Quiteria & George, a South African haute couture designer duo is showcasing at Africa Joburg Fashion Week (AJFW) on 06 October at The Melrose Gallery. They were among 34 chosen designers from around the world. As a way of telling the story of how the brand has evolved since its inception, they have called this line the “METAMORPHOSIS”.
“We dug deep within ourselves to try and lay it all bare for the audience to see,” says George Malelu, co-designer at Quiteria & George. “This line sums up the five years since Quiteria & George was created. As the business evolves, it also matures and morphs into something bigger than just the two of us. We are excepting this change, owning it and sharing our creativity with Africa and the world.”
The inspiration is also shared with the award-winning Méthod Cap Classique, Desiderius Pongrácz 2011 and its own metamorphosis over a five-year creation period. It’s made in the traditional French method of secondary fermentation in the bottle and it takes a mesmerising five years to create the beautiful, light and elegant bubbles.