Nomads of the City. The RU x LBD Experience.

11breezeplumdjangoAnyone who read my recent column in GQStyle, I have a passion for luxury artisan development in South Africa. Research Unit (RU) is perhaps the leading company in this area of progressive luxury leather goods market situated right here in Cape Town. Led by the dynamic husband and wife duo, Chad and Erin-Lee Petersen this small but highly skilled team has over the years built up a vast expertise in the arts and media, industrial design, clothing manufacture, and retail industries. Impressive when you think that the brand has only been around since 2011.

So it makes perfect sense for RU to collaborate with another leader in innovation and luxury goods, Little Black Dress (LBD) of Switzerland. A label created by two very talented designers Eliane Diethelm and Joanna Skoczylas,together this awesome duo creates collections that include stunning cocktail and evening dresses manufactured from high-quality fabrics sourced from Switzerland, Italy and Spain.

LBD will soon be launching their Spring Summer 2017 collection – “Nomads of the City”, which is their sixteenth LBD collection. The SS 2017 collection is inspired by and dedicated to woman who exudes valor and passion. Customers can look forward to creations with impeccable detail made from exquisite materials. Designs in this collection are wonderfully wearable items for every moment.

Th RU x LBD collaboration will feature the Pleiades Bucket Bag and versatile Orion Belt. Both products have been meticulously designed and hand crafted from the very best materials. The Pleiades Bucket bag is elegant and durable, has a removable inside pocket and is perfect to match any look. The Orion Belt being versatile and available in black and nude is ready to add that extra flair to any outfit.

For more information about both brands and to get your hands on exclusive product visit  or to pre-order now!