Make sure you’re in touch with the locally produced labels trailblazing all around you in this creative city. Here are four original Cape Town brands to love and look for this Summer:
1. Amy Ayanda:
Shop the designs of Cape Town based artist and musician Amy Ayanda to be your best billowy self. From bell dresses, linen robes and strappy summer dresses, to hand painted tote bags and scatter pillows; this line is perfect for anyone who appreciates a flowy garment or a warm and dusty colour palette. You can find Amy Ayanda’s designs at The Neighbour Goods Market at (Old Biscuit Mill) on Saturdays or on you can purchase clothing items directly on her website at www.amyayanda.com.
2. Float Apparel:
With the mission to merge style and functionality, Float Apparel is simple and minimalist with a retro undertone. Here you’ll find pieces like polar fleeces for chillier days, and corduroy label caps for hotter ones. Think high-quality wardrobe staples perfect for beach missions, traveling and adventuring in general. Shop Float at 160 Albert Road, Woodstock or on their website www.floatapparel.co.za
Striking the balance between the edgy and the everyday is womenswear brand Maylee. With patterned two pieces, pastel denim jackets and printed striped pants – Maylee’s clothing is a bold and contemporary reflection of Cape Town street style, with an element of femininity that shows itself when it’s in the mood. Find Maylee at Orphan Street Clothing Shop on Orphan Street in the City Centre or on www.orphanstreetclothing.com
Made with hemp and designed for easy movement, this creatively conscious label is all about compassion towards both the environment and the human body. At SAMA-SAMA you’ll find loose-fitting dungarees in monochromatic shades – which you can add a personal touch to by requesting a change of stitching colour – that replace restriction with pure comfiness. Shop SAMA-SAMA at The Neighbour Goods Market (Old Biscuit Mill) or at The Strangers Club Restaurant in Greenpoint on Saturdays. And keep a look out for the launch of their website!
Which one of the four brands are your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!