MARIANNE FASSLER SIGNS ON FOR FASHION WEEK
African Fashion International (AFI) has announced that award-winning Johannesburg designer, Marianne Fassler has joined the already impressive line-up set to showcase at the upcoming Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town (MBFWCT) 2014.
Fassler will present her latest collection at 17h00 on 24 July for South Africa’s premier Spring/Summer sartorial event – which will feature many other celebrated local designers such as Gavin Rajah, KLûK CGDT, Stefania Morland, Fabiani and Craig Port, as well as several promising newcomers – at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 24-26 July.
The internationally acclaimed designer – whose diverse work ranges from ready-to-wear items to bespoke wedding dresses – has showcased in illustrious venues worldwide including La Ferme du Buisson in Paris and Museum fur Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany, and locally has won numerous awards. In 2010, Fassler received the AFI Fashion Award for Exceptional Contribution to Fashion in Africa and, earlier this year, a Marianne Fassler garment was nominated as Design Indaba’s Most Beautiful Object in SA.
“We are delighted to welcome yet another revered designer to the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2014 line-up. Marianne Fassler is highly respected in the South African fashion industry, having greatly contributed to its expansion and evolution over the past two decades,” says Sizwe Nzimande, spokesman for organiser and Africa’s leading fashion authority, Africa Fashion International.
At MBFWCT 2014, Fassler will join 26 other leading established and emerging local designers, who will showcase over three days in 15 shows at the CTICC, which will also play host to AFI’s other industry initiatives such as the AFI FashionTalks seminar, which will include the SA premier of international documentary Advanced Style, as well as the AFI Fastrack™ and AFI Next Generation designer incubation & support programmes.
- Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2014, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, 24-26 July.