Sun Goddess is more than a brand; it is a declaration of purpose—the firm intention to situate South Africa in the world of fashion at long last in a durable and honest way without sacrificing roots or foregoing trends radiating from the neurological centers of fashion.
Helmut Lang's outstanding student, Claudia Rosa Lukas, is a young Austrian who in the course of her short career has demonstrated her command of the lessons learned from Helmut and Vivienne Westwood, successfully integrating the best teachings of the previous generation into her own artistic vision.
Latin America is a continent for discovery, especially when it comes to fashion and its relation to culture and folklore: fashion that tends to focus more on international catwalks than its own runways; fashion that induces many Latin American designers to be more receptive to external stimuli than those from within.
Polish by birth and English by adoption, Katarzyna Szczotarska is among those artists who have most successfully reinterpreted the London streetwear of the 80s by uniting it with the influence of such charismatic designers as Martin Margiela.
A witness to the Soviet change, Igor Chapurin belongs to a new generation of Russian designers searching for an identity of their own in the fashion universe, and there is little doubt that their search is proving fruitful.