Into the forest at Vergelegen

At leafy Vergelegen, autumn brims with possibilities. While embracing an earthier palette, ensembles echo both femininity and female prowess with feathers, leather, raw silk, luxurious handmade jewellery and, of course, a dash of sparkle. By Arnold Ras

Behind the scenes

Through the lens

Gold French metallic jacquard tuxedo trousers R7,500, bronze zebra silk-blend tuxedo blazer R14,500, both Warrick Gautier. Simone loafer R1,099, Country Road. Capucines MM bag in taurillon leather and python trim R107,000, yachting square in silk R6 100, both Louis Vuitton.
Handmade bracelet with precious and semi-precious stones and pearls set in 18k yellow gold (price on request), Ciani Jewellers.
Blush long, puff-sleeved bolero with blush high-waisted flare trousers R9,000, Nadya von Stein. On My Side MM tote bag in small-grained calf leather R68,000, Louis Vuitton. Lea slider in coral and zebra R1,490, Matsidiso.
Purple ostrich leather jacket R9,999, Gavin Rajah. Dusty pink polo in lurex R800, Kat van Duinen. Yellow brocade high-waisted flare trousers R4,999, Gavin Rajah. Copper moon slice earrings R1,800, handcarved aquamarine ring in silver R7,500, both Janine Binneman Jewellery.
Vintage distressed raw silk trousers with original metal foil print R9,500, crushed and weathered raw silk tailored jacket with crushed vintage taffeta contrast R10,800, Alchemical sporty boxy T-shirt with roll neck R4,200, all VIVIERS. Asha loafer in Nguni rose R2,290, Matsidiso.
Aqua brocade cape with waterfall frill sleeve R17,999, Gavin Rajah. Handmade blue topaz and lemon quartz earrings set in 18k white and green gold (price on request), Ciani Jewellers.
Contemporary V-neck occasion dress R5,700, Kat van Duinen. Ostrich feather and brocade fringe jacket with block sleeve R8,999, Gavin Rajah.
A selection of ombré and mermaid rings R3,800–R15,000, Janine Binneman Jewellery.
Irene coat in blue tulle R4,500, Oprah top in ombré satin R3,200, Malcolm airforce blue pants in Spanish suede R6,800, all Klûk CGDT.

The team

Photography: Marguerite Oelofse, Supernova Creative Management
Photographer’s assistant: Marlé Retief
Model: Tanya Clark Tiziani, Boss Models Cape Town
Make-up & hair: Kathryn Marnewick

Shot on location at Vergelegen Wine Estate.

The designers

Ciani Jewellers | Country Road | Gavin Rajah | Janine Binneman Jewellery | Kat van Duinen | Klûk CGDT | Louis Vuitton | Matsidiso | Nadya von Stein | VIVIERS | Warrick Gautier