Ricci JvR can be described as structured romanticism, finding inspiration and beauty in unexpected concepts. Based in Cape Town, South African designer Ricci Janse van Rensburg has the ability to create worlds way beyond the southern hemisphere where she designs. Her goal has always been to empower the women she dresses to think outside the box with creative styling, unique fabrications, and/or bold cuts. The Cape Town College of Fashion Design (CTCFD) graduate’s designs regularly win best-dressed awards. Her brand, Ricci JvR can be described as structured romanticism, finding inspiration and beauty in unexpected concepts and bringing them to real life. Like a subdued Alexander McQueen, the brand lives and breathes the famed designers’ quote: “I want to empower women. I want people to be afraid of the
women I dress.” “The small things, that differentiate people from each other, fascinate me – I approach clothes in a similar way…the beauty of each garment can be found in the attention to detail.” – Ricci JvR

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  • Creative Latent Production
  • Diploma in Photography
  • Internship with Greda Genis
  • Won the Creative Latent Productions 'Photo of the Year Award
  • Cape Town College of Fashion Design (CTCFD) - Diploma in Fashion Design (2008-2011)
  • Awarded the CTCFD Creative Award
  • Awarded the CTCFD Creative Award
  • Semi-finalist for the Vodacom Durban Jule Young Designer Competition
  • Selected as one of the Top 8 Fashion Graduates to Showcase at Cape Town Fashion Week
  • Graduates Collection featured in varios newspapers taken at Cape Town Fashion Week
  • Garments featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine (November Issue and December Issue)
  • Graduate Collection showcased at the Sarie, Pasella and RSG Glamour Event
  • Completed my 4th year at CTCFD - Specializing in Fashion Business
  • Internship with Suzaan Heyns
  • Garments featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine - March Issue
  • Garments featured in Elle Magazine - May Issue
  • Selected as a semi-finalist for Fastrack 2012
  • Selected as a finalist for Fastrack 2012
  • Showcased at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Johannesburg (Fastrack 2012)
  • Dressed Ritza Janse van Rensburg for Blackberry Pink Polo – won Best Dressed Female
  • Dressed Ritza Janse van Rensburg for J&B Met – won 2nd Most Glamorous Couple at the event
  • Garments featured in Marie Claire Magazine – June Issue
  • Garments featured on A Fashion Friend - Kaleidoscopic

 

 

  • Dressed Ritza Janse van Rensburg for Vueve Clicquot Polo Masters – won Best Dressed Female
  • (Photographs of Ritza was also featured in Get It! Magazine)
  • Dressed Ritza Janse van Rensburg for Pink Polo – won Most Fashion Forward Female
  • Garments featured on A Fashion Friend - Paranoia
  • Designed raincoats for Road to Miss SA: Cinderella Story Photoshoot with the Top 12 finalists
  • Garments worn by Miss SA presenter, Elana Afrika and guest choreographer, Somizi Mhlongo
  • Dress featured in the new Cruz Premium Vodka Ad Campaign
  • Chosen as a finalist for the Miss South Africa Young Designer Initiative – designed garments, worn by the Top 12 finalists, for the opening scene of the Miss SA Pageant.
  • Invited to showcase Miss SA garments at the FAB Bridal Expo
  • Garments showcased at the Kirstenbosch Crown Jewel Launch
  • Garments featured in Cape Argus
  • Dress featured in the Wedding Album Magazine
  • Selected as one of three designers, for the Wear SA Campaign, to showcase at Cape Town International
  • Jazz Festival - March
  • Designer Spotlight on Nineteenth Amendment - August
  • Launched my ¬rst collection on Nineteenth Amendment - August
  • Featured on Trend Soiree (Blog) - September
  • Featured in Northern News (Newspaper) - September
  • Featured on Chasing The Runway (Blog) - September
  • Featured in The Cape Argus (Newspaper) - September
  • Collaborated on a styled shoot for Wedding Inspirations Magazine (also featured on The Pretty Blog)
  • Collaborated on a styled shoot for SA Weddings
  • Real Wedding featured on The Brestory Blog - October
  • Featured in MITH Magazine - Summer/Fall 2015
  • Dressed Elrico Bellingan (blogger - Chasing the Runway; LUXO Blog) for SA Menswear Fashion Week
  • Interview feature for CTCFD celebrating 50 Years of Fashion Excellence
  • Selected as part of the panel of Industry Experts to review CTCFD’s Graduate Students’ Collection Concepts
  • for their graduate collections - Themed ‘I AM A CREATIVE’
  • Garment selected to be showcased for Nineteenth Amendment, in Austin (Texas), at the Dell Lounge at
  • Brass House.
  • Jacket selected as part of the Nineteenth Amendment - Coachella 2016 Inspiration Lookbook
  • Real Wedding feature on The Pretty Blog - April

 

 

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