Fashion in the spotlight

In a photographic extravaganza produced by Opulent Living, 10 of the country's most iconic designers showcase their creations on performers at Cape Town's famous Zip Zap Circus School.
Lace and net tea-length dress and scoop-neck dress with traditional shweshwe cotton-print hemline. Designer, Thula Sindi.

Lace and net tea-length dress and scoop-neck dress with traditional shweshwe cotton-print hemline. Designer, Thula Sindi.

Velvet and layered black-net full-skirted dress with cropped jacket. Designer, Stefania Morland.

Velvet and layered black-net full-skirted dress with cropped jacket. Designer, Stefania Morland.

Gold paisley silk suit, navy/gold damask velvet coat and navy embossed velour pants from the Decadence Collection. Designer, Ruald Rheeder.

Gold paisley silk suit, navy/gold damask velvet coat and navy embossed velour pants from the Decadence Collection. Designer, Ruald Rheeder.

African wax-print silk chiffon shirt and hand-dyed tulle skirt. Designer, Marianne Fassler.

African wax-print silk chiffon shirt and hand-dyed tulle skirt. Designer, Marianne Fassler.

High-neck afro top with cross V backward mullet detail, true waist tulip skirt over cigarette pants from the Village Collection. Designer, Loin Cloth & Ashes

High-neck afro top with cross V backward mullet detail, true waist tulip skirt over cigarette pants from the Village Collection. Designer, Loin Cloth & Ashes

Spider mesh kimino-style kaftan with a duchess satin border from the Blooming Marvellous Resort Collection; Prada Nylon twill box pleat pants with satin tuxedo strip from the Bedtime Stories Collection. Designer, KLuK CGDT.

Spider mesh kimino-style kaftan with a duchess satin border from the Blooming Marvellous Resort Collection; Prada Nylon twill box pleat pants with satin tuxedo strip from the Bedtime Stories Collection. Designer, KLuK CGDT.

Erté-inspired hand-beaded bodice with silk organza ruffled skirt from the Couture Collection. Handbag from Lorenzi. Designer, Gavin Rajah.

Erté-inspired hand-beaded bodice with silk organza ruffled skirt from the Couture Collection. Handbag from Lorenzi. Designer, Gavin Rajah.

Shweshwe-print leggings with gathered  sleeveless blouse and lamé collared shirt with shweshwe-print suit pants. Designer, David Tlale,

Shweshwe-print leggings with gathered sleeveless blouse and lamé collared shirt with shweshwe-print suit pants. Designer, David Tlale,

White duchesse satin, custom laser-cut appliqué dress with fine mesh detailing, raglan-style cap sleeve, pleated waistline and flared hemline with train from the Princess Peach Collection. Designer, Avant Apparel.

White duchesse satin, custom laser-cut appliqué dress with fine mesh detailing, raglan-style cap sleeve, pleated waistline and flared hemline with train from the Princess Peach Collection. Designer, Avant Apparel.

Long-trained layered-silk wedding dress with houndstooth jacket. Diamond necklace by Shimansky Jewellers.   Designer, Abigail Betz.

Long-trained layered-silk wedding dress with houndstooth jacket. Diamond necklace by Shimansky Jewellers. Designer, Abigail Betz.

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