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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town S/S 14 [Day 2]

This is the second day recap of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Capetown Spring Summer 14.

Like a lit match, the second day of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town sparked off with more beautiful bold pieces. The designers dazzled the audience with their Spring/Summer 14 collections, each more stunning than the last. A real feast for our eyes, Adriaan Kuiters, Habits, Rosenwerth, Cheryl Arthur, Ruald Rheeder, Kim Gush, Lara Klawikowski and Goat were the leaders of this second day.


The designers went out of their way to ensure the audience's satisfaction without compromising their creativity and limits. We must all remember that plain colors: white, black and flashy ones will be trendy for Spring/Summer 14. Get your accessorizes and jewelry ready for these plain and structural outfits. We loved Ruald Rheeder for the diversity in the entire collection, Habits for their flowing flowers & maxi dresses, Goat for their nice prints and Adriaan Kuiters for their plain colors and oversized sleeves. What is your favorite collection and why? Scroll through them all above.

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"I've never really been a big fan of the spotlight," she whispers silently early in our Zoom conversation. "I know that it comes with the territory, but when I got my big break and more people started to recognise me, I realised that I had to edit myself, my life, and most of the things that I'd do or say because I wanted to be careful to keep a part of me for myself."

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