Vanessa G SS12

Vanessa G launched last season with a bit of a splash – a massive show which took everyone by surprise, as no one actually knew who this mysterious Vanessa G was. Well, a season later, Vanessa Gounden debuted her SS12 collection with an equally impressive launch, but the designer and the story behind the brand stays as much of a mystery to me.

Here’s what we know:
Vanessa Gounden is an Indian-born, South Africa-based entrepreneur, with a background in business and art.
The label is all about colourful prints and beautiful materials, with a slight Indian inspiration.
Vanessa likes to mix art and fashion, some of the pieces are in fact little works of art.
There Amber Le Bon is the new face of the label.

It’s all about the mix of art and fashion – at the launch last week at the Goring Hotel, Amber did a photocall at the beautiful Enchanted Forest, an art installation by Vanessa G, there for just one day. The rails off which the pieces were an extension of this work, whilst the hangers were all beautifully painted into little artworks (such a great idea – must try and do this if I have a minute!). The collection consists of 3 capsule collection with different themes – Renewal, Framed Vintage and Ethnic Dazzle.

I guess we’re slowly starting to see what the Vanessa G label is all about – extravagant luxury in both presentation, details, materials and silhouettes. It’s still a little bit mysterious to me, but as for the clothes, they speak for themselves…

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