Pleasing pleating

The runways (and indeed the Grammys on Jennifer Hudson) have been awash with the collective fascination for folds, knots, and pleats. Our own Black Coffee presented a collection at Summer Fashion Week last year that wowed with its amazing craftsmanship and origami folds – Japan on South African soil.

Avoid the theatrical and severe and head straight for subtle pleating and interesting detail:

These lightly pleated pieces available from FriendsWithJenny, and


Jenny Russell is the founder of Friends with Jenny a fashion store that imports high street finds, but also stays proudly South African with a complement of some of South Africa’s best local talent. To find out more visit her website

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