When we interviewed fashion icon and creative visionary Marianne Fassler for our Creative Women series in August, she noted her love for colour, print and texture. Mixing these elements gives vibrancy and a tactile quality to her work, seen to great effect in her new 2015 Resort Collection – a range that reaffirms the brand’s rich identity in refined African aesthetics.
“The Resort ’15 collection is a continuum of influence with an undeniable freshness in the way it was approached. It underlines exoticism, relaxation and the brand’s unapologetic approach to maximalism,” says Marianne, who describes the wearer of her garments as a “self assured woman”.
Rich Mnisi (a brilliant designer in his own right) and Ben Eagle worked together to direct the striking Hauwa Dauda in the lookbook you see here. Bits of natural light add something whimsical to the otherwise artificially lit shoot, which was photographed by Paul Samuels against colourful backdrops set up in Marianne’s own home.
Photography by Paul Samuels / Creative Direction by Rich Mnisi and Ben Eagle / MUA by Marilyn du Preez / Model: Hauwa Dauda @ ICE JHB / Assistant: Siphesihle Zondo