July 30, 2012
Tart Designer Cari Stephenson Inspired by Cape Town for Mercedes- Benz Fashion Week
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.
Bright neon colours, pleats and pastels are the undisputed themes for spring/summer 2012, as evidenced by the jaw-droppingly beautiful outfits at the 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town, held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from July 25 to 28, 2012.
Tart Clothing’s Cari Stephenson truly impressed me with her versatile collection. Her Is Ja T-shirts are a chic representation of the quintessential proudly Capetonian attitude we all have, while her evening-wear dresses are a must-have!
“The Tart show is filled with spectacular vibrant colour, which is great because summer is going to be exactly that," says Joy du Preez of Poetry about Cari’s new designs.
In the video below, Cari shares her thoughts on her collection and just why she adores the Mother City so much:
More images from the different collections below:
Emerging designer Ruald Rheeder more than held his own against the established creative maestros with his wearable creations.
The men’s line was a brilliant mix of textures and bold colours, but I adored his new women’s collection, especially this breathtaking little number: