July 27, 2012
Flirty, fun fashion at Cape Town Fashion Week
With a passion for travel, tourism and social media, Cape Town is the quintessential backdrop for Media Developer Leon Jamarie and his cape adventures.
With the City as his canvass Leon paints the town red covering a range of events and activities in the peninsular while staying true to the traditional culture the mother city offers it’s children,
Originally from Durban, Leon is still an accidental tourist in the city he now calls home and as such is on the line between resident and local tourist able to provide inside knowledge and flavour to the average mundane travel blog.
He is always on the look out for that hidden gem or typical CT party. If it’s fun, relevant, he will cover it.
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town is in full swing showcasing design perfection at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). What can we expect for the Summer/Spring 2012 season? It seems fun, flirty with a throwback to bygone eras are on the cards, with the runways also displaying a love of bold colours and prints.
We popped over to the CTICC and along with local celebrities, fashion lovers and curious clothes horses we checked out a few shows. Below are some photos from the event:
Before the start of the show Schubert, who designed the Team SA Olympic Kit, presented a custom-made black jacket with the South African flag to Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille. The show then kicked off with Schubert's pink and flirty outlook on summer complemented by the Ice Cream Ninjas' delicious ice cream.
Inspired by the film The Artist, the Habits Fashion show centred on 1920s-inspired designs, lots of floral prints, pleats and light, sheer fabrics.
"Keep calm and rock on" perfectly sums up the Craig Port fashion display. Sleek and on trend, the colour palette was mostly muted.
Gavin Rajah transported fashionistas to a fantasy land with his show. Lots of fabric, detailed beading and embroidery as is signature Gavin.