We would like to introduce you to our uniquely exquisite, capsule collections featured with our dedicated worldwide stockists below:
Pavilion Parade website
Pavilion Parade is a cherished project of couture bridal and evening wear designer Joanne Fleming, working in close collaboration with South African shoe designer Caryn Wilensky to create a custom collection of exquisite artworks for the feet, available exclusively via the Pavilion Parade online store and the Joanne Fleming Design showroom in Brighton.
Based in the seaside city of Brighton UK, Joanne's other label is Joanne Fleming Design. The studio was established 15 years ago, and has gained a reputation for a detailed and romantic aesthetic which draws inspiration from other times and places, both real and imagined to create romantic gowns with a whimsical sensibility.
When Joanne first came across the fabulous shoe designs of beautiful Cape Town's Coast and Koi she was immediately captivated, and determined to see if there might be a possibility of working together on a collection.
Hitting it off straight away with Coast & Koi's owner/designer Caryn Wilensky (a true artist and so much fun!), much discussion was had about how it might be possible to combine Joanne's love of antique textiles with Caryn's impeccable design eye and colourful bohemian Coast and Koi aesthetic.
So the Pavilion Parade 'Signature Collection' came to pass, named for the iconic Brighton Royal Pavilion across the road from Joanne's studio, and the similarly famous Art Deco Seapoint Pavilions of Cape Town, just across from Coast & Koi's mini souk boutique.
Joanne sources and curates the collection of antique fabrics, from across Europe and beyond, carefully cleaning and stabilising them in the Brighton studio before they are dispatched to South Africa where Caryn and her team work their magic to create those wonderful babouche inspired shapes with their elegantly elongated toes.
These are then shipped back to Brighton for Joanne to add the embellishments; each combination is carefully selected from the studio collection of antique passementerie braids, fringes and tassels, and applied to best complement and reveal the beauty of the original textile. A true aesthetic collaboration.
Each pair of Loungers (the backless mule style) and Promenaders (the high back style) from the Signature Collection is a real labour of love and as a deliberate consequence of the use of antique textiles no two pairs are ever identical.
When you purchase a pair you can be sure you will receive something unique with a special connection to the past that will become a treasured part of your wardrobe for years to come.
In addition to the Signature Collection of bohemian flats created from centuries old textiles, we are excited to also offer the 'Recherché Collection'. This capsule collection (which will be added to on a continual basis) utilises some of the beautiful couture fabrics and embellishments used for Joanne's bridal and evening wear collections.
These designs are made to order, so require an 8 week minimum lead time, and they are ideal for those who love the general look of the Signature Collection but are unsure about the antique nature of the textiles and would be more comfortable using modern materials (we recognise that the vintage look is not for everyone).
Amanda James Gallery
The Museum Collection on Instagram
The Museum Collection is a boutique gallery that is located at 400 Gulfstream Blvd #7, Delray Beach, FL 33444. They are a husband and wife local artist team.
Their portfolio ranges widely from photography, painting (modern and classical styles), custom picture framing, hand painted pottery, textile design and our exclusive clothing design line.
James Knill's oil paintings are a unique exploration of color theory and composition. It is a distinct style that combines an application of color and hue with depth and abstract expressionism. James Knill is also a photographer of many subjects.
Amanda Johnson's Florida style portraits embody, and celebrate, women with the use of color and design. Amanda's love of flowers translates into a beautiful blossom of modernism. Amanda also turns her paintings into one of a kind textiles used for home and fashion.
Coast & Koi love the process of collaborating with Amanda James Gallery. Amanada is an artist and her work is printed onto velvet and silk, which is then shipped to Coast & Koi in Cape Town all the way from Florida, USA, along with her unique handmade jewellery and embellishments. Then Caryn from Coast and Koi makes magic by creating rare one of a kind art pieces onto a pair of babouches slippers. This process allows for a beautiful amalgamation of collectible and wearable art.
La Belle FiFi website
La Belle Fifi is a curated collection of fine lingerie, garments and shoes. All of the pieces are unique, ready-to-wear, carefully selected by owner and curator Fiona Dorst.
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Fiona followed her dreams and opportunities to the film industry in SF and LA, the world of Public Relations and Publishing in New York, and finally to a farm in Africa, and back again. Along the way, Fiona has been inspired by her unique surroundings and an insanely talented group of friends.
Her style is at once bohemian and luxurious, comfortable yet elegant. La Belle Fifi is her opportunity to bring together her favourite brands and introduce designers from the UK and Europe, Kenya and South Africa. The boutique is meant to be a gathering place of interesting and creative people, as well as unique and exciting designs. The entire mix is meant to reflect a sense of controlled abandon.
Sois Blessed website
The beginning of this significant project truly came from the heart…
SOIS BLESSED – A place of encounter and of inspiration, a place that is greater than just a concept store. They call it the “place of values” as their values dictate every aspect of their project. From the selection of their partners and extraordinary products to how they interact with their customers and within their team. They are interested above all in a cordial and kind environment. Coast & Koi are deeply honoured to be featured in such an exceptional store and movement.
Sois Blessed give back to The HOPE SCHOOL in East London, in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It is a school that gives 240 HIV-infected children a home - without any prospects.
Hope School children come from the townships. They experience poverty, hunger and violence. They are picked up from there every day and brought back after school. For many, the school is the only place where, in addition to education, they also experience food, medical care and, above all, security and love.
In cooperation with the SOIS BLESSED team, the children create wonderful and colorful drawings and patterns. With a lot of love and passion, infectious, life-affirming products are designed in a modern style - be it in our own non-profit fashion collection, which is implemented on Italian silk, or as lifestyle & interior products such as lamps, pillows or wallpapers with a manufactured character . Always with the goal of creating something unique, doing good and thereby making a difference.
Coisas de Viagens on Instagram
In the heart of Lisbon, is a curated showroom called Coisas de Viagens. They house a selection of exclusive shoes and original accessories. Here at Coast & Koi, we are very grateful to our followers, supports, champions and buyers, they have been there for us through the most difficult time.
We are keep carrying on and going forward. Staying creative which Caryn believes is the only way through.
Alo Alo on Instagram
Here at Coast & Koi, we are very grateful to our followers, supporters, champions, stockists and buyers, they have been there for us through the most difficult time. We will keep carrying on, going forward and staying creative which Caryn believes is the only way through.
Our team and I think of all of you a friends, even if we haven't met in person. We know each of your personalities and celebrate your uniqueness.
Thank you for being part of our Coast & Koi family.
Hello Are your beautiful shoes available in Australia?
Looking beautiful friends! Wishing you all the very best! With love, Amanda & James
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