Perkolate, a South African Online Magazine chatted to me about being a fashion entrepreneur and some new exciting projects I am working on.
Here are a few unedited excerpts from my Perkolate Magazine Interview, have a look at the full interview published here
“Fashion has always been my calling” – KUMARI GOVENDER
Passion drove me to make the transition into the world of fashion. I have always had a love for color, texture and pattern. Of vividness and contrast! But I was also blessed with an entrepreneurial spirit. And that kind of tripped things up. I love that I still get to channel my creativity and apply my rigorous organizational and multi-tasking skills daily.
I stay on top of what’s happening in the industry by subscribing to trade journals and I pay close attention to all the seasonal shows in New York, Milan and Paris. Robes are one of my favourite trends at the moment, naturally! I am also especially loving the continued obsession with shoulders – cut-out and bardot off-the-shoulder styles. You can also expect to see a lot of bold stripes in vibrant shades in the coming year. My favourite colours to look out for in 2017 – Kale, cheerful shades of yellow, tangy yellow-green and pink yarrow.
“…I have always had a love for color, texture and pattern. Of vividness and contrast!” – Kumari Govender
Most of my clothing are bespoke, custom pieces. I love to conceptualize unique and bold designs that you can’t really find in every store. I love accessories; they can take any ensemble to the next level. But I feel my expressions are too expansive for the relatively condensed canvas of accessories. So clothing it is.
This December I am launching my own clothing line under the umbrella of the Haute Edit brand. The debut effort is kimonos, robes and luxurious night gowns in beautiful, vibrant colors. The designs are opulent, bold and fearless. Very much my signature style of maximalist chic. I have used embellishments and trimmings in gaudy silk and delicate stonework and threadwork. They are envy inspiring pool side dazzlers or soiree winners.
“…The designs are opulent, bold and fearless. Very much my signature style of maximalist chic…” – Kumari Govender
All my pieces are limited edition, so there are only one or two of each piece available. Exclusivity adds to the Haute Edit appeal. All garments come beautifully packaged in our exquisite Gift Boxes.
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