Known as South Africa’s quintessential style icon, the former editor’s passion for local design has found a new expression
As a fashion editor-in-chief, Jackie Burger’s love for local creative narratives combined with her ‘sixth sense of unsolicited discovery’ made her a champion of home-grown design. ‘Its ever-evolving personification prompts my attention and I celebrate my heritage as a continual point of reference,’ she says.
Describing her own style as ‘classic with a dash of daring’, similar to that of her hero, Coco Chanel, she’s recently opened Salon 58 in Stellenbosch, a ‘quiet and calm space to provide a canvas for the senses’. It’s her ‘armoire’ of fashion, accessories and decor, where she offers one-on-one consultations as well as ‘soirées’ showcasing local talent (the first one in February featured jewellery by Pichulik, hats by Simon and Mary, and the new Drotsky range by Elaine du Plessis).
Above: Some of Jackie’s favourite objet include The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld; she adores flowers in unusual containers such as these Heirloom vases by Benjamin Graindorge for Moustache; and Spode crockery.
‘My editorship afforded me platforms to work with the most talented creatives in the industry,’ says Jackie. ‘It is they who inspired me to pursue this business premised on curation, collaboration and conversation.’