Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in South Africa

JOBURG | CAPE TOWN | AFRICA

18 Stunning Creations from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Day 2

On the second utterly glamours evening of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town, we saw the cream of Africa’s future talent combined with some of South Africa’s biggest names to bring you a mouthwatering selection of stunning outfits! 

Here are 18 of our favourites! 

Check out our feeds on Twitter and Instagram for our coverage of all the prettiness as it happened! 

Let’s start with the up-and-coming stars from AFI’s Next Generation: 

Akedo by Eleni Labrou

The AFI Fasttrak Designer of the Year 2013’s street art-inspired collection kicked off Day 2 with masculine cuts in black and white. Check out our pre-event exclusive interview with Eleni Labrou here.

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Nicolas Coutts

Mixing urban city dreams with traditional silhouettes was the talented Nicolas Coutts. 

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Blanc by Alexandra Blanc

During the finale of Blanc’s collection, models exchanged pieces of clothing on the runwalk, showing off the versatility and coherence of her bold and curious range. 

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Ernest Mahomane

This delicate feminine collection from Ernest Mahomane was thoroughly enjoyable, as was the last of the young AFI Fasttrack Designers to exhibit. 

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Michelle Ludek

Michelle Ludek combined the modernism of the 60’s and 70’s with hints of Morocco and lovely bold colours. 

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Tart

Tart’s collection of assymetrical movement and shapes had a pretty-with-an-edge feel! 

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Kobus Dippenaar

Daring fabrics and classical lines were breathtaking in their elegance and flair from the legendary Kobus Dippenaar. 

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Ruald Rheeder

These sophisticated floral prints with classic tailoring and some shirtless male models later got a lot of appreciation from the crowd! 

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Non-European

With soft contrasts and bursts of colour, Non-European’s loose-fitted African styled ‘Express Your Identity’ collection brought authenticity and warmth to the finale of Day 2. 

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What an incredible Day 2!

Which one of these outfits was your favourite? 

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14 Incredible Outfits from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town

Last night was the first glittering evening of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town. At the tip of Africa some of the finest fashion on the continent came out to play under the flashing lights of the paparazzi.

Of course, we were there to bring you an up close and personal look at some of the most gorgeous outfits on the runway! 

Here are 14 of our favourites from last night! 

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Marianne Fassler

Marrianne Fassler kicked off the event in style, showing us exactly why Africa is the next big thing! Watch out world! 

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Shana

Shana Morland followed in her legendary mother’s footsteps with this flirty collection! Ready for summer yet? 

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Stefania Morland

One of South Africa’s best once again showcased why she’s so revered, with a Japanese Lolita look we totally loved! 

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W3ST

The new cool kid on the block showed us exactly why she’s an up-and-coming star. 

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Spilt Milk

These underwater creations had the crowd gasping! 

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Gavin Rajah

Gavin Rajah arrived in devastating oriental fashion! 

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Lara Klawikowski 

These magical garments were like underwater flowers from Lara Klawikowski. 

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(all photos courtesy of SDR photo) 

What did you think of last night’s show? We are SO excited for tomorrow, we just cannot wait!

Follow #MBFWCT for the latest, and catch exclusive pics on our Twitter and Instagram feeds. 

See you there fashionistas! 

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Interviews: Stefania Morland

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"…truly distinctive clothing for people who respect and celebrate life."

Today we have the privilege of chatting to legendary South African designer Stefania Morland about her upcoming Spring/Summer collection, which combines medieval with Lolita in the gorgeous mix-match that defines her unusual style. 

Stefania will be exhibiting on 24 July at 9:30pm during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town. We simply cannot wait!

Just look at some of these pieces! 

1. I’m wearing a piece from your new Spring/Summer collection. How does it make me feel? 

It makes you feel how we want any of our clothes to make you feel; beautiful, happy and ready to take on the world feeling great in the clothes you’re wearing. Clothing is so important in how one feels about themselves and it is very visible when one feels they look great. 

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2.Now I’m standing in the street. What are people looking at?

Colours and textures that compliment one another into an interesting outfit. Silhouettes that enhance a women’s figure into an overall beautiful look of great silky fabrics and embellishment.

