Thursday 2 August 2012

Michelle Ludek | Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town SS12-13,

A story of two tales – The Michelle Ludek Collection

Michelle Ludek known for delivering stylish silhouettes, flowing fabrics and fashion-forward designs, announces the launch of her first accessory spin-off: The Michelle Ludek Shoe Collection. This celebrated South African’s women’s designer will premiere her new shoe collection with her signature look of wrapping, draping and flowing fabrics.

The Michelle Ludek Shoe Collection will be available by order only and just in time for summer, but debuted at the runway show during Mercedes-Benz Cape Town Fashion Week 2012 SS 12-13 on the 27 July 2012. Designed by Michelle, these hand-made shoes will be produced by Bennett and co, using only the best finishes and fabrications.

Michelle Ludek explains “I am passionate about shoes and wanted to extend my love for shoes to my consumers. My fashion label is now well-established and has enjoyed tremendous growth over the past four years – Shoe design seemed like a natural progression for me, so I am very excited to launch the line at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week this year.”

That’s not to say that her attention has been taken away from her clothing designs, this year the Michelle Ludek summer collection intriguingly tells two stories, Michelle says “I have tried to find a balance between creativity and reality: while each story is unique there is an uncompromising liaison in each that takes its inspiration from the Art Deco period.”

Fans can expect tailored pieces, fringing and striped fabrics, reminiscent of the 1920’s while shots of Tangerines, Cobalt Blues and a unique colour, “Celery”, that the designer has created & developed gives the collection a brave, playful and sexy punch.

Impassioned about collaborating with up-coming creative talents, Michelle has challenged Bridgette de Waal who created all the crochet and knitted pieces in the collection and Belinda-Lee Ludek with creating exclusive inspired jewellery pieces to complete this summer collection. Supporting local fashion, Cameo has supplied all hosiery for the show.

MICHELLE LUDEK clothing range is available at The Space stores nationally, on-line ;  or Check out for a full list of stockists.

From The Desk of:  Dionne Domyan | MATCH CREATIVE | 083 326 1776 |

P.S What would Michelle Ludek show be without those bold, OTT accessories?!! I absolutely love them; they are wild, daring and out there. Larger than life they should walk their own show!!!

The one piece from this Michelle Ludek show forever engraved in my mind since then is that oversized suede super exaggerated fringed clutch bag. MY GAWD are you kidding me, I will have 5 of those on the rocks to dash please HIT ME!! Above is my top 5 looks from the collection that got my nod!

See what I had to say about her SS11-12 collection HERE


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