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July 24, 2012

Fashion Week Cape Town: spotlight on Ruald Rheeder and Alice Heusser

Ruald Rheeder, one of the emerging designers at the Merecedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town, chats to guest writer Sachiko Okada. Photo courtesy www.rualdrheeder.com

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.

For more information about the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town, visit www.afisa.co.za.

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.

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