Upcycled RMA garment by Christopher Strong & shot by Vincent Bezuidenhout
Upcycled RMA garment by Christopher Strong & shot by Vincent Bezuidenhout


The next phase of Rock Me Again, the annual recycled fashion initiative established by Capsule Projects, has commenced.


The initiative, in association with Jameson and vida e caffé, was started five years ago to harness the creative energy of both established and rising talent in design and photography while creating wider recognition for responsible fashion consumption and giving environmentally friendly design a fashion-forward image in the process.


This year’s project kicked off here with a call for product designers to send in proposals for designer garment collection bins. The finalists’ designs were produced and placed in selected vida e caffé stores in Cape Town, Joburg and Durban and the public was ask to discard unwanted clothing in them.


This next phase sees exciting South African fashion designers transforming these garments into fashionable items, their creations being modelled by ballerinas from the Cape Town City Ballet and shot by top local fashion photographers.


The final results will be displayed in a photography exhibition in September.


The Fashion Designers involved are:


Christopher Strong

Constable by Samantha Constable

Guillotine by Lisa Jaffe

Joel Janse van Vuuren

Lara Klawikowski

Rachel de Mardt

Shana Morland

Stefania Morland

Suzaan Heyns

Terrence Bray

Thabani Mavundla


Unknown by Jules Visnjic


The Photographers are:


Aubrey Jonsson

Cameron McDonald

Damon Fourie

Francois Visser

Gavin Kleinschmidt

Igor Polzenhagen

Josie Borain

Jean-Pierre Fourie

Kope | Figgins

Sivan Miller


Vivian de Waal


The models from the Cape Town City Ballet are:


Angela Hansford

Celeste George

Cleo Ames

Meghan Henegan


Xola Putye


Find more info at www.capsuleprojects.com



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