My most humble apologies for this extremely delayed post. I had been meaning to write on my experiences of this year’s Mercedes Benz Cape Town Fashion Week but without notice (lol) life happened.
Fashion Week in Cape Town took place about a month ago and I was fortunate enough to have attended a few shows. I had the privilledge of attending the following shows: Sheryl Authur and Ruald Rheeder on Friday, Loin, Cloth & Ashes, Morphe, Thula Sindi and Fabiani on Saturday.
To be brutally honest, one of my main concerns with attending Fashion Week this year was what to wear, last year I found myself dressed in what I thought was my Sunday best until I arrived and felt tacky, backward and out of place. This year, I opted to go for outfits that were on trend and a little more sophisticated. I think the worst thing for me is to be attending FASHION week and looking like you were going to Wimpy for Brunch. What I did notice however is that only a hand full of attendees had the same mindset as mine. Personally, the two people who stood out for me were Aisha Baker (Baked the Blog) and Aqueela Harron (Fashion Breed). These two lovely ladies literally looked like they had just flown in from Paris/New York Fashion week. What I loved the most about their outfits was that both ladies were showing off the local flair with their designer outfits yet still remaining on trend.
I enjoyed all the shows that I attended but Thula Sindi and Loins Cloth & Ashes stood out for me. I loved the animal print, gold and leather accents showcased by Thula Sindi and I loved the transparent caps, oversized envelop clutch bags and the entire retro feel that the show had. I am no fashion analyst, but I know great clothes when I see them.
On the downside, I was very disappointed to see that there were lots of empty seats at some of the shows. This upsets me because I know that a lot of complementary tickets are distributed. I just hope that next time those tickets are given away to people who are all about fashion or would like to experience fashion week.
that’s it from me (till next year)