Thursday, August 10, 2017

#CULTURE: [Southern] Guild Makes Its Home at Silo No5

The Southern Guild recently opened its doors to its new home at the V&A Waterfront’s Silo District. As Africa’s only design gallery representing collectible, limited-edition work from the continent, this caused for a bit of a celebration to be hosted, inviting patrons, media and general socialites to come and experience the space, view the amazing creative work and get to meet some of the designers behind these magnificent pieces.

The GUILD also offers a space for retail therapy. There was a collaborative effort between Southern Guild and some of the country’s top emerging and young designers. This led to a variety of fashion, accessory and decor pieces being curated and created. What this means is, if you’re not yet ready to shop collectible designer art, you can buy yourself a set of designer homeware for your studio apartment on the coast. Not quite there yet but close enough.

If you happen to be there already, then you would love to grab some of the amazing collectibles noted. There were beautiful works from faves such as Andile Dyalvane, Porky Hefer and Cheick Diallo.

Of course, what’s a designer art party without fabulous people to air kiss and tug. The venue was filled with local artists, decor magazine editors, lifestyle bloggers and general all genuinely cool and stylish people.

So perhaps the vibe won’t be the same when you pop around, but it’s definitely worth a visit. Get yourself a dose of designer creativity from Africa and bask in the glory that is our talent.

Visit Southern Guild Gallery, GUILD, 5B, Silo 5, V&A Waterfront: Monday – Friday between 9am – 6pm and Saturdays between 10am – 2pm.

#art #fashion #design 

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