SKOP at “We Are Africa” design and innovation exhibition, KZNSA

As part of Africa Day (25 May) celebrations the Department of Arts & Culture in partnership with Design Indaba presents a “We Are Africa” themed exhibition, which is showcased from 14 May – 7 June at the KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts in Glenwood, Durban.

SKOP will have their work showcased together with the work of 55 designers and innovators from 16 countries across the African continent including Senegal, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Malawi, Kenya, Cameroon, Uganda and South Africa.

The work on exhibition have been selected and sourced by Design Indaba and promises to provide a visual survey of emerging, established and unexpected talent in the fields of ceramics, fashion, jewellery, furniture, textiles, graphics,animation, architecture and industrial design.

SKOP 7455‬ Workshop

On 24 and 25 June 2014, SKOP hosted a two day design workshop at Guga S’Thebe Arts and Culture Centre in Langa, Cape Town. The workshop (an official World Design Capital 2014 project) was designed to function on a multiplicity of levels:

Social – sensitising learners to the importance of design to our culture and way of life and bridging the divide between high school learners from historically divided communities by utilising design as a central node between learners from schools in Langa and Durbanville.

Environmental – addressing up-cycling and re-purposing of used and discarded materials with a focus on design as a problem solving tool.

Economical – with a focus on skills training and entrepreneurship, presenting design as a viable career option.

SKOP featured on Sunglass Hut’s Inner Circle

In October SKOP collaborators, Lara and Roché were interviewed for Sunglass Hut’s Inner Circle.

The interview features in a post, entitled A FASHION FRIEND WITH SKOP, published on 29th October 2013.

Fashion Forward SKOP

Exciting news! SKOP features in online fashion magazine, issue #46. The editorial (titled SKOP) showcases SKOP jewellery and other products paired with local on-trend fashion.

Aff is a unique online fashion site that provides a credible, creative fashion platform to showcase the finest, local, on-trend fashion merchandise, available in stores right now, photographed by the freshest new talent, on the freshest new talent, for a fresh fashion generation.

Check out the full editorial at A Fashion Friend.

The talented creative team responsible for the editorial is:

Photographer: Jacques van Zyl
Photographer’s Assistant: Michael Ellis
Fashion: Melanie Rossline
Hair & Make-up: Nicole Grant
Models: Cheryl, Mbali, Punky at BOSS
Freestyle Soccer Champion: Chris Njokwana
Layout Design: Teri Robberts