Adriaan Kuiters + Jody Paulsen SS16 Lookbook

WORDS Malibongwe Tyilo IMAGES Nico Krijno

Fresh from representing South African fashion as finalists at Who is On Next? Dubai, an initiative hosted by VOGUE Italia as part of the VOGUE Fashion Dubai Experience, the talented duo behind fashion label Adriaan Kuiters + Jody Paulsen dropped their latest lookbook this week.

Shot in black and white by photographer Nico Krijno, the lookbook features their Spring/Summer 2016 collection, which they showed at the recent Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Cape Town.

“We took inspiration from Lucinda Childs’ ballet Dance,” explains the duo. “Sol LeWitt’s use of black and white imagery in the video creates strong graphic imagery and motifs, which speak to our collection’s applique and deconstruction. We felt that shooting in black and white with Nico will be a new direction for us as it puts the focus back on cut and silhouette rather than prints. The lookbook symbolises strength in movement too, which speaks to our initial minimalist ethos, which was rooted in sportswear that shifts easily from day to night.”

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