New Venue for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Words: Crush

 Cape Town’s most anticipated fashion showcase, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town, has found a beautiful new home: The Watershed and North Wharf at the V&A Waterfront.

 The new venues will provide a fresh backdrop for South Africa’s leading designers to showcase their Spring/Summer collections which takes place from 30 July to 1 August 2015.

 “We chose to move Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town to the V&A Waterfront to give this landmark event a revitalised perspective against a magnificent setting, placing this premier event at the heart of one of Cape Town’s most iconic destinations,” says Sizwe Nzimande, group marketing manager of African Fashion International (AFI), organisers of the event.

 Located between the food market and the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront, the Watershed is the redeveloped and facelifted incarnation of the iconic Blue Shed Craft Market and Wellness Centre. Its recent revamp has created a beautiful, serene space that is home to some of South Africa’s most beautiful and innovative textiles, fashion and jewellery, creating the perfect backdrop for the country’s leading fashion showcase. The Watershed will host the hospitality and ticketing elements of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town, while the nearby North Wharf will house the ramp for the Spring/ Summer fashion collections that will be presented by more than 30 established and emerging South African designers. A stellar line-up of local and international modelling talent will introduce the collections to guests flocking to be a part of the much anticipated event.

New Venue for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Guests can look forward to a magnificent marquee setting on the North Wharf that will perfectly display each designer’s collections as they are viewed by the local and international fashion industry and media, as well as fashion enthusiasts from all over the world. Along with a fresh new venue, fashion devotees can look forward to a modern ramp that welcomes new designers, bridal couture and a CSI initiative to make children smile

Tickets prices for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town range between R100 and R250 depending on the show and can be purchased at Webtickets ( The official schedule for Mercedes-Benz Cape Town Fashion Week 2015 is:


 Thursday 30 July 2015

17h00 – Goose Homme / Xipixi at The North Wharf

18h10 – Marianne Fassler at The North Wharf

19h20 – Stefania Morland at The North Wharf

20h30 – Habits at The North Wharf

21h30 – Adriaan Kuiters at The North Wharf

Friday 31 July 2015

18h10 – Lalesso at The North Wharf

19h20 – Michelle Ludek / W35T at The North Wharf

20h30 – Dax Martin at The North Wharf

21h45 – Ruald Rheeder and Craig Native at The North Wharf

Saturday 1 August 2015

10h00 – David Tlale at an offsite venue to be confirmed

15h00 – Lazulu / Imprint at The North Wharf

16h00 – Danielle Margaux / Lara Klawikowski at The North Wharf

17h10 – AFI Next Generation at The North Wharf

18h20 – Tart / Shana at The North Wharf

19h30 – Leigh Schubert / Ruff Tung at The North Wharf

20h45 – KLûK CGDT at an offsite venue to be confirmed

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