exciting new direction for the talented twosome as well as for concept shopping in SouthAfrica.
The Adriaan Kuiters + Jody PaulsenSpring/Summer 2016 collection–their biggest to date –is available in the new concept store too. Says Henning: “We have used women’s items on men and men’s items on women. The fits are spacious and forgiving. We have introduced fitted women’s trousers and shirts, and paired them with boxy and loose garments to retain an effortless, easy-wearing look.”The colours are typical Adriaan Kuiters + Jody Paulsen and nudes, whites, greys, black and primary colours dominate. The collection, to quote GQmagazine, “broke the runway” at this year’s Mercedes-Benz Cape Town Fashion Week.
The AKJP Collective is available online at adriaankuiters.com
THE AKJP COLLECTIVE SS16 LOOKBOOK
THE RANGE AT MBFW 2015
“For our SS16 collection lookbook, we took inspiration from Lucinda Childs’balletDance. Sol LeWitt’s use of black and white imagery in thevideo createsstrong graphic imagery and motifs, whichspeak to our collection’s applique and deconstruction. We felt that shooting in black and white with photographer Nico Krinjowill bea new direction for usas it puts the focus back on cut and silhouettesrather thanprints. The lookbook symbolises strength in movement toowhich speaks to our initial minimalist ethoswhich wasrooted in sportswear that shifts easily from day to night.”
Store: 73 Kloof Street, Cape Town (021 424 5502)
BentoLookbook: Photographer: Nico Krijno
Models: Elle Jayne Baily Potgieter (at Boss Models)
Azuli Peeters (at Ice Model Management)
Jae Won Kim (at Twenty Model Management)
Hair and makeup: Suaad Jeppie at One League Creative Management
Twitter: @AdriaanKuiters + @jodypaulsen87
Instagram: @adriaan_kuiters + @jody_paulsen
Featured on: 1Africa Online Magazine