A few months ago i had the pleasure of attending and photographing the store launch of Suzaan Heyns an incredibly talented local fashion designer’s store in Melrose Arch. The event was sponsored by Bombay Saphire and was well attended by local celebrities, such as Felicia, Pearl Thusi, Abby and Claire Meekel, Tamara Day, Louise Carver, Catriona Andrew and Lindiwe Suttle, who gave an amazing performance, singing songs from her album ‘Kamikaze’ from behind the store window.
The Suzaan Heyns store is situated on the top level of the Piazza in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg.
In 2001 ELLE Magazine awarded Suzaan Heyns a bursary to go to the London International School of Fashion. Whilst studying she actively participated in the industry by doing freelance fashion illustration, show production, and styling. After graduating from LISOF, Suzaan started her career in fashion as a stylist for magazines and commercials. She started her first label, Abraham and Louisa, in 2005 with Louw Kotze. In 2008 Heyns began showing collections under her own name at Design Indaba. In 2009 she officially launched the SUZAAN HEYNS label and won the Anglo Gold award for the ‘Most creative range’ at the Africa Fashion Week Awards 2009. Glamour Magazine elected Suzaan as the Style Star for its Woman of the Year for 2011. Suzaan continues to be the sole designer at SUZAAN HEYNS for all creative lines.
vist her website: www.suzaanheyns.com
Photography by: Sigrun Wagner
cell: +27(0)72 505 5209