Marianne Fassler

The other woman behind SA’s iconic Leopard Frock label

Whimsical elegance rooted in an African aesthetic, extravagant embellishments, tons of prints and an unmistakable edge are a few things that come to mind when one thinks of Leopard Frock, the renowned designer Marianne Fassler’s label … Read the article here.

Challenging the status quo, one leopard-print sequin at a time

Caught up in a whirlwind of colour, texture and patterns, Marianne Fassler is doing what she does best. And it’s not just creating striking couture. For years she’s been turning the South African fashion industry on its head, beginning with a controversial show in 1976 that featured only black models. Today, she continues to use […]


This collaboration was directly inspired by the work of Burundi artist, Serge-Alain Nitigeka, a featured artist at his year’s Art Fair. These images embody the complex relations between genres, but also between people. They represent creative and social encounters: shaped by hands, they speak of a personal directness and tactility that prompts thought about the […]