Mercedes Benz Fashion Week kicked off in Cape Town on July 30th and it did not fail to exceed expectations. The event was a three-day assortment of novice and seasoned designers exhibiting their 2015 spring/summer collections. From ready-to-wear collections to the elaborate couture, this year’s designers did not hesitate to indulge us in Glamour. I’m going to share some of my favorite bits from some of the collections showcased at the event in runway recap. So lets get to it.
What stood out most about this collection were the seamless transitions between the dramatic and the demure. I saw what I would consider to be avante garde couture pieces as well as ready to wear pieces. Below are some of my favorites.
I have a great appreciation for strong patterns and simple silhouettes. Lalesso executed both concepts flawlessly with their fun and flirty, easy breezy collections. Check out my picks below.
With a very unique take on the norm Craig Native definitely blew me away. I love the way he transformed the on going sporty trend with hints of cultural influences however what stood out the most was his diverse line-up of models.
With a beautiful combination of bold prints and geometric silhouettes., Michelle Ludek showed just how versatile and show-stopping the classic kaftan can be. Again we see great blend of the dramatic and the demure.
In one word, whimsical. I love the femininity of this collection. The combination of the color pallet, the use of sheer fabrics and the soft silhouette lines brings out a girlish quality that makes this collection extraordinary.
I believe this collection was one of the more eclectic collections of the event. It featured some amazing one pieces but the headliner of the collection was the use of mixed prints. Mixed prints is a trend that a lot of fashion lovers are weary of and understandably so. What this collection shows is that mixing print is all about balance and placement.