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3.What interests you about Harajuku style?

We found many similarities between our signature style and that of the Harajuku style. We found this great quote about Harajuku saying:

“Smile and say Chiizu if you dress Harajuku outside of Harajuku, you will draw attention. If the attention isn’t positive, just smile graciously and keep going about your business. If they want to take a picture, strike a pose.”

Harajuku is based around the mix and (mis)match of the ‘Harajuku’ style originating in the youth culture from Japan. The style, typically mixing traditional Japanese with modern attire is the epitome of flamboyance, with childlike playfulness, colour and patterns all taking center stage. It is the thoughtful expression of ones individuality; as long as the end look is harmonious anything goes!

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4.Which fabrics are you currently playing with?

We’ve used many of our usual fabrics such as silk satin, chiffon, organza as well as tweeds and lace and lots of beadwork to enhance the fabrics.

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5.What’s the most incredible dress you’ve ever seen?  

I can’t pinpoint one dress in particular but there have been many dresses that have stood out. The best dresses are ones that combine all design techniques such as fit, craft and knowledge of fabric to produce a garment that makes the wearer feel and look beautiful.

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6.Which bit about being a fashion designer have you found hardest to master?

I wish being a fashion designer could be as easy as making pretty clothes and watching them sell out the moment they go onto the showroom floor, but the business side of things isn’t as easy as that. It’s hard work but luckily I am extremely passionate at what I do and have an extremely good team behind me so the positives far out way the negatives.

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7.You’ve mentored your immensely talented daughter Shana (who will also be exhibiting at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town!) What’s the most important lesson for a young up-and-coming designer?

An important thing for any up and coming designer to understand is that the fashion world isn’t as glamorous as what it looks like from the outside. It takes lots of dedication and hard work to firstly get your name out there and to maintain it. I would really recommend getting as much work experience as one can get before going out on your own.

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8. If you could be inside the head of any designer in the world for a single day, who would it be?

Alberta Feretti - I really appreciate her style and appreciation for quality fabrics.

9.How would you respond to those who believe fashion is a soulless industry?

I don’t agree with that statement at all. An industry that creates jobs all over the world and  empowers individuals I would say I’m extremely proud to be part of the fashion world. 

As in any industry when people start taking advantages to put money in their own pockets that’s when the problem starts.

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10. If you were to pick a Mercedes-Benz for your latest collection’s photo shoot, which one would you choose?

One for each outfit, the choice is too big to choose.

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What do you think of Stefania’s beautiful mixing and mismatching? We just can’t get enough of it! Send us your comments on Twitter

You should also follow us on Instagram for the latest Mercedes-Benz news in fashion and design. We’ll be going behind the scenes at Mercedes-Benz fashion week Cape Town to bring you exclusive behind the scenes pics of all the glamour! 

Want to enhance your waredrobe forever? Purchase Stefania Morland’s provocative creations online here, or discover her exclusivity in person at: 

Stephania Morland ~ 153A Kloof Street, Cape Town

Stephania Morland & Shana ~ Shop 18A Blubird Center, Corner Atholl-Oaklands Road & Fort Street, Birnam, Johannesburg

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Interviews: Shana Morland

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"Fabric is extremely important to us…"

The superbly talented daughter of legendary South African fashion designer Stefania Morland will be showcasing her textures of summer at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town. We caught up with the young prodigy to find a more about her flirty new collection. 

PRO TIP: WIN VIP tickets to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town here (hint: all you have to do is take a selfie!) 

1. What does “summer in Cape Town” look feel like to you with your eyes closed, bearing in mind (for our readers) it’s the subject of your latest collection?

Cape Town is such a diverse and exciting city full of stylish and creative people on every corner. Cape Town truly wakes up in the summer time, transforming into a vibrant place (not that winter is too bad!!). I love the hum of voices on a summers evening and the endless options of activities that we have at our fingertips.

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Days are longer, everything cast over with a golden hue by the sun. Everyone and everything feels happier and more positive, elements that I have brought into the range through colour, shape and silhouettes.

