Category Archives: Press

All Roads Lead To Mall of Africa For Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg 2017

African Fashion International (AFI), owner and operator of the two prestigious Fashion Week platforms – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg (MBFWJ) and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town (MBFWCT), has announced the Mall of Africa as the new and official venue for MBFWJ’17 Spring/Summer.  South Africa’s top designers will showcase their Spring/Summer collections from 17 to 19 […]

#MBFWCT17 Designer Alert Black Trash

“Fashion is everywhere. We are all models and the world is a runway.” Kutlwano Mogojwe For Black Trash, fashion is a passport to creativity and has provided a profitable passion, as well as an opportunity for self-expression. Fashion lives and breathes differently across cultures and continents, and Gertrude Motopamele and Kutlwano Mogojwe’s birthplace of Botswana has afforded them the […]

#MBFWCT17 Designer Alert Quiteria & George

“Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment” Alexander McQueen For both Quiteria and George of the Quiteria & George brand, fashion means life itself and they believe that they have been blessed with the ability to touch the lives of others through their talent, and tell stories by means of design. Thriving […]

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017 Designer Schedule Officially Out

The awaited release of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town (MBFWCT17) designer schedule marks the return of Fashion Week to the Mother City, at Salt River Studios, on Friday the 7th and Saturday the 8th of April 2017. Following the postponement that was announced on the 24th of March, designers who missed out on an […]

MBFWCT 2017 Press Conference Release

Unlike fashion shows, nature cannot be choreographed. AFI held a press conference for all members of the media, designers, show producers, sponsor and service provider representatives on Saturday 25th March at 1pm at the Marina Room at the One & Only hotel at the V & A Waterfront; regarding the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town […]

#MBFWCT17 Show Postponement Alert

The second day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017 was regrettably cancelled. As guests arrived in anticipation of the six shows scheduled to take place this evening, the Cape winds picked up again in full force. Guests and members of the media were calmly ushered out of the show venue for their safety, just […]

#MBFWCT17 Fashion Alert Designer Boutique

‘I like my money right where I can see it… hanging in my closet.’ Carrie Bradshaw At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017, we aim to engage, entertain and inspire audiences, both on and off the catwalk. Off the catwalk, the Designer Boutique and Privé platform celebrates the rebirth of retail within the AFI stable, affording local […]

#MBFWCT17 Designer Alert AfroModTrends

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”  Coco Chanel  For Ami Yomekpe, multi-faceted Ghanaian designer and CEO and founder of AfroModTrends, exploration and experimentation of fashion has always allowed her creativity to […]

#MBFWCT17 Designer Alert Stefania Morland

“Forget the rules – if you like it, wear it!”  Stefania Morland  With her customers as her pillar, Stefania Morland believes that the greatest gift you can receive is the opportunity to build a career out of a passion, and her challenge in creating and growing her brand, was to apply her mind to the […]

#MBFWCT17 Designer Alert Taibo Bacar

“When you have an idea, you have to develop it for the world.”  Giambattista Valli    Experimenting with conscience, and always keeping in mind that he creates for the customer, the son of a seamstress, Taibo Bacar believes that similarly to using the same alphabet for a variety of different languages, so too with fashion […]