Natascha Rotstein, the designer and CEO of Tirisi, is originally from The Netherlands, and her husband, Julian Rotstein, is originally from South Africa. Natascha wanted to create a jewelry collection that encapsulated both vibrant cultures of each country; this was a challenge. With its intertwining history and magnetic allure, Cape Town became the canvas for the fusion of Dutch heritage and South African spirit—the birthplace of the Cape Town Collection in Tirisi Moda.
Picture Bo-Kaap: a kaleidoscope of bright and beautiful colours nestled within the streets of one of Cape Town’s oldest neighbourhoods. Its vibrant appearance whispers stories of resilience, emancipation, and the celebration of freedom. The houses, previously painted white when rented, blossomed into vibrant colours when enslaved people were allowed to buy these properties. The colours are a joyful celebration symbolising the freedom of predominantly enslaved Malays. They left their mark on the walls of this historic neighbourhood, painting a legacy of emancipation and resilience. For more historical information, read here.
Cape Town’s captivating spirit infused Natascha’s designs with a palette of emotions—bold, playful, and inherently free. From this inspiration blooms the Cape Town Collection: jewelry that embodies the vibrant soul of this one of a kind, Mother City. Each piece of jewelry is a fusion of colour, a celebration of cultural harmony, and a testament to the beauty found in diversity.
This collection is more than just jewelry; it’s a dedication to Natascha’s husband, Julian, whose colourful spirit mirrors the essence of his rainbow nation—a beacon of unity in diversity. It’s a tribute to the resilience of those who fought for freedom and continue to champion the values that define Cape Town and the rest of South Africa.
Join us on this journey through the Cape Town Collection—an ode to cultural convergence, a celebration of freedom, and an honour to the amalgamation of our unique heritage.