Pengelly

Ladies Urban Lifestyle

After completing her honours degree in Fashion and Textiles at Durban University of Technology, Skye started working in the retail sector of the fashion industry for a large commercial retailer. She gained a huge amount of experience and contacts and after several years she took the leap and left to start her own label.

 

Pengelly Clothing has been a dream in the making for over 15 years. Our aim is to produce and design locally, ethically and responsibly. We believe in employing and training the incredible talent from around Kwa-Zulu Natal. Many of the permanent staff at Pengelly clothing are third generation machinists and have learned their incredible craft from their mothers and grandmothers.

 

Our designs are a unique mixture between ladies urban lifestyle, ready-to-wear and the luxurious bespoke items for our private clients. Our design approach has always focused on who our customer is. We believe that our customer is a real woman who is a fashion leader that believes in supporting a brand withintegrity.

A WORD WITH

Skye Van Wyk

Designer and Founder of Pengelly

What made you want to become a fashion designer?

Being a fuller bodied woman forced me to explore and experiment with my own personal style, and I believe that this lead me to fall in love with clothing and how it can adorn a woman's body.

 

What style are you best known for?

Our designs are a unique mixture between ladies urban lifestyle, ready-to-wear and the luxurious bespoke items for our private clients. Our design approach has always focused on who our customer is. We believe that our customer is a real woman who is a fashion leader that believes in supporting a brand with integrity.

 

What item of apparel would you never go on holiday without?

Our Pengelly black viscose knit mew dress. (Throw it over a costume for a beach holiday, over leggings while in transit and pair it with a pair of heels for a dinner out)

 

"Never stop learning - stay inquisitive and adaptable."

Skye van Wyk

on advice for young designers

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