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2. Would you say the Capetonian sense of style different from the rest of the country?

Definitely! It is generalizing but I do think Capetonians tend to play around a bit more with their outfits which does make for an interesting take on fashion.

3. Your garments are all made locally. How does this affect production costs?

Remaining local does have a lot of positives for our business as it allows us to be very hands on with our production runs. Not only that, but its good for us to know that we are empowering local seamstresses and suppliers, just as we hope the local market will support us. Being local is something that we are very proud of!

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4. Say I’m a fashion novice in Cape Town. The girls here are scary. Give me some tips to up my game! (Assuming I’m a girl!)  

Always wear clothes that you are comfortable in and make you feel good/sexy (depending on the occasion). Trends don’t generally suit everyone, one just needs to understand their body and what suits them and stick to that.

5. Prints are a prominent feature of your work. Do you advocate hand-drawing or computer aided design?

It’s mostly computer aided design. I got into making our own prints because of the very low supply of nice, usable prints from fabric stores. Designing our own prints gives us more of a unique feel to our garments as we create one for every collection. This season we’re also playing a bit with texture, so you’ll see a bit of embroidery in the new range.

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6. What type of fabrics do you prefer using and why?

I’m always looking for natural fabrics as far as possible. Silk satin is my weakness, but we also use a lot of printed silk chiffons and knits. What I like about knits, is you can combine it with more luxe fabrics to create an edgier more sophisticated look. I also love to create my own textures on fabrics by applying beads, lace or any other interesting trims.

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7. Your house is burning – what are the five items you wouldn’t leave without?

Our two cats

Phone

Lap top

Shoe box full of photos and sentimental things

My whole clothing cupboard :)

8. I’m visiting your store. How much cash should I have in my pocket?

Depends on what you are in the mood to buy. Our range is pretty diverse starting from casual day wear to more dressy evening-wear. Some items are one offs, others we make about ±15 of a style, so everything is special and unique.

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9. Any advice to the thousands of young designers who would kill to be where you are?

Get as much work experience in the industry as possible, and don’t be fooled thinking it is an easy and glamorous career. It takes a lot of persistence and determination to pursue fashion as a career. I am so lucky to have the best mentor (my mother) who I have learnt so much from.

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(images courtesy of Shana Morland) 

10. Imagine you’re driving a Mercedes-Benz. What are you wearing?

Some thing elegant and stylish, like a silk slip layered with a knit jersey and a great pair of boots.

11. Anything else you’d like to share with us?

The label is co-owned by me and my partner, Robbi Gorelick. I handle most of the designing side, while he handles mostly the business side of the brand.

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What do you think of Shana’s bright and airy summer creations? Send us your comments on Twitter or how about popping Shana herself some Twitter love?

You should also follow us on Instagram for the latest Mercedes-Benz news in fashion and design. And don’t forget to check out Shana on Instagram for a insider’s glimpse into the world of the next big thing! 

You can get hold of Shana’s gorgeous outfits online here, or experience her beautiful touch in person at: 

Cloth and SteelShop 4 Buitenkloof Studios, Gardens, Cape Town

Stephania Morland ~ 153A Kloof Street, Cape Town

Stephania Morland & ShanaShop 18A Blubird Center, Corner Atholl-Oaklands Road & Fort Street, Birnam, Johannesburg

WIN FREE VIP Tickets to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town!

VIP tickets. The biggest fashion event of the year. Sound good? 

Rub your superbly dressed shoulders with the likes of Gavin Rajah, Stefania Morland, Lara Klawikowski, Spilt Milk, W35t and Shana, on 24 July during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town.

You’ll get pampered among country’s most beautiful and talented fashionistas in the VIP section at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). 

Oh, and it’s just so easy to WIN! 

Check out these 2 separate competitions: 

1. HOW TO WIN SA FASHION GIRL’S TICKETS!

(Hint: all you have do is take a selfie!) 

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2. HOW TO WIN FASHIONISTA CT’S TICKETS! 

(Hint: all you have to do is send a selfie with a Mercedes-Benz car/logo!) 

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Mercedes-Benz Interviews: Lara Klawikowski

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"…best described as wearable art."

