HAUTE EDIT showcases a finely curated, unique collection of fashion, accessories, ceramics, tableware, furniture, and homewares handmade with love by celebrated artisans from all over the globe. We honour the artisanal touch that breathes soul and love into every piece. We value the rarity, authenticity, tradition and heritage of each craft.
The collection features hand-made, limited edition and one-off collectable pieces that are great conversation starters, appreciated by collectors, tastemakers and style aficionados all handpicked by Kumari Govender, whose style can be described as a soulful alchemy of old world classic and contemporary.
There is a rareness and soul in traditional artisanship that surpasses luxury.
Haute Edit proudly supports Slow Design.
Meet our Curator of Style
Kumari Govender, is an influencer, tastemaker, curator of style, fashion entrepreneur and the creative strategist behind the South African Fashion Brand, Style Society™. Widely interviewed for her distinctive wardrobe statements, coveted for her canny ability to predict market trends and respected for the ease with which she can create brand interest through her thoughtfully vetted recommendations, Kumari is a one women army who has seduced a whole generation of style mavens with her piercing fashion insights, and her spot on recommendations.
The beginning (2016)
Launched June 2016
2016 - present
Curated Ceramics – Gifts from Africa:
The Haute Edit store is not for you if you are thrilled by perfect rounds and smooth domes. There is nothing factory made about what I stock. The items are a throwback to an age when people had meaningful conversations and food was as much about the presentation as it was the savouriness.
The focal point of the selection is the collectible ceramics by South African artisans. It is an ode to the revival of imperfect pieces that reflect your individuality. Pieces that are wildly different – some abstract, some sophisticated and some rustically charming.
Premium ceramics have always enthralled me. And now they are delighting the US and Europe. Highly sought after for their obvious one-off, handmade appeal, they bring the warmth of the kiln to your home. They allow curious guests to explore the newness of each lovingly crafted masterpiece while conveying the message that a ‘replica’ is impossible. Ceramics have the element of earth to them. And they absorb our hurriedness, calming and centring us to enjoy the present moment.
Ceramicists pour their imagination into the pieces. And when you buy an HAUTE EDIT item, you invest in a story that began in the studio and will live on in your home. The design, the engravings and even the shape and pattern of what you choose, you won’t see anywhere else. That’s a guarantee. A perfect gift for yourself, or a friend boasting the spirit of Africa.
Join the ‘slow revolution’ and change your world, one collectible at a time.
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