Well to answer the question in a literal manner, Barbara Mckenzie is the brainchild of Kendi Sapepa. A young partly Mthatha partly Margate raised Joburg resident and fashion designer. However the point of this post is not answer the question literally but rather laterally in this kick-ass interview below. Before we start, I’d like to paint a vivid picture for you to store in your mind while you read the interview: There was infusion tea, cake, scintillating conversation and the upper-eschelonesque ambience of Life Grande Cafe, Hyde Park (Whom I’d like to give a shout out for great service and tea and cake!) – a combination only surpassed by Kendi’s designs. With that picture in mind, see the Q&A below 🙂
With the Loeries Awards having moved from Cape Town to Durban I was worried mine and Mukondi’s tradition of shopping for the awards outfits in the host town would have to die this year. I’m not familiar with Durban’s fashion scene so I was a tad uncomfortable. Enter Vim and Verve Collection; a quaint store in the heart of Durban that houses local designers, vintage and new, as well as other nice-finds from around SA.