Suzaan Heyns: SA Fashion Week 2012 opening video

Suzaan Heyns' 2012 Spring/Summer Collection launched an unusual partnership with PPC (Pretoria Portland Cement).

This short video by Silver Lining Pictures opened Johannesburg designer Suzaan Heyns' show at SA Fashion Week in Johannesburg on 31 March 2012. In an unusual collaboration with PPC, Heyns incorporated cement into the contruction of her range, that featured loosely structured, androgynous garments in neutral colour blocking.

I have always wanted to become a sculptor and approach fashion like an art, using fabric as my medium. This collaboration has inspired me to work with concrete as a new fabric. It has been an incredibly creative process, the result is a unique sculptural collection. 

Earlier in March Heyns' featured at Design Indaba Expo 2012, as one of the finalists in the coveted Most Beautiful Object in South Africa (MBOISA) competition. Her golden fish-scale dress was nominated by Milisuthando Bongela, founder of MissMilliB fashion blog. Heyns also unveilled her new range, the ‘True Colours’ Autmun/Winter 2012 collection, at the DStv events arena on the Expo floor, which featured as part of Salon Privé.

Video Credits:

Directed by Willem Grobler (Silver Lining Pictures)
Produced by Renier Ridgeway (Silver Lining Pictures)
Director of Photography – David Pienaar
Edited by Robert Odendaal
Colourist – Richard Starkey @ 744 Digital
Music by Willem Kitshoff
Makeup – Michelle-Lee Collins (Mac Cosmetics)
Hair – Heidi van der Berg
Models – Abigail & Claire Meekel

Image credits:

Photographer: Simone Deiner of SDR Photo