LARA KLAWIKOWSKI A/W 2017 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017

Our Autumn/Winter 2017 collection showcased at African Fashion International’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017 was inspired by historical architecture in the Cape Town CBD – the detail in windows, doorways, staircases and intricate mosaic floors of City Hall and surrounding buildings.

I became intrigued by the way urban Capetonian women dressed centuries ago, and imagined a contemporary interpretation, referencing the elements of historical urban Cape Town fashion and the architectural geometry of the city. I was inspired by the diverse cross-pollination of fashion and cultural influences in South Africa historically, that still exists today.

The collection employs various manipulated material surfaces creating artisanal fabrics, tactile woollen embroidery and appliqué, quilting, signature re-fabrication and delicate hand-woven tulle weaves. All materials used were uniquely re-fabricated and hand-woven at our studio in Woodstock, and combined to form structured, light-weight garments with refined textural details offering winter warmth without bulk.

LARA KLAWIKOWSKI Autumn/Winter 2015

LARA KLAWIKOWSKI Autumn/Winter 2015 was launched at Design Indaba this weekend. See the runway photos here

Thