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Cape Town Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 [Day 2] – Habits

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With the 1920s in full swing at Habits’ show, calf-length, floaty and fringed numbers started off on the runway. Models stepping out in cloche hats and thin-strapped sleevless airy dresses which were either dark tones or monochrome; drop waist, fringed hemlines (which were very prominent in the 20s as people got innovative with hemlines), halter necks and patterned beading. Strong focus on attention to detail here with regards to accessories – extra long beaded necklaces, flapper head pieces and lace gloves put the icing on the cake during the bit of the show that referenced the 2os.

A sudden progression into separates with particular attention to the white cotton and sheer fabrics tailored into loose-fit shirts and skater dresses and with any S/S collection, we were introduced to the floral-summery bit of the collection; bright tones and floral fabrics with an addition of interesting vinyl overlays which we assume could be worn as rain coats.

Our favourite bit of the collection would have to be the pairing of lace/raw silk with maxi pleated skirts and peeking triangular collars; the bright tones and nude contrast we reckon gives off sweet symphony. Preppy, unusual styling – we love it!

Image Credit: Simon Deiner.

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