In the second of our Mercedes-Benz Fashion Interviews, we give you a sneak peek into the fairy-tale waterland of LARA KLAWIKOWSKI. Her gorgeous organic forms are first up on the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town. Don’t miss her new collection at 6pm on the 24 July at the CTICC!

Look at these creations! We can’t wait! 

1. Tell us about the frozen flower and the ice-cube!

It sparked the concept for my S/S 2014-2015 collection. I was inspired by the unusual beauty of warped frozen perspectives of flowers in ice-cubes, how each plane of an ice-cube is a unique view of the same object within. The collection is inspired by the way water in its different states changes the perspectives and textures of objects.

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I explored the visual mutations that different states of water have on an object, the beauty of hydration and dehydration, the effects of excess and depletion, and their juxtaposition, how the addition and subtraction of water can conceal, reveal and accentuate the details and lines in leaves and flowers, and the way leaves and flowers have been used in traditional clothing.

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2. You won numerous awards as a fashion design student. Did they help propel your work into the fashion industry and make it easier for you to make a name for yourself?

Each competition and award has given me a chance to show who I am as a designer and it’s been interesting to see how the fashion industry has responded to different ideas. It has helped shaped my signature style.

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(images courtesy of Cirque Magazine) 

3. Imagine I’m you in 10 years. What are you wearing? Where are you standing?

I’m wearing LARA KLAWIKOWSKI. I’m in a studio, figuring out to turn a new material into something beautiful to wear.

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4. You‘re known for your use of unusual materials. Why the preference and where do you source them?

Unusual materials introduce new textures and sculptural qualities to clothing and help me create designs I might not have imagined possible. I source them all over.  

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5. What historical time period do you draw the most inspiration from?

Different elements from various historical time periods inspire me constantly. My Spring / Summer 2014-2015 collection draws inspiration from the use of plants and flowers in traditional clothing.

6. What is more important for you as a designer – the fit of the garment or its colour and form?

I love experimenting with fit, form and colour in each collection. I enjoy the challenge of designing clothing with strange proportions that are still flattering to wear and accessible to different body types.

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7. Who is your least favourite designer?

I appreciate all creative work.  My favourite designers change all the time.

8. What do you obsess about?

Progress. I obsess about whether what I am designing is progressive/unique/memorable/innovative/new/relevant/worthy.

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(image courtesy of Elle Magazine) 

9. What’s the most amazing thing you’ve ever worn?

I bought a dress from All Saints in London. It has loads of layers, strings and loops attached (it’s like a old ship) and you can wear it in multiple ways. It came with a manual but they had run out of them and my flight was leaving that day, so I bought the dress without the manual. It takes me about 45 min to work out how I will wear each time I do wear it. It’s the ultimate conundrum but It always looks different and amazing.

10. Anything else you’d like to share with us?

You can see my Spring / Summer 2014-2015 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2014 on 24 July at 6pm at the CTICC.

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Wowwed as much we are? You can purchase Lara’s magical creations at her studio at 59 Roodebloem Road, Woodstock, by appointment only. 

Join the glamour when you get your tickets to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, available here.  

Did you love Lara’s work as much as we did? Send us your comments on Twitter! You should also follow us on Instagram for the latest Mercedes-Benz news in fashion and design. 

Mercedes-Benz Interviews: Eleni Labrou of AKEDO

  "Even if you didn’t ask. AKEDO is what you’re going to get."

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In the first of our Mercedes-Benz Fashion interviews, we profile Fastrack Designer of the Year 2013, Eleni Labrou of AKEDO. She’ll be showcasing her new cool-kids collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2014 at 5pm on 25 July at the CTICC. We couldn’t be more excited! 

1. I’m wearing AKEDO. How does it make me feel?

AKEDO is confident. It allows you to be who you are. It is not pretentious and it is what it is. The beauty of wearing AKEDO is that you determine how you feel in the clothes, not the other way around.

