From high fashion to emerging designers, Cape Town, affectionately known as the Mother City, has something for everyone when it comes to matters of style and allurement of all things beautiful. So, when it comes to seeking fashion and flare in this city, you’ve certainly come to the right place.
The Cape’s summer atmosphere and sophisticated Afro-Euro blend heavily influences the sartorial choices of its inhabitants. Long gone are the days when buying local meant picking up a strand of beads, usually from somewhere else in Africa. Boutiques and emporiums of South African designers offer a world-class retail experience.
Cape Town has a long tradition of ‘Cut, Make and Trim’ (CMT), small workshops of highly-skilled workers who specialise in millinery, embroidery and sewing. Most local boutiques have a CMT at the back of the store and, in the past few years, the fashion industry has made a concerted effort to keep production local in order to create employment.
Creativity is exploding in Cape Town as design moulds are being broken. This is a brave new world that is chucking out the rules and inventing new ones, taking the best of past design and refashioning it with what’s current and relevant. A South African style is emerging and it has as much to do with colour and texture as it has to do with nature, a sense for space and context, and a thrilling mix of cultures.
So, when you are in Cape Town, why not book a private vehicle and guide with us? Your esteemed guide will show you the secret streets of the Mother City with all her boutiques and fashion design houses, big and small. You will most certainly come home with items that have been created with thought, love and care – something to cherish forever.
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