Durban designer Jean-Paul Botha’s wily understanding of what women want when it comes to fashion has endeared him to a discerning SA clientele.
His Ruff Tung label is edgy without being ridiculous, sophisticated without being sedated. It’s for grown-up women who are not afraid to embrace new trends, but who also fiercely protect their individual style.
Having won new fans at the recent Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Cape Town, Jean-Paul did a showing of his Spring/Summer 2012/13 collection recently. For this collection Jean-Paul has taken inspiration from the yin-yang symbol. “It’s an exploration of balance and harmony both from a spiritual point of view as well as aesthetically,” he says.
“The relative opposition between the masculine and the feminine and the love between a man and a woman that is never static but always transforming each other. I found these same qualities in the cultures of the Orient in contrast to the tribal cultures of Africa,” he added.
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