Lookbook: Marianne Fassler's Resort 2015 collection

South Africa's favourite iconoclastic fashion designer unleashes a riot of colour and pattern at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town.

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Veteran South African fashion designer Marianne Fassler continues her love affair with African prints, patterns and textures in her Resort 2014 collection. The collection of frocks was unveiled at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town last weekend and celebrated summer with plenty of sheer fabrics and flowy, feminine shapes.   

Not one to shy away from colour, Fassler opts for a saturated palette and bold ethnic patterns. The collection also features Fassler’s signature use of fabric manipulation, hand-crafted details, unexpected juxtapositions and impeccable finish and fit. 

The Resort 2014 collection is a spontaneous response to the arrival of summer and the abundance of what it has to offer, she says. As in all my collections there will be a hint of what has gone before and irreverence for trend with a healthy dose of playfulness, serious attitude and full-on fabulousness.

Flip through the gallery above to see some of our highlights.