Meet the Team
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Here are the faces behind your special gown! We are a coordinated driven and dynamic team that works together in perfect harmony.
The ground work...
Carike Nel accumulated her BA degree in fashion design from LISOF- now known as STADIO in 2013.
She has designed dresses and costumes for various artists and specializes in couture gowns.
She was awarded with the all-round best design student at LISOF for 2012 and best Avant-Garde range for 2013. In the following year she won Cirque magazine’s New Young Talent award.
She styled and designed dresses for various artists’ music videos like Lianie May’s dresses in Naweeklyfie, Volmaan performed by Leah, Tweede Kans performed by Riana Nel, Tyd performed by Nadine and plenty more.
She designed dresses for major music and stage productions like Afrikaans is Groot, KRONE and the Pantomime Doringrosie.
Her designs features in many magazines as well as the covers of magazines such as Rooirose, DEKAT and Huisgenoot.
She was nominated for a SAFTA for best wardrobe design for the film ‘Susters’ featuring artists like Leah, Diaan Lawrencen and Quanita Adams.
Currently Carike has her own studio situated in Centurion and absolutely loves making custom made gowns for clients, and designing gowns, costumes and avant-garde gowns. She manages her work area closely with her team.
Entering the fashion industry at a young age Carike has a lot of aspirations for the future. So watch this space!
Carike Nel Designs pretoria wedding dress
She manages the group. With knowledge and care she instructs and organizes the daily tasks. She’s one talented seamstress as well!
She is the beautiful face behind every message and phone call. She is the organizer and administrator. You can be sure she will answer all your enquiries with kindness and patience.
With her unique style and bubbly personality you can be sure she brings an extra flare to your garment. She sews like a queen and is a talented pattern maker.
She is the newest addition to our team. She brings talent and experience! Working with a still but strong ethic. She can sew any garment like a real pro!