In lieu of the Make Love Not War festival which takes place on 24 September, MC interviews the brands who will be showcasing the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s bohemian music theme through their designs at the event. The one-day festival will focus on Bohemian-inspired fashion and will take place the Grand Africa Beach where the free-spirited feel of these eras will be celebrated with fashion, decor, food, art, Ayurvedic massages and glassblowing.




Kara (a decor stylist) and Mary-Anne (A graduate of the AAA School of Advertising) are the directors of Matter Of Fakt. After working as an art director and graphic designer, Mary-Anne was inspired by the Namibian desert and it’s raw stones as well as a desire to find quality, affordable jewelry. And so Matter Of Fakt was born.

How did you get into design/fashion?

I always wanted to do something in fashion, I just wasn’t sure what or how. After a few other attempts, Matter Of Fakt was created and it all fell into place from there.



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Can you tell us a bit about the collection you’ll be showing at MLNW?

The collection to be shown at Make Love Not War will be a range of raw stone pieces in varying summer shades. The collection is also largely made up of beautiful natural crystals such as Amethyst, Rose Quartz and Clear Quartz. Brass plays an integral role in the collection, although there are also a few key silver pieces.


Where do you draw inspiration for your collection?

A lot of the inspiration for the collection comes from South Africa. This range specifically speaks of an African beach summer.






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Which current trends have you used in your collection?

We have many key trends covered in this collection, from delicate upper ear cuffs to the chunkier raw stone statement rings.


How has the resurgence of Bohemian style influenced your collection?

The resurgence of Bohemian style has influenced the collection in that we have many great stackable pieces. The pieces are designed to be worn together and in abundance.

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We’re giving 5 lucky Cape Town readers the chance to win a ticket for you and a guest to attend the Make Love Not War event.

From these 5 winners, one lucky person will get a R1 000 voucher to spend at the event.

To enter answer the question below. Competition closes 22 September.

Q: When does the Make Love Not War festival take place? 

*Entry is limited to our Cape Town readers.

Make Love Not War launches on 24 of September 2015. Events on 16 December 2015 and 20 March 2016 will follow. Events start at 14h00 and tickets (R200 each) are available from Nutickets or at the door of the event. VIP table bookings can be made by emailing No under 18’s allowed.