Cross Pollination – a Skinny laMinx & Take Care collaboration

Inspired by the infectious buzz of World Design Capital 2014 creativity simmering in the city,  Heather Moore from Skinny laMinx intends to spend the year collaborating with local and international designers in surprising and enlivening ways. The key theme at Skinny laMinx in 2014 will be Cross Pollination.
In light of Cape Town being the 2014 World Design Capital, designer Heather Moore and fashion designer Jessica Harwood of Take Care have teamed up on an exciting Cross Pollination project.
Every day Moore walks along Kloof St, on her way to her store and studio in Bree Street, passing Jessica Harwood’s Take Care store along the way. “I love the clear, minimal styling of the Take Care store, and of Jess’s beautifully spare collections,“ says Moore.
She approached fashion designer Harwood to transform her  fresh, lightweight organic fabric range into summery casual wear using two designs from the Skinny laMinx Up, Up & Away fabric collection which was designed for US quilting company, Cloud 9 Fabrics.
Up Up & Away all fabrics 2
Harwood created summery casual wear, which is both playful and sophisticated with stunning results… A summery shell top with a keyhole detail on the back and a pair of simple tapered pants with pockets and a draw cord waistband. 
Take Care outfit
Up Up & Away selected fabrics
Take Care outfit2

The garments are not available for purchase, as the intention behind the collaboration was to inspire home sewists and aspiring fashion designers to create their own clothes using the Up, Up & Away collection. The range of prints is available in limited quantities from the Skinny laMinx shop at 201 Bree Street, Cape Town.

Images: Skinny la Minx






Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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