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Published on Jul 27, 2012
Gavin Rajah show at Mercedes-Benz Cape Town Fashion Week 2012 brought to you by African Fashion International. www.afi.za.com
Gavin Rajah is an entrepreneur in the world of fashion and marketing. Gavin Rajah as a brand is synonymous with discerning style, and is a household name in SA. Collaboration with micro-economic projects specialising in traditional skills and crafts are his passion and he is constantly seeking ways in which to promote this to the rest of the world. His work has featured in international publications such as L'Officiel, Milano Finanza, icon, Luna, Avant Garde, Harper's & Queen, Uomo Collezioni, London Sunday Times, London Financial Times, The Face, Donna, Citizen K, BBC, CNN and the Los Angeles Times. He has been a strong champion of South African design, which lead him to being invited by the Federation Française de la Couture to show in Paris in July 2006. Gavin regularly presents his work internationally. Gavin founded and started Cape Town Fashion Week and serves as a board member on the Cape Town Fashion Council.
The United Nations has appointed him a UNICEF Ambassador for the work he has done to uplift the lives of vulnerable communities in South Africa and with this appointment he joins the ranks of Roger Federer, Shakira, Ricky Martin and Angelique Kidjo in working for children's causes.
FinWeek has listed him as one of the top 40 most influential leaders in the country. Gavin's work extends to a broad base of discerning clients around the world and he works out of his studio in Cape Town. He is passionate about couture and his clothing reflects this in the finish, the craftsmanship, the breathtaking fabrics and construction. He is inspired by art, theatre, music and his constant need to travel to new destinations.