July 24, 2012
Fashion Week Cape Town: spotlight on Ruald Rheeder and Alice Heusser
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
Fashion Week hits the Mother City this week. So slip on your stilettos, paint your face and get your fabulous on! Mercedes Benz along with AFI will host the 10th annual Fashion Week Cape Town at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from July 25 to 27, 2012.
Well-known and emerging designers will take to the runway, including Gavin Rajah, David Tlale, Kluk CGDT and Lalesso.
I spoke to Alice Heusser, co-designer of Lalesso, who let us in on her inspiration for the collection. With celebrities, such as Rihanna, Sienna Miller and Halle Berry favouring their designs, it’s no wonder Kimora Lee Simmons made an appearance at Lalesso's show at last year’s Fashion Week.
Exciting new designers, such as Adriaan Kuiters and Ruald Rheeder, make their first appearance at this year’s event. Popular menswear designer Rheeder will launch his women's range at Fashion Week and he and I chatted about what to expect from his collection.
Sachiko Okada is a passionate Capetonian with a flair for fashion and style. For more of her fashion experiences, visit www.sachi.co.za or follow her on Twitter at @sachi_okada.