Touch A FEM­I­NINE

On­line store Spree has a whole lot of top lo­cal fe­male de­sign­ers on its plat­form. For Women’s Month, it is show­cas­ing Mar­i­anne Fassler, Leigh Schu­bert, Mareth Colleen, Brid­get Pick­er­ing for Ruff Tung, Anisa Mpungwe for Loin Cloth & Ashes, Cari Stephen­son

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LEIGH

Leigh Schu­bert’s col­lec­tion is an as­sort­ment of flow­ing dresses and struc­tured skirts in this year’s hot pas­tel hues of yel­low and blue. Drap­ing and play­ful hem­lines add drama to the range.

This dress is made from a soft stretch mesh that flows as you walk.

The con­tra­dic­tion between the graphic lines of the dress and the fluid move­ment of the fab­ric is just plain fun.

This num­ber is from the Leigh Schu­bert Sum­mer 2013/14 col­lec­tion, which is all about bold use of colour, graphic tribal el­e­ments and laser-cut de­sign.

RUFF TANG

Brid­get Pick­er­ing’s Ruff Tang of­fers beau­ti­ful dresses for ev­ery oc­ca­sion – from del­i­cate, day­time frocks, to more struc­tured for­mal wear. The col­lec­tion uses drap­ing to cre­ate vol­ume in ca­sual wear, as well as longer lines and in­ter­est­ing hem­lines. This yoke dress boasts two bold colours, which un­der­lines an im­por­tant trend this sea­son and the next: mono­chrome. It also comes with a two-tone belt to com­plete the look. Ruff Tung de­liv­ers im­pec­ca­ble crafts­man­ship. The brand is so­phis­ti­cated and is for women who are not afraid to em­brace new trends, yet fiercely pro­tect their in­di­vid­ual style.

MARETH COLLEEN

This skater dress is a gor­geous lit­tle black num­ber to own. It is fun and fem­i­nine, and de­tailed with beau­ti­ful mesh in­sets at the bot­tom. Mesh is very in for this year’s sum­mer months, and is com­bined with the skater-skirt trend beau­ti­fully, but in a way that can be worn sea­son af­ter sea­son. Mareth Colleen was launched in March 2011 with a wed­ding dress. Since then, it has de­vel­oped into a range that of­fers ready-to-wear as well as be­spoke pieces for women.

TART

Tart is made for women who lead ac­tive, en­quir­ing lives and are look­ing for sim­ple, fuss-free pieces to slip on and go. Cari Stephen­son from Tart de­vel­ops her own unique prints ev­ery sea­son. For win­ter 2014 and into the sum­mer months, be bold in an emer­ald green and black ze­bra-print, full-length chif­fon maxi dress. It has long sleeves, front pleat­ing de­tail and the skirt is cut on the bias, cre­at­ing beau­ti­ful move­ment. The dress can be worn as part of a sport luxe or a more for­mal/smart look for night or day.

LOIN CLOTH & ASHES

Anisa Mpungwe cre­ated Loin Cloth & Ashes (LCA) to give women an al­ter­na­tive to the lit­tle black dress. It is fo­cused on dresses and skirts that com­ple­ment the fe­male form. LCA at­tracts in­de­pen­dent women who are driven and take pride in their ap­pear­ance – at work and at play. The motto “dare to be dif­fer­ent” is the key prin­ci­ple in the house of LCA. LCA is known for its hid­den de­tail­ing, prints, el­e­gant edge, com­fort and fit. This skirt is a sig­na­ture style. It is la­dy­like and el­e­gant, but with that fun el­e­ment. This high-waisted, mid-calf skirt is a ver­sa­tile item that can be dressed up or down.

PHOTO: GLEN MONT­GOMERY @ SU­PER­NOVA MODEL: DANA @VI­SION MOD­ELS

MARETH COLLEEN

PHOTO: UL­RICH KNOBLAUCH @ SU­PER­NOVA MODEL: ALEXA @ BOSS MOD­ELS

LOIN CLOTH & ASHES

PHOTO: UL­RICH KNOBLAUCH @ SU­PER­NOVA MODEL: DANIELLE @ BOSS MOD­ELS

TART

PHOTO: FRAN­COIS VISSER @ IN­FI­DELS MODEL: SYD­NEY @ BOSS MOD­ELS

RUFF TUNG

LEIGH SCHU­BERT

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