This event will be held (independently) alongside Virgin Mobile Cape Town Fashion Week. If you’re a designer it’s not too late to get involved contact The Runway to find out more. You can also join the newly launched Facebook group here and follow developments on Style Guide Cape Town. No doubt i’ll also do some posts in the run up.
The press release:
Confirmed designers and brands to date include Gavin Rajah, Give-It-Bag, Catherine Moore, Coast & Koi and selected designers from Portfolio amongst others. As a perfect accompaniment to the fashion the Baileys bar will be serving Baileys over ice to visitors and DJs will provide a suitably stylish soundtrack.
“The Baileys Fashion Weekend takes South African design from the ramps to our consumers’ wardrobes. Whilst Fashion Weeks present future trends to the industry the Baileys Fashion Weekend will bring South African style to the public in one place. With the profits from the door going to Unicef this is also an opportunity to support a great cause. This event provides an excellent platform for both established designers and young talent to interact and sell to style conscious and discerning shoppers,” said Lauren Jones, Baileys National Brand Manager.
There is a small entrance fee of R25 for visitors to the event and 100% of the profits from the door will be donated to Unicef. In addition a fashion-amnesty will be run at the same time where people can bring along spare clothes to the store – these will all be given to those in need throughout the Western Cape.