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Fall Into Winter & Spring Into Summer! | Capsule Collection 2019 July 15, 2019 12:26



ALL SEASONS IN ONE DAY | Capsule Winter~Summer 2019 June 6, 2019 14:32

The capsule wardrobe dates back to the 1970’s to a London base boutique called Wardrobe. It is said to be a collection of few essential items of clothing that won’t necessarily outdate provided it is styled well with seasonal pieces.

This season KHIOMA essentially condenses her vision for this collection & introduces a take on her own interpretation of a minimalist, limited edition collection that encapsulates essential & influential pieces transcending seasons & trends for 2019. Khioma herself has always believed that less is so much more in quality & design. She understands that the future woman is fashion conscious, modern & inspired by art & tries to capture the spirit of the collection that is to be enjoyed wherever you are in the world.

Living in places like Cape Town where Khioma conceptualizes & produces her collections, one has no choice but to adapt in experiencing all seasons in one day! While her minimalist lifestyle is gaining traction, the trend seems to now be transcending into the area she holds dearest to her vocation, the clothing closet. With a faint & far cry of unworn & often low quality items, Khioma’s vision is rather a mini selection of versatile pieces that you will totally always want to wear. A unique combination of items you already lovingly own & new quality items that you have intentionally shopped for a few times a season.

KHIOMA’s capsule collection represents more time, money & energy for the things that matter most in life. By buying & choosing well you save on frivolous items that add up & get in the way of defining & understanding your true style. The idea is to own garments that can be worn in different ways therefore wearing individual items often & where quality fabric & yarn is chosen & is well made, will continue to look good with & in-spite of wear. But what we’re most excited for is the brand's move towards greater inclusivity of all aspect sustainable & the collection's staying power of high quality aesthetics. In the 21st century the general consensus is all about embracing the issues around sustainability, by being a predominantly feminine industry, it is a feminist issue after all.

Women in the fashion industry are now reclaiming their freedom as independent curators. Pushing through as entrepreneurs where they can learn & teach each other new & evolutionary skills. Khioma is mostly proud of her relatively new hand made knitwear range for women by women. In accent colours of mustard & forest green, as well as in monotones of white, ivory, sand, black, brown & grey. With each style interchangeable, so that pieces always co-ordinate & compliment each other in colour & in style! 

 


The Linen Jumpsuit - Jump into summer time! Cruise all day & dance into the night. March 18, 2019 10:31

Inspired by the Mediterranean palette, a daydream lifestyle of graceful movement in a linen fabrication for lazy afternoon lunches around the city.. The slick silhouette eases effortlessly into the evening for a staying power of androgynous go-to uniformity that boasts both hard work & playful adventure for the modern day woman.


The Wrap Dress - Keeping fresh in hot summers. March 18, 2019 10:30

I step off the path & into the trees.. Following my own true north like the migrating birds. I touch the growing tips of the ferns gently as I walk. The wild magic of plants maintain the magic of place through these living green layers of perception. This isn’t just a wood but a living ecosystem, I am not in it but part of it. The dandelions offer up a wish of health & the super green all around promises wealth. When I leave I carry moss in my lungs & birds in my ears. I feel at home in this forest - it knows me. The water feels soft & clean like this pure linen dress, wrapped around my body. 


Summer Knitwear 2019 - Hold me close the the morning light. March 18, 2019 10:28



The Cotton Web Crochet Top - Hold me close to the morning light. March 18, 2019 10:21

Look into the sun, dawn is coming open your eyes. There is a rhythm in which things pace, where the lights don’t move & the colours don’t fade. Where there's nothing but dreams & endless summer waves. 



KHIOMA SS 2019 Knitwear 3 Clip Series: Here Comes The Sun September 25, 2018 13:26

These days most people own multi-speed wardrobes. Consisting of both fast & slow garments, this slower knitwear range by K H I O M A is designed to last a much longer time, easily repaired, cared for & loved forever! These slower garments are lovingly & passionately made by hand through the age old technique of knitting & crocheting at home & in our local South African community. The 100% cotton yarn is recycled from up-cycled pre-loved clothes. Through technology that is rooted in our ecological system, we are now seeing the utilizing regeneration of materials & transformation of living matter into circular resources. Videography & Music composition: Miggs Auer



Cotton Fields Pullover: Remaking the world in my own image, from the nourishing beauty of the rich brown earth with.




Sea Breeze Cardigan: Creating something naturally by hand helps us to participate more fully & creatively in the ever-unfolding, alchemical process in which the land constantly makes & shapes us.



Desert Dune Sweater: Winter~Spring for those fresh mornings & chilly evenings, enjoyed naturally throughout the whole human experience.


Pop-up Shop - 26th September 2018 September 25, 2018 13:22


Spring 2018 August 28, 2018 09:14

Find me at the Root 44 Market, Audacia, Stellenbosch, Western Cape every Saturday & Sunday! Safe & secure debit & credit card facilities. www.root44.co.za
Exhibiting my hand knitted knitwear range with Pia’s Pop Up event 26th September 2018. Old Mutual House, Bishopscourt, Cape Town.

Behind the Scenes / 2018 Winter Shoot April 23, 2018 08:20

A few BTS snippets of the Lookbook shoot for Autumn/Winter 2018..

As the seasons begin to turn, shivering glamour walks in from the cold. A cozy rock bar welcomes a familiar face blown into fashion & proving that beauty is projected even with legs encased & bodies wrapped in thick chunky styles!


MIXED FEELINGS & PRINTS | AW2018 April 15, 2018 12:36

As the seasons begin to turn, shivering glamour walks in from the cold. A cozy rock bar welcomes a familiar face blown into fashion.

In creative memory of Ferdinand van Huizen.

 

 


Summer 2018 Video December 11, 2017 15:00


Summer 2017 / 2018 December 11, 2017 15:00

Love is (literally) in the air! 

Our Spring photo shoot on Friday the 1st of September, up in the Silvermine mountains to play with the wind, dance in the sun & have fun in fields of flowers. We propagated nature in style! 


Winter 2017 Collection June 22, 2017 11:38


The weather approved ..... March 11, 2017 15:46

The wind - our hair stylist for the day helped create the natural elemental look for this winter season.

A moment captured while time stood still..  March 11, 2017 15:39

A wintery day in summer... Perfect setting for an Autumn look and feel. One thing you can count on about the weather in Cape Town - she always arrives.. and once again the team worked it! Come rain or sunshine, passion prevails and the magic happens!


The Homemade Cape Town Event December 15, 2016 08:41

Gratitude to the Homemade CPT & the Cape Town based Out Of This World authentic tribal art gallery for an awesome fun filled week of independent designer shopping leisure at its best! Great crowd, fantastic venue & brilliant collaborations!