Gavin Rajah as a brand is synonymous with discerning style and is a household name in South Africa. Strongly committed to the development of fashion in SA, collaboration with micro-economic projects specializing in traditional skills and crafts are his passion and Gavin is constantly seeking ways in which to raise the profile of the country’s fashion to the rest of the world.
Gavin has been the only African to speak at the Global Fashion Conference in Milan with his paper on “Creating an Identity in Fashion: South Africa the future of fashion?” Respected business publication, FinWeek, has listed Gavin Rajah as one of the top 40 most influential leaders in the country. He founded Cape Town Fashion Week in 2003.
“In line with the Gavin Rajah brand and design ethic the collection for Spring/Summer 2013 caters for the profile of the house’s clients. The collection is immaculately designed around luxurious fabrics and superb finish. Following on the phenomenal success of the Autumn/Winter collection, Spring/Summer 2013 presents a more lighter, playful touch.”
Gavin’s interests range from socio-political theory to esoteric psychology and he has dressed the likes of Naomi Campbell, Beyonce, Jodie Kidd, Tina Turner, Paris Hilton, Celine Dion, Cameron Diaz, and other celebrities. The collection is available at some of the most fashionable stores in the world and he is represented in 11 countries.
Gavin Rajah’s work has featured in international publications such as L’Officiel, Vogue, Milano Finanza, icon, Luna, Avant Garde, Harper’s & Queen, Uomo Collezioni, London Sunday Times, London Financial Times, The Face, Donna, Citizen K, BBC, CNN and the Los Angeles Times. Television appearances have included Gavin featured as a designer/judge in “America’s Top Model” by Tyra Banks in the US and in Jodie Kidd’s reality TV programme “Fashion Avenue” in the UK.