Thursday, 2 August 2012

Arie Fabiani | Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town SS12-13

If you ever wondered who the man behind one of South Africa’s best luxury menswear retail brand FABIANI looked like; how he dresses for his shows or what he did before presenting his collection to the masses at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town SS12-13.  Well you just witnessed it. He walks on the ramp and ensures the setting is 100s and to see if all is immaculate as his clothing line. And of course he also deals with the outside world though his Blackberry!

And he does all this looking FABIANI picturesque! You just want to hang around and follow his steps to pick up bits and bobs of swag drips that might flake off him with every ego boosted stride he tackles!

I had an opportunity to chat to him backstage about the collection, whilst the cameras where rolling for my Expresso TV Show feature clip. Super chilled guy and eager to share his vision and craftsmanship!

His name Arie Fabian founder (well his dad was) of FABIANI. He is now the Brand’s Director at The Foschini Group after the acquisition deal that happened late last year. Would love to know what the deal here was, must have been some heavy documents and heavy figures and a huge bottle of champers that were popped after the deal went down!

See his Autumn Winter 2012 collection HERE

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