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1. Marianne Fassler con­tin­ued the work she be­gan with her Print-à-Porter col­lec­tion that was shown in Paris. She pre­sented bright colours, clash­ing prints and ex­per­i­men­tal hem­lines. The show re­vealed pleated fab­rics and mesh worn over neon colours. The high­lights were Fassler’s sig­na­ture leop­ard print and her show­stop­per, which beau­ti­fully em­bod­ied her Afro-chic theme – big with a per­fect clash of prints.

2. Ste­fa­nia Mor­land pre­sented a col­lec­tion that spoke of long, sunny days at the beach. The col­lec­tion had beau­ti­ful, del­i­cate, cream lace and voile, which was also shown with pops of pas­tel pink and red. How­ever, the best part of Mor­land’s show was the fab­u­lous and highly cov­eted black, brown and gold evening­wear that used beau­ti­ful silks and sparkly em­bel­lish­ments.

3. David Tlale launched his new bridal cou­ture range at Cape Town’s Gallery MOMO. He went for del­i­cate creams paired with bold and glit­tery gold em­bel­lish­ments and bright, printed me­tal­lic leg­gings. He upped the ante with a shiny emer­ald-green col­lec­tion and a fab­u­lous dra­matic skirt for men. Tlale brought high glam and a re­bel­lious streak to wed­ding cou­ture us­ing a mint-and-pis­ta­chio pal­ette, feath­ers, silk, chif­fon and met­al­ware.

4. Adri­aan Kuiters and Jody Paulsen brought sexy back to sports luxe. The col­lab­o­ra­tion was light, soft and neu­tral with great one­sies, long tees and funky vi­sor caps, which are a must if you’re go­ing to do sports luxe cor­rectly. They also pre­sented fresh monochrome looks, but it was their brightly coloured prints and long tees that stood out.

5. La­lesso went for a sexy boho-chic col­lec­tion of the cutest play­suits in tribal and geo­met­ric prints. The la­bel showed sexy hem­lines, cute cut-outs, re­laxed sil­hou­ettes and beau­ti­ful prints that are now as­so­ci­ated with the brand. One of the best parts of the show was the dig­i­tal print on baby-pink silk and cot­ton with touches of yel­low, coral, fo­liage and turquoise.

6. Habits opened its show with a nod to the East with ki­monos, high-waisted pants and long dresses in del­i­cate silks. While beau­ti­ful, it wasn’t new or ex­cit­ing com­pared with the sec­ond-half of the show, which played around with fab­u­lous maxi dresses with a cape de­tail for a light­ness and flair that made them per­fect for tran­si­tion­ing from day- to evening­wear.

The 2015 Spring/Sum­mer Mercedes-Benz Cape Town Fash­ion Week swept into the Mother City last week for three days of fab and glam col­lec­tions from a stel­lar line-up of SA’s new and ex­ist­ing de­sign­ers. Gugulethu Mhlungu gives you the

front-row ver­dict

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