We are joined Cape Town fashion designer, Mel Brookes. Mel is not just your average designer though, her clothes are designed the larger and curvier woman, so that she may also have the chance to be confident in the clothes that she wears.
The Cape Town designer, started her brand after she failed to find clothes that she felt comfortable in, and fit her well, after her first child. She had difficulties finding her right size or clothes that she felt confident in. She saw this as challenge and opportunity to design clothes for the more silhouette women of South Africa.
Her label has taken off now and has gained quite a buzz around it, she has even gotten an invitation to showcase it at the Oxford Fashion Studio, which is apart of the London Fashion Week. The Oxford Fashion Studio, has selected, invite only participants who are selected international designers. Her studio is based in Diepriver, which is where she displays her collections, which her latest line the Winter18 Collection.
“I wanted to create a capsule wardrobe of opulence - A look for every day and every event. It was about creating a feeling of richness in luxury fabrics, textures and even colours.”
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