Sonja von Mellenthin designs are clean cut, classic with an edge and bold in fabric combinations. Drawing inspiration from African flavours and nature, combining masculinity with femininity, hard with soft, Sonja makes use of textured fabrics, linens, cottons, knits and printed chiffons, all teamed with her own leather/ canvas accessories.
My Summer Collection 2016 takes inspiration from primary colours, African Prints, traditional cotton shweshwe mixed with contemporary graphic prints, and is firmly rooted in Africa. I am passionate about design, colour, Africa, animals and nature and try to reflect this in my collections. There is a freedom of movement in contemporary cotton knit maxi dresses, cotton mix print skirts, kimono tunics and flowing print pants. The tapestry cross body bucket bags with leather strap and pompom detail is a ‘mix and match’ to the collection.
The von Mellenthin look is relaxed, simple and feminine, softness with an edge. Ranges are limited and also made to order. The collection is available at Kalk Bay CO-OP, Kalk Bay, Cape Town.