Marika Barbie + [Suzaan Heyns]

Suzan Heyns, the World Cup & Africa Fashion Week

Suzaan Heyns is a South African, Johannesburg based label, a brand known best for its avant-garde aesthetic.

Highly constructed, tailored, and sculptured garments create a feeling of conceptual androgyny, and steely hard-edged femininity, which is a common thread throughout Suzaan’s work.

Inspiration often comes from architecture, 1800’s sketches and old medical instruments, which give the brand its macabre yet structured sentiment.

An emphasis is always placed on quality fabric, which is fundamental within the design process.

Throughout the past couple of years Suzaan has concentrated on establishing her label showing at various fashion events.

Further highlights thus far have been: being chosen to showcase at Design Indaba ’08; collaborating for the What If The World Collective; showcasing at Cape Town Fashion Week ‘08, participating in Audi Joburg Fashion Week A/W ’09; and being asked to design for Anglo Gold Ashanti AuDITIONS collections at Africa Fashion Week ‘09, which won an award for the most creative range.

Recently Suzaan Heyns’s origami inspired show at Arise Cape Town Fashion Week S/S ‘09, has had an excellent reception.

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Image Description : Suzaan Heyns
Location : SCC, Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
Credit : Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

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