As you’ll know if you’ve been reading and following my blog for a little while, I love well-made, local products that are of high quality. The abundance of these products in the last little while makes me even prouder to be a South African. Luckily for me, and every other local lover, there are multiple brands and businesses making beautiful, clever and inspiring creations all around in South Africa.
One of my favourite local clothing brands is Durban-based Amanda Laird Cherry.
I first discovered the brand when my mom and aunts all bought the classic long maxi dresses for a family wedding. It was when I was a bit younger and before I was so conscious of local design , but the brand caught my eye nonetheless. I couldn’t wait until I was old enough to fit into a dress like that! (So you can imagine my excitement when I finally got my own dress in a beautiful plum colour for a family wedding this summer!)
Amanda is the designer behind the brand. She has received numerous awards in the South African fashion industry and holds a high name. This year, the brand turns 20!
Amanda Laird Cherry produces apparel that echo a perfect balance between elegance, simplicity and comfort. There are a variety of clothing, leather shoes and accessories under the brand.
She also co-founded The Space, one of my favourite places to shop local clothing and design!
You can find the SS16 range at The Space.
Support local and shop small, especially this festive season!