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(image courtesy of spree.co.za) 

2. Now we’re at a party and we’re all wearing AKEDO. What music is playing? Send us a link!

ASAP Rocky - Bass (Produced by Clams Casino) (LiveLoveA$AP)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX6RnXebHmw&feature=kp

4. Talk to us about Hong Kong street artist Tsang Tsou Choi.

Tsang Tsou Choi is an incredible street artist. I really love his work not only because of the aesthetic appeal but because of his state of mind and reasoning behind his artworks. His was a complete crazy man and dedicated his life to ‘marking’ his ancestral territory. He definitely had an unhealthy obsession which is a flaw that draws me to him and his work.

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(Tsang Tsou Choi’s street calligraphy) 

5. When you’re exploring the line between wearable and innovative/quirky, which way does your instinct take you?

Oh definitely the weird innovative way. I always run every design through my boyfriend Dillon du Plessis who helps me calm myself down and find that beautiful balance.

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(image courtesy of spree.co.za) 

6. Which designer makes you envious?

Alexander Wang, MSGM, Kenzo. I am incredibly envious of not only their design ability but the brand identity they have created as well.

7. What’s your creative process for bringing out your inner weirdo?

I don’t have a ‘process’. I read, watch, look, listen to everything going on in the world. Socially, politically, artistically… when one can understand the time they live in and respond accordingly- that is when you gain the ability to create beauty.

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8. You won the Fastrack Designer of the Year Award in 2013. Any advice for the young dreaming designers?

To not be scared. To not doubt yourself. And to really consider if this is the industry you want to be in because it is very difficult and demands every single part of you.

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(Eleni Labrou, image courtesy of AKEDO) 

9. If you were an item of clothing, what would you be?

Black jeans.

10. If you could custom design the finish on a Mercedes-Benz (The Mercedes-Benz AKEDO!) what would it look like?

Oh wow. I think Mercedes-Benz has done a pretty great job already. Maybe it wouldn’t be the aesthetic of the car I would change but rather what happens in the car. Maybe all surfaces would have LED screens with the raddest film footage and the best music so when you’re inside the car you would feel like you’re inside the film. But that’s probably why I’m not working for Mercedes-Benz.

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(image courtesy of spree.co.za) 

Don’t miss AKEDO showcasing at 5pm on Friday 25 July at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town at the CTICC! Get your hot little hands on your tickets here.

You can also order your very own AKEDO pieces online here and here

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(image courtesy of spree.co.za)

What do you think of Eleni Labrou’s work? Send us your comments on Twitter! You should also follow us on Instagram for the latest Mercedes-Benz news in fashion and design. 

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2014 Official Dates Confirmed!

Have your super-powered fashion senses begun tingling? You’re probably sensing something big around the corner - and you’d be right!

It’s officially time for the impossibly gifted to gather at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town (MBFWCT) 2014, which we can confirm (with overwhelming excitement!) is set 24 to 26 July at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

25 of South Africa’s hottest and most outrageous talents will be exhibiting over 15 shows, flashing their gorgeous creations around the World Design Capital of 2014! Here are some delightful tidbits of those exhibiting for you: 

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Hello Spilt Milk Creations, who give women the confidence to be playful and imaginative.

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And the ever-luxurious Gavin Rajah, whose work is becoming synonymous with discerning style. 

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Here’s Lara Klawikowski, which helps its wearers to appreciate the value of the art behind the design and garment construction. 

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And of course Stephania Morland, epitomising exclusivity, devoted attention and superior quality. 

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What about W35T, balancing opposites: hard and soft, feminine and masculine? 

The Mother City will be represented by SHANA, W35T, Lara Klawikowski, Pichulik, Nicholas Coutts, Michelle Ludek, Tart, Ruald Rheeder, Non-European, Spilt Milk, Lo, Lazuli, Danielle Margaux and Selfi. 

Meanwhile Durban will be adding the renowned Leigh Schubert and Loin Cloth & Ashes will be bringing their daring designs from Joburg. 

But MBFWCT won’t just be about the big names - it’s also about the future. Here are some of tomorrow’s labels you can see taking on the world on Day 2: 

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Akedo, which strides the fine line between classic and weird! 

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Blanc, who aim to inject the fleeting essence of the abstract into the tangible and the wearable. 

