you may remember Andel Olivier’s astoundingly beautiful wedding dress that i featured a few years ago, it was designed by Sheila-Madge Bakker who, at the time, did not have a website. but hooray she does now – featuring her ready to wear collections as well as a wedding line. she’s actually also done a collaboration with Andel, who is an artist herself (see my next post)
Sheila-Madge Bakker is a Pretoria-based designer who reconciles concept and the Avant-garde with wearability, assimilating the fashionable masses to thought-out clothing and deliberate living. She takes inspiration from the natural environment in which she was raised as well as designers such as Maison Martin Margiela, Alexander McQueen, Valentino and Yiqing Yin. Elements of the forest plantations in the Natal Midlands and the ocean, specifically Bakoven beach in Cape Town, manifests strongly in the colours and textures of many of her designs.
she has an online shop, so go wild.