It’s that time of the year again when all the cool people descend on the Mother City to celebrate the best of South African creative culture. Design Indaba 2013
The DI Conference is a three day event held in at Cape Town International Convention Centre where speakers from around the world introduce the latest in everything innovative and creative; art, film, fashion, technology, decor. The works!
Leading up to and over these three (main) days, film and music festivals will be taking place around the city culminating in the Expo also at the CTICC. Here’s where the gates of shopping heaven open. I had a blast year covering both Decor and Fashion.
Take a sqizz at the DI 2012 Most Creative Stand by Durban-based emerging designer Mike van Heerden. Or view a video clip of his stand and work HERE.
I was first introduced to fashion designer Suzaan Heyns‘ stunning leather pieces at DI Expo last year. And the gods of fashion fate deemed me worth to party with her later in the year at the SA Style Awards. She’s currently only operating in Jo’burg but there are devious plans in motion to get this beautiful lady – or at least her wares – to Cape Town.
So as you can see, it’s not just any old arb person who gets to show. Interactive Africa, the purveyors of DI, are pretty picky about the work they show case.
The parties, on the other hand, are another thing completely. Here, any man and his dog can be inspired in true Mother City-style.
Last night, my good friend and uber-creative goddess Hailey De Vantier posted these on her Instagram feed from the opening night of the DI Film Festival.
If you’re sufficiently tempted; get FilmFest tickets HERE.
As for the Music Circuit. Hot and happening, or what? Check out the teaser video released last week. And see the full line up with venues and ticket prices HERE.
The point about Design Indaba is to be inspired. And above all, enjoy the amazing talent South Africa has to offer. I’m buying Expo tickets now.
love & light