Artho Helmuth Eksteen, graduated in 2018, with a BA Honours in Fashion from LISOF. As the Creative Director and owner of brand ARTHO EKSTEEN, Artho describes his brand’s design style as offbeat with artisanal influences and a maximalist approach. The brand’s style is heavily influenced by history, taking inspiration from fabrics used to create silhouettes. The ARTHO EKSTEEN brand focuses on slow fashion, utilising ethical fabric sourcing methods and garment production in order to help establish and preserve a healthy consumer culture, as well as ethical consumerism.
This season’s collection includes a multi-disciplinary approach, combing fine art and fashion design. The collection’s inspiration is from the “Surrealist method of Exquisite Corpse, alternatively known as Exquisite Cadaver is a method where a collection of images or words is collectively assembled in order to reveal a completed artwork” says Artho Esksteen.