Le Ekhaya is a story of two stories that embody the power of hope, tenacity, determination and personal triumph of over the paralysis of pain,and adversity, and the liberation and triumph of womanhood over subordination and subjugation through fashion in the roraring 60's.
My designs speak to - and of- the resilience and strength of the everyday woman in an era (the 50's and 60's) who kept going and growing despite the many knock-downs women faced in that era, who instead of laying down and 'dying', expressed their defiance through styles that exuded elegance, chique, sexiness and joie de vive!
My Brand says I am every woman and every woman is me.
I, as a designer, let my designs become a fusion that embodies the fierceness of the vintage woman, the fragility of the modern woman and the vision of the future women, my collection is all these elements fused together.
Le Ekhaya which means "back home" is me; "returning to self" and I am every woman.
Photographer: Mike Rolls