Walking down Kloof Street, you are guaranteed to walk past a number of stylish boutiques, with attractive window displays that are arranged just perfectly to draw you in. Peering around the corner from Yours Truly, in a charcoal coloured shop lies a boutique quite different to most on the bustling Kloof Street.
Adriaan Kuiters has become a household name among the trend setters of Cape Town. The garments are architectural master pieces, using the finest quality materials and tailored to fit perfectly on any physique. Designer and owner, Keith Henning, describes his pieces as showing “strong silhouettes, minimal details and contrasted by graphic prints”.
Henning wants each collection in his store to talk for itself; whether it’s a simple white shirt or a jersey covered with graphic prints, it must be something the person wearing it must absolutely fall in love with.
With an industrial design background, Keith launched Adriaan Kuiters as a menswear collection and sold it at a stall in Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill. In 2011, the Kloof Street store came to life, and so did his stream of customers who followed him on his journey. He has a passion for collaborating with local artists, and for the last couple of years he has worked with graphic artist Jody Paulsen.
Together they have created fabulous pieces, and then two years ago they decided to take the leap into the realm of women’s wear. With jumpsuits, oversized dresses and fitted work shirts, women are going nuts for these versatile and extremely comfortable items.
Besides housing his own clothing range, Adriaan Kuiters also showcases some of the top young South African designers, which Keith has handpicked to be in the store.
Whilst browsing through the garments on the rack you feel as though you have a front row seat to the most glamorous and iconic clothing brands; Adriaan Kuiters really hits that international standard of style. Luckily for us locals, even though his garments could fall under the same category of top international brands, they still come at a fraction of the cost.
If you are looking for a statement investment for your summer wardrobe, then save up some hard earned money to purchase yourself a gift.
Address: 73 Kloof Street, Gardens Cape Town
Phone: 021 424 5502