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ARISE Cape Town Fashion Week: Day 2 Recap

ARISE Cape Town Fashion Week: Day 2 Recap
2009/08/24 Blueprint

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It was Friday so, needless to say, the crowds were out and the designers did not disappoint!

Day 2 shows included:

  • Suzann Heyns and David Tlale for Luella: Suzann is a LISOF-trained and Elle Magazine bred fashionista.  Her collection emphasized tailored garments and slightly avant garde designs made from quality fabrics.  David Tlale launched his brand over five years ago and since has shown at Paris Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week!  His past lines have been more colorful and vibrant however, this collection focused on muted, natural tones with flowing and feminine cuts and materials.  Look for him at NYFW in September!
  • Craig Port: The biggest hit of this show were the scantily-clad male models!  Craig Port used the runway to showcase the MISS PORT collection for women and the PORT collection for men, and he introduced his doggie-wear as well as his shoe collection!  The theme for the ladies was color and short dresses while, the men’s collection featured color-block suits and his signature, speedos!!
  • Swimwear Show- Lovewaterlove/Dax/Tracyb: Tracyb is an 18-year-old upmarket swimwear brand that makes suits for the women who isn’t afraid to show what she has! The swimsuits are manufactured locally in South Africa.  Lovewaterlove is the work of Laura Meek, Margit Wessels, and Amanda Miller. The collection was all about color and bold prints for the naughty-but-nice girl.  Dax was created in 2003 by Dax Martin.  Beyond being a designer, he is the innovator of seamless garment construction; the collection was fabulous!
  • Malick: Malick hit the design scene in 2002 and has been supplying boutiques ever since.  He featured ready-to-wear fashions that were classical yet original.  Malick also highlighted an apprenstice, Danielle Abrahams, whose line was cute and cutting edge, and very reminiscent of Toyko street culture.

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