Whenever I visit our local designer stores, I often find myself veering towards Margo Molyneux. The designs have a timeless, minimalist simplicity and a sense of architecture that I find incredibly appealing. I love her subtle detailing: a structured collar, a slight flair on the sleeve, the soft drape of fabric.
The latest collection from this Cape Town brand launched last week, a small ensemble of sophisticated, comfortable and truly beautiful pieces that will definitely add to your wardrobe.
The range was named after the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, and was inspired by the curved silhouettes and entwined structures of North Africa’s Ksar architecture, and the rich, vivid colours of the modern culture that surrounds this ancient world.
“We love the fluidity of this style of architecture and the way that its functional spaces are seamlessly connected to one another,” says founder and head designer, Margot Molyneux. “We have attempted to carry this fluency of form into our new range through the use of gentle contours, soft, lush fabrics and elegant detailing.”
Mara features luxurious ochre, green, navy, ruby, yellow, black, white and grey, and showcases soft shawl collars, back frills on coats, gathered waistlines, jet pockets, and flared sleeves and hemlines. It is also the label’s first collection to include knitwear.
Behind the campaign: Travys Owen (photographer), Amori Birch (hair and make-up), Mikhailia Petersen (stylist) and Qiniso Van Damme (model).
The Margo Molyneux Mara collection is available from their store at 69 Roeland Street, Cape Town and online at margotmolyneux.com.
Margot Molyneux AW17 Price List
Tent Dress R960
Cord Skirt R770
Cotton Shirt R600