FIGMENT evokes both playful and dream-like themes.
Inspired by the works of surrealist René Magritte and the master of impossible reality M.C. Escher, FIGMENT challenges perceptions of the familiar. The collection explores the fun side of the sublime and the romance of duality. The layered, whimsical prints coupled with clean feminine silhouettes echo the tranquil moments of daydream often lost in our technological era.
The accessories were crafted in a series of workshops held over the last two months with BlackCoffee and members of the Ekurhuleni community. Techniques include wire work, crochet, hand painting, leather finishes and beading all under the direction and mentorship of designer Jacques van der Watt, They will be produced on an on-going basis providing local crafters with a steady income stream.
FIGMENT is the first collection of Black Coffee’s new diffusion line, “Black by Black Coffee”. It was launched under the umbrella of the SA Fashion Week Fusion Project with sponsorship from the City of Ekurhuleni.
FIGMENT was revealed at SA Fashion Week on 15 October 2015, and will be available in stores in February 2015.