The fashion week trains never stops for too long, it merely slows down in every city, picks up a few passengers and moves on afterwards. Coming to a chilled pace in Cape Town meant it was time for the mother city to show off its most fashionable citizens. This year, no doubt, is the time to impress as attendees dressed to the nines in their best clothes. Ticket in hand and conductor ready, day one of Cape Town Fashion Week began.
The first show was Marianne Fassler, a legend in this industry. The designer first showed an African-inspired, fun and sporty swimwear collection but the real stars of the show were the beautifully crafted dresses that followed. Interesting materials were used in innovative ways making this collection a unique one indeed.
Up next was the highly-anticipated Lara Klawikowski. The artistic fashion designer produced a range that stuck to the brands image with quirky unexpected designs. The interpretation of her inspiration in the clothes were clear and truly inspiring to see such creativity.
Spilt Milk came next with a collection of pretty dresses in white and off-white shades. The soft fabrics were palpable from front row and looked divine to the touch. Majority of the pieces were definitely sellable, however creatively speaking I think the overall collection fell short.
Keeping it in the family, Shana Morland showed after her mom Stefania. Shana’s collection consisted of feminine and flirty pieces ranging from feather skirts to delicately embellished dresses. Shana definitely does best when she shines.
Nicola West, designer for W35T, showcased a true spring/summer collection – each piece oozed sunkissed holiday vibes. The simplicity of the entire collection is what brought it all together. Chic poolside gear? W35T hit the nail on the head with this one.