Flaka: It started out when I discovered Bonne's suit and orderded one. I have 6 by now....
Already there I realized that Bonne was interested in much more than fashion. I saw he's doing art projects & music, fading the boundaries of singular disciplines, empowering the youth. I researched and read all his interviews. In one interview he mentioned Rick Owens and Issey Miyake to be his favorite designers, both brands I have worked for. I liked his approach of going back to uniform. I was at the same point in a different field but with the same mindset.
Last year I did a pop up shop in Zurich on the prestigious Bahnhofstrasse and invited Bonne to send me some suits to sell, he didn't only bring the suits but came along with Smib a punk/rap collective from Amsterdam and Bonne's inner friend circle/family.
We celebrated the opening together and decided in Zurich to do a collaboration.
Creating a fashion to mirror our own image, celebrating is the fiber that can create our splitting image; a versatile fiber that can translate all of these ideas and more, ranging from silk-like furry yarns to entangled textured will be used as the fantasy yarn of choice to give volume and bring fun to the knit.
Fashion and design are experiencing a revival of highly creative textiles and knits. The idea of doing yourself yourself (.) is an innovative look at craft as never seen before. Mohair South Africa is happy to present this trend and color forecast at SPINEXPO in New York (July 18-20) and Shanghai (September 6-8) 2011.