Today online I saw a Tweet about whether or not Gavin Rajah crossed a line when it comes to fashion inspiration vs. copying. He has just shown at Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week in Johannesburg and his collection and one dress in particular bore a striking resemblance to a dress made by UK designer Han Chong, who is the creative director at Self Portrait. So I went and had a look at said label and instantly forgot about the debate (although my opinion is that Gavin Rajah definitely copied the dress) and instead was mesmerised by Self Portrait’s beautiful creations.
The amount of detail and craftsmanship that has gone into every one of these pieces is amazing. These dresses are so romantic and whimsical, I can only imagine how hard it would be to just pick one, not that I’m going to get to pick any, but that is besides the point.