How is it October already? Seriously!? It genuinely feels like we just had the Sanlam HMC but, it’s already a whole year later. The Handmade Contemporary Fair is one of my favourite annual events in Johannesburg and I love doing a wrap up for you guys, this year I thought I’d do something different and do a little scouting beforehand and actually wear a few of my favourite designers who are going to be showing this weekend.
While I’d love to wear every single one of the designers I thought me wearing 50 tshirts at once wouldn’t be that great so I picked three designers and kept it simple!
My shirt is from Mevrou and Co, I actually bought it at last year’s HMC. Since then they have added to their range to include some pretty fun sayings and designs, their original range is still my favourite though. My hat is from Simon & Mary, their new range launched yesterday and you’ll be able to get your hands on it for the first time at the fair this weekend. It’s their first soft-hat and cap range, and they’ve collaborated with one of my favourite illustrators Jean De Wet, so it’s wearable art! Lastly my pants/dungarees were designed by Hannah Lavery, I’d seen them at a couple of events and in a few stores and always thought I’d look like such a dunce in them because of my body shape but they are incredibly well tailored and the material is super soft and airy. Stop by her stall to update your wardrobe with some beautifully curated ‘basics’.
There are so many more designers and artists at the fair this weekend and I would have loved to have showcased them all but I’m not sure wearing a carpet from Fabrica is good on anyone! Here are a couple more stalls to look out for:
I’ll be at the fair tonight so if you’re there be sure to come say hi! Otherwise here are the details for the rest of the weekend.
Dates: 13-15 October
Times: Friday 13 October: 12pm-10pm, Saturday 14 October: 10am-9pm, Sunday 15 October: 10am-4pm
Address: Rooftop of Hyde Park Corner shopping centre, corner William Nicol and Sixth Road, Hyde Park, Johannesburg
Pictures by Craig Durrant