Durban-born fashion designer Vanessa Gounden is one of South Africa’s most prominent mining magnates, with an important presence in her country’s political scene. Her fashion label, called ‘Vanessa G’, was launched in 2011, in London. The luxury womenswear label, whose motto is ‘to be born with attitude’, has already been received very well worldwide, with numerous top models having showcased at London and NY Fashion Weeks! Recently, however, she opened her new flagship store on Conduit Street, in London!
For anyone familiar with how scarce such places are, in London, this store would look like a needle in a haystack. Vanessa Gounden, however, managed to secure this glorious space, and recreate it, in order to turn it into a luxurious retail fashion concept store,with the help of her decorators.
Every Vanessa G collection is essentially African, since they all center around stories that are inspired from Vanessa Gounden’s life in Africa, which has so far been very rich in experiences! The label’s bold colors and striking prints, along with the designer’s 3D layering techniques, and her tendency of combining fabrics and textures in innovative ways, have created a fusion look, a mix between fashion and art.
Indeed, the line seems to be geared towards independent, conscious and strong women, who love adventure and luxury, and appreciate art and fashion! Vanessa Gounden’s gorgeous shirts, skirts, trousers, leggings, dresses, coats and jackets’ prices range from ~$380 to ~$3800, since the line’s quality and craftsmanship are extraordinary!