South Africa’s annual Spring/Summer fashion showcase, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town (MBFWCT) 2014 is set to begin this Thursday.
Over 25 of the country’s top designers will present their collections in 15 shows at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, from 24 to 26 July.
Designers to show include Gavin Rajah, KLûK CGDT, Stefania Morland and former ELLE Rising Star winners Nicholas Coutts and Anisa Mpungwe from Loin Cloth & Ashes.
“As Cape Town enjoys its status as World Design Capital 2014, AFI is celebrating creative freedom under the pillars of Fashion, Art and Design, with various exciting developmental platforms to add a uniquely engaging element to the event,” says, Sizwe Nzimande, spokesperson for African Fashion International (AFI).
If there’s one show to pencil into your diary it’s Thursday’s AFI Next Generation runway. Expect to see new talent in the design industry with Nicholas Coutts, Alexandra Blanc (BLANC), Ernest Mahomane & AFI Young Designer of the Year 2014, Eleni Labrou (Akedo).
What’s more? AFI Fashion Talks will bring conversations about how best to commercialise creativity with a special screening of the South African premier of the fashion documentary, Advanced Style, as well as a panel discussion with the film’s creators and local industry leaders on how an innovative approach to growing a small idea can turn it into an international success.
ELLE and AFI are giving away 2 x tickets to 5 of the #MBFWCT 2014 shows including Marianne Fassler, Lalesso, Lara Klawikowski/Spilt Milk, AFI Next Generation and Stefania Morland. To enter tell us which of these designers you love the most and why. Enter by leaving a comment below. Please note that no flights, transport or accommodation will be provided for. Competition winners must either reside or be in present in Cape Town at the time of #MBFWCT 2014.
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2014 is to be hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, July 24-26. For more information visit afi.za.com
See the 2014 runway schedule below: