Cape Town Fashion Week 2013

All this rain, cloudy skies, going back to class after a sunny two-week holiday in Portugal…these are probably all the ingredients to a depression, but like those viral images on the internet say “Keep calm, it’s Fashion Week!”
This year, Mercedes-Benz teamed up with African Fashion International (AFI) to bring us the 2013 Cape Town Fashion Week at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), from Thursday, 8 to Saturday, 10 August 2013. It consisted of various shows of South African designers presenting us with their 2013 spring and summer collections.

My friend Cherri-Lee Rhode and I, went to see Kim Gush, Lara Klawikowski and Goat Clothing. If you don’t know anything about these 3 designers and would like to, you’re on the right place. Just keep reading!

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(And yes! We met Fairlady’s Fashion Editor Chu!)

Kim Gush has very exquisite creations, which made everyone give her a standing ovation at the end of her show. “Her garments speak of the crevices of our consciousness, of the beauty of the unusual and of un-human seductiveness.” (

I think the photos will speak for themselves:

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Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Kim Gush website:

Lara Klawikowski is a fashion designer based in Cape Town. She studied at Cape Town College of Fashion Design and since then, she won multiple awards; 2nd prize in the Foschini Annual Design Awards; winner of the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award, etc.

Lara Klawikowski designs are very imaginative, purpose-driven, and have been described as “wearable art”.

Here are a few examples of her clothing at Fashion Week:

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Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Lara Klawikowski website:

Goat Clothing is a clothing label created by a young Khayelitsha fashion designer, Peacemaker Hliso. The style is very urban and suits pratically everybody.

“It is my own interpretation of what the street-look should be. A lot of people seem to identify with my interpretation,” he said.

Take a look at his work at Fashion Week:

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The website is not available, but if you want to contact with this label, here is their Twitter account:

The dress that I wore was from Stradivarius, shoes from Tally Weijl and all the accessories were from Lovisa:

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See you soon,

Melissa De Sousa Nunes

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