Lara Klawikowski

Eyes on Talents member, Lara Klawikowski, is a South African fashion designer and illustrator based in Cape Town. She launched her eponymous label in 2010 after graduating from Cape Town College of Fashion Design (CTCFD). Her SS 2021 collection was made from recycled plastics, upcycled rubber and fabric waste collected by Rewoven, a Cape-based sustainability initiative that collects textile waste around Cape Town and sells it to companies who recycle and upcycle. The waste was combined and transformed into flexible, tactile, sculptural panels of material that mimic the detail and texture of flowers. The collection was given the name "inflorescence", the botanical term for the arrangement of flowers on a plant.