We all know the frustration of living in a no-touch world. As a testament to that, local luxury-brand owner Kat van Duinen and acclaimed Cape Town-based photographer Gavin Goodman have put all our tumultuous emotions into an elegant visual story in their latest campaign collaboration featuring her son Frédéric.
The campaign visually removes our senses to convey feelings of solitude, isolation, depression, and yearning for sensory stimulation that have been all too familiar in this pandemic. Even though they were photographed wrapped in plastic or held by sterile gloves, every exotic leather bag — from the aubergine-coloured weekender and the crocodile and python crossbodies to the ostrich mini-bags and totes — showcases the marvel that is Van Duinen’s craftsmanship.
• From the August edition of Wanted, 2021.