“As for Joel Janse van Vuuren, his dip-dyed silk dresses blew our minds, and Kirsty claimed she might even find her next party dress in Joel’s collection. The dresses were light, soft, floating parachutes. The draping and shapes were classic, with a Grecian inspiration, yet the dip-dye colouring gave the dresses a modern twist. Joel Janse van Vuuren is a new discovery for ELLE and we cannot wait to follow what we are sure will be a very successful career in the fashion industry.” by ELLE South Africa

ARISE magazine will be showcasing Designer Collective IV: Made In Africa at New York Fashion Week - Spring 2012.  This year the following designers will participate; KLûK CGTDJewel by Lisa, Pierre-Antoine Vettorello, BunmiKoko, Tsemaye Binitie, Lanre Da Silva, and FatiAsibelua. The show will take place on September 15 at 5pm in Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center.  Now I am not a betting woman however, if Joel Janse van Vuuren, stays the course we’ll see him in New York in the not too distant future at Fashion Week.  You'll find a link to his website at the end of this post.