Recently I went along to the media launch of the new Rough Cuts collection by Skinny laMinx. It was held at Rivets and Rockets on Bree Street where the raw concrete, wood and metalwork was the perfect backdrop to showcase the new colourful fabric designs by Heather Moore. According to Heather, Rough Cuts is a fabric collection inspired by her love of Scandinavian style, but one that is quite at home in Africa as is evident in the simple geometric prints and earthy colours. The collection consists of five prints called Pebble, Rough Diamond, Brancusi Stripe, Bowls and Woodpile. The Rough Cuts colours include Sunny Sky (blue), Lollipop (coral red), Inkspot (black), Spruce (pale bluey green), Smudge (earthy brown), Pollen, Persimmon (burnt orange), Graphite, Taupe and Lemon Slice. Moore has also teamed up with Binky Newman of Design Afrika who has for many years been designing and sourcing basketry from across Southern Africa and making it available to retailers, locally and abroad. Moore’s Scandi inspiration meshes perfectly with Newman’s African aesthetic, and the collaboration of using the baskets in the product shoot for Rough Cuts has been a great success. Furthermore, the Skinny laMinx shop in Cape Town will continue to bring North and South together, as a range of baskets and felt weavings from Design Afrika will be for sale alongside the Skinny laMinx range. Visit the Skinny laMinx shop to check out the new Rough Cuts fabric collection at 201 Bree Street, Cape Town. Text and images: Kathryn Rossiter As the author of Becoming You, Kathryn is a mom of two, wife of nine (years that is!), Capetonian, book lover, chocoholic, francophile, magazine addict, prettiness magpie, amateur photographer, jewellery junkie, sometimes gardener, wannabe world traveller (on hold for now), terrible saver, reluctant chef, creative crafter, art film watcher, impatient driver, children’s book collector, list maker, saved by grace… She blogs to connect with the world and to remind herself of who she is aside from someone’s mom.