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Nicolas Coutts, a collaboration between graphics artists and fiber art designers. 

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Ernest Mahomane, whose structured designs incorporate touches that celebrate the female form. 

The AFI Next Generation will be complimented by a new addition to this year’s show, a special edition of AFI’s popular FashionTalks seminars. We’ll be talking about how best to commercialise creativity and will be premiering the international fashion documentary, Advanced Style in South Africa. We’ll also be chatting with the film’s creators and local industry leaders on how an innovative approach to growing a small idea can turn it into an international success! 

Talking of success, how about one more sneak peek at what you can look forward to! 

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Here’s Kobus Dippenaar, who has built a reputation on individuality, with garments that accentuate their wearers’ best features. 

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Lo, who create wearable, fashion-forward designs we really love!  

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Michelle Ludek, whose love affair with organic shapes and contemporary use of colours reflects the modern, urban women of South Africa. 

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Non-European, who will be using bursts of bright colour this year, experimenting with details of structure hidden within a loose fit to make a functional form.

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And Pichulik and Kat Van Duinen, who produce timeless and elegant African-inspired aesthetics. 

We can’t wait for you to come join thousands of fashion entrepreneurs, buyers, industry professionals and local and international media in Cape Town as we celebrate fashion from 24-26 June at the CTICC. 

More news on where to get tickets will be forthcoming! 

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MERCEDES-BENZ IN THE MOVIES: MANDELA AND HUNGRY FERRETS

Mercedes-Benz has been a darling of Hollywood for over 60 years, from race-cars to imposing sedans even hovercraft (Spaceballs anyone?) The brand has played leading roles in films from The Transporter, to North by North West to Transformers: The Dark Side of the Moon. So what’s Mercedes-Benz up to lately on the big screen? 

Madiba and Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz has played a prominent role in Mandela’s life, one which he always appreciated as a self confessed car fanatic! In 1990, a community of East London factory workers hand-crafted a Mercedes-Benz for a man they’d never set eyes on. After 27 years in prison, Mandela was presented with a shiny red 126 series S-Class, today on display at the Apartheid Museum. Mercedes-Benz is also the global partner of the Laureus World Sport Awards – the sporting world’s equivalent of the Oscars, where Madiba declared at the inaugural event in 2000 “Sport has the power to change the world!”

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(image courtesy of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory) 

This phrase (so powerfully captured by South Africa’s 1995 world cup triumph) subsequently became the motif for the Sports for Good Foundation, which provides support over 150 projects using the iconic power of the world’s greatest sportsmen and women. In 2008, Mercedes-Benz was a again lead sponsor of the famous 46664 concert, which honoured Mandela on his 90th birthday. Today, Mercedes-Benz is a partner of 21 Icons, a Madiba-inspired project that shares the stories of remarkable South Africans in an effort to inspire positive change in the world.

Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom

In the wake of Madiba’s passing last year at the age of 95, Mercedes-Benz continues our privileged association with this South African giant through the biopic “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”, which features a number of historic Mercedes-Benz’ models, including that famous S-Class. Mercedes-Benz  supported a charity drive on the eve of the premiere in Germany with VIP chauffeur services and was the official vehicle sponsor of the South African premier. 

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Vaterfreuden / “The Delights of Fatherhood

Mercedes-Benz also stars as a major supporting role in the new German comedy, Vaterfreuden or “The Delights of Fatherhood.” The lead character (Matthias Schweighöfer) is a sperm donor and ladies man whose adventures are cut short by an encounter with a hungry ferret.

Now a eunuch, he must find the best possible person to carry on his only chance of a family. The female in question (a famous TV presenter) drives a CLA and the unfortunate hero’s unreliable brother drives a 123-series Estate. Mercedes-Benz responded by supporting the international tour that ranged from Germany to Austria earlier this year. 

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(Matthias Schweighöfer, who directed and stars in the German comedy, Vaterfreuden) 

What’s your favourite example of a Mercedes-Benz in fillm? 

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The inaugural Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South Africa International Fashion Film Festival ran from 5-7 June 2014 at Crossley & Webb in Cape Town. Have a look at some highlights!