KLUK CGDT is a collaboration between Malcolm Kluk and Christiaan Gabriel du Toit, two designers who are passionate and have been consistent in bringing an international boutique experience to South African fashion. The close attention to detail and careful consideration of each garment is what distinguishes their clothing as luxury items.
KLUK CGDT clientele are women who exude self-assurance and dress according to their mood. They are accustomed to wearing clashing colours, bold prints and heels – just because they love them.
“Our show is called “Bedtime Stories”, and will include influences from all the favorite bedtime stories that we know &U love – Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland so forth. Colours are bright from teal to turquoise, fuchsia and cobalt while fabrics are predominantly lace, check and floral brocade with the silhouettes reflecting the early 20th century, from the 20s to the 50s. As always, the venue plays a huge part in the show and the Cape Town City Hall is quite magnificent. KLUK CGDT will obviously bring with it a dramatic narrative and we aim to make it a total sensory experience with music, food, visual, smell and touch all included in the design of the show.”
Malcom Kluk has been mentored on design projects by Phillipe Starck, Jimmy Choo and American Vogue’s Hamish Bowles, and was invited by Anglogold to be one of the three South African designers in the “Afridesea” collective at the prestigious New York Fashion Week. Christian Gabriel du Toit meanwhile has won the Kazak Award for ‘Most Promising Designer’ and the Nederburg ‘Best Young Designer’ Award while he was also nominated for the prestigious Fair Lady Catherine Award. KLUK CGDT has appeared at a number of fashion shows including New York Fashion Week, Durban Designer collection, Nederburg Designer Collection, Fairlady Fashion Awards and South African Fashion Week as well as past Cape Town Fashion Weeks. More recently, KLUK CGDT was awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from Arise Magazine in 2011 as well as “African designer of the year Awards” for 2011 and 2012.