cput fashion show I

I attended the end of year showcase of the Informatics and Design department at Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
The opening night was celebrated with a show by the Fashion Design students.

Frances Miller opened the show with a colourful, voluminous assault on the senses. 
I loved the all-out creative energy and theatricality of her collection. 
It was also very cohesive, with the big top / circus / ringmaster theme carrying right through. 
I always appreciate that!
Frances carried off the big prize of the night, deservedly so.

  Frances also won the Football Fridays Fashion Funk (that's a lot of F's!) competition earlier this year with this fabulous frock. 
One to watch for sure!

I loved the fluid romance in Rampai Motsau's collection. 
The ribbon loop dress is a feminine dream and the tuxedo dress is such a clever update!
Chantel van Soest has a clear signature with a soft, vintage feel. 
She should've put her own dress on the ramp, it was one of my favourites!

These three designers impressed me with their confident sense of identity, but the group as a whole was quite outstanding.

*All show images by SDR Photography


bench winter collection

UK brand with serious street cred Bench already has shops in Joannesburg Bloemfontein Durban and Cape Town.
The winter 2011 collection is launching next week.
Get your duffel coats, hoodies & skater gear here!

cosmo swimwear show

The annual, eagerly awaited, well-attended Cosmopolitan Swimwear Show will be held at the One&Only in Cape Town tonight. 
I happen to be in the market for a new bikini or three so their timing is just impeccable! 

style society pop-up boutique

The first STYLE SOCIETY pop up boutique is happening.
Cape Town
Fire & Ice Hotel
Ooh la la! 
www.stylesociety.co.za has their own branded Mini... jealous, me? 
Don't miss out!