It almost felt like I was going to my matric ball (prom) again. Getting all dressed up and walking down a red carpet. Except, it was the opening of Mercedes Benz Cape Town Fashion Week.
The event was held at City Hall, and in my opinion one of the most beautiful buildings in Cape Town. The setting created such a perfect ambience for Cape Town Fashion Week’s 10 year birthday.
I wore my grandmother’s vintage skirt she bought in Athens, Greece, in the 70s, her necklace and bracelet from Paris, and a vintage purse. It felt SO great wearing this outfit.
I’ve decided to only show you a sneak peek of the three shows I attended as I’ll be doing a full report in the next issue of VL magazine (which is released on the 14th of August).
Delicate, dreamy and fun is what I used to describe this collection.
Because I write for Vintage Lifestyle magazine, and because I personally love vintage, I always look for something vintage inspired in a new collection. For Rosenworth, it was lace and 60s shift dresses. What I also loved was the array of bright colours – yellow, orange, green and electric blue.
Next up was Philosophy. Most of the collection consisted of bold prints, patterns and colours. I have to say though, that I love these two dresses the most. I guess I’m a sucker for detail and dreamy dresses – dresses that stand out among the rest.
Have you ever been to a fashion show that made you feel like you’re in a fairy tale? So beautiful that you had to hold back your tears? KLUK CGDT’s show was absolutely breathtaking.
Fashion folk were greeted by an orchestra as they made their way into the main hall and in the centre of the hall lay a large round table with sweet treats (including macaroons, meringues and cupcakes), candle holders, orchids and roses all in shades of purple, pink and blue. This table turned out to be the ramp. It was like I was in heaven. To top that off, a beautiful rendition of Over The Rainbow by A’Capella group D7 followed.
Then the show started: Think ballet dancers, fairy tale music and gorgeous dresses. (Just BTW…if you want to make me weep, then play music from Cinderella or Mary Poppins.) I had to hold back my tears at the finale as the designers went on stage to take their bows. The silver confetti rained on the applauding crowd as the nostalgic fairy tale music played. A fashion show I wished the whole world could see.
Photographs by SDR photo