My name is Megan Taljaard, I am an independent Fashion Designer based in Cape Town. I have a dynamic skill-set suited to my diverse design interests… which range from slow fashion to high fashion and custom couture. I am incredibly passionate about what I do.
My work is divided into 3 avenues:
- The Conscious collection
- The Inspired/ Bespoke capsule collections
- Custom Couture
This is my living ethos:
To be conscious. To stay Inspired. To actualize.
I sincerely thank everyone who has supported me and my little business this far, I am so grateful to be able to continue my work during these unsure times.
CONSCIOUS | Conscious Capsule Collection @ gallery 91
This capsule collection is a collaboration between myself and my mother Terry Taljaard (owner
of Gallery 91). The slow fashion range draws inspiration from Terry’s personal style.
The first step to slow fashion is asking WHY before you buy.
- Francine Joy
Slow fashion is a growing global movement geared towards fostering change in our current unsustainable fashion industry. The movement hopes to inspire greater ecological integrity and social justice by addressing the fashion system as a whole.
At the heart of this collection is the idea of stylish sustainability, high quality minimalism and
leisurely comfort, that doesn’t come at the human cost of fast fashion.
This collection is available exclusively @ Gallery 91 in Somerset West.
INSPIRED | BESPOKE COLLECTION
My bespoke collection is an avenue where I allow myself to play. These pieces are experimental, one-off and inspired by my own visions. These pieces are intended to be enjoyed by anyone who resonates with them... be it stylists, photographers or fashion enthusiasts.
These one-of-a-kind pieces can be re-made to order in another fabric or size. All pieces are available to shop directly from my studio.
ACTUALIZE | CUSTOM COUTURE
Custom couture is where I have the honor of meeting you and coming together to make your dream come true.
It is my greatest pleasure and privilege to help you actualize your vision for your special occasion.
After familiarizing yourself with and agreeing to my terms and conditions, we will set up your first consultation for a small fee of R350, during which you will be required to do the following:
- Share visual references of garment styles you’d like
- Bring along details and fabrics you love
- Choose physical colour swatches to help best describe your dream garment in the utmost detail
I will do a quick figure analysis based on the references shown to me and offer my professional advice regarding silhouette and fit. Once a design is agreed upon, I will draw up a custom full body size chart and construction sheet.
This consultation is the most important part of the design process so please allow up to an hour for this meeting, after which we will embark on memorable design experience towardsmanifesting your dream garment.
For more information you can contact me directly via the contact tab on this site.