Fashion Weeks

Arise Capetown Fashion Week, Ready? Set, GO!

Arise Capetown Fashion WeekArise Capetown Fashion Week kicks off with a line up of South Africa’s very talented designers from August 20th-23rd, 2009. If you missed out on our interview with our Ladybrille Woman of the Month, Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe, one of the key brains behind Arise Capetown Fashion Week, read all about her here.  Meanwhile, check out the Arise Capetown Fashion Week schedule as provided by the organizers and get ready for all things Arise Capetown Fashion Week on Ladybrille Magazine!

DAY ONE, Thursday, 20 August: Emerging designers
On the first day the CTFC presents The Graduate Show, funded and supported by the Western Cape Provincial Government, featuring the work of alumni of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, the Design Academy of Fashion and the Cape Town College of Fashion Design. “We are delighted to give our top graduates this platform, which we created as a service to expose the industry to the best talent coming out of university and colleges,” says Bryan Ramkilawan, CTFC chairperson for fashion education.

The CTFC will also present The Fresh Show, featuring first-time designers, including underwear label Undacova, Tarien Malherbe and Black Coal by Pumeza Mekuto. Homegrown Cape Town brands such as Misfit, Sway, Doreen Southwood and Tart will also present under CTFC. Tart has been selected by the CTFC for the second time after impressing industry experts at last year’s Cape Town Fashion Week. Known for its excellent construction, fit and relaxed, timeless look, the brand is expected to top expectations this year.

Day one rounds off with the Foschini/Nokia Design Awards New Generation Show presenting Michelle Ludek, debuting at Arise Cape Town Fashion Week with her classic, fashionably feminine designs and Lalesso, a brand known for bold prints and beautiful summer wear.

DAY TWO, Friday, 21 August: Sportswear, swimwear and style
Day two opens with the recent winners of the Arise Fashion Awards, David Tlale and Suzaan Heyns who will bring a new vibe to the catwalk. David Tlale, in partnership with Luella Shoes, will introduce their new collection inspired by the designer. Suzaan Heyns will present a capsule collection of absolutely conceptual designs.

And that’s not all for second day, fashion crowd favourite Craig Port will present his full summer collection following from his dazzling swimwear showcase at Arise Africa Fashion Week in June.

Also on day two will be another stunning presentation of swimwear collections by Lovewaterlove, Dax Martin and Tracy B. The swimwear collection is underwritten by The Southern Sun.

DAY THREE, Saturday, 22 August: Daywear and evening wear
Fashion-industry darlings, including Carducci Women, Gavin Rajah, Klûk CGDT, Fabiani and Stefania Morland pack the final day, promising a visual feast of daytime elegance and evening chic.

Visit Arise Capetown Fashion Week website.

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