CT fashion week underway

Big names such as David Tlale will show off their Spring/Summer collections.

MilQ & Honey unveiled its spring/summer collection at the launch of fashion week in Cape Town on 7 August 2013. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - Fashionistas are gathering in the Mother City this weekend to get a glimpse of South Africa's fashion future.

The 2013 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week kicked off at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Wednesday night.

Established designers such as David Tlale and newcomers will be unveiling their new collections over the next few days.

Organisers African Fashion International's Kyle Boshof says the public has a lot to look forward to.

"All of the designers have been working very hard preparing their Spring/Summer collections for 2013/14. This year's theme is fashion, art and design and we are very excited about that."

Cape Town fashion council Robin-Jade Carolis says the city has a lot to offer.

"I think we're definitely getting there. I think we are at the level where we can compete. People should expect things on international level from us."