Known for his unsurpassable architectural flair; Jacques van der Watt of Black Coffee has carved his own path on the runway since starting in 1998. With every collection there is always a great sense of loyalty to local traditionalism but with the approach of modernist fundamentalism - a place where construction is king and attention to detail subtly blends into beauty and innovation. It is with this unique voice that van der Watt continues to cement his place as one of Africa’s design greats. Black Coffee received the coveted Mercedes Benz Art Award in 2009.
Autumn/Winter 2015 marked the launch of the new diffusion line, Black by Black Coffee, bringing van der Watt’s vision to ready-to-wear.