Fashion Olympics – Suzaan Heyns representing in London

Last week LISOF alumni and ex-lecturer, Suzaan Heyns, jetted off to London to showcase during the 2012 Olympic Games.

An initiative of the Department of Arts and Culture, 9 South African designers were invited to showcase collections based on different era’s in South African history, on London’s South Bank at the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of an exhibition highlighting the best of local design.

Three of our design students were lucky enough to spend some time with her in the studio in the run-up to the show and got a chance to sharpen their skills and show off their creativity in helping to put the collection together.


Here’s a look at what they’ve been helping create over the past two weeks…


Suzaan’s collection drew inspiration from the Voortrekker monument in Pretoria, representing the period of 1920 – 1940. Shapes and silhouettes from every part of the monument – from the floor to the ceiling – are evident in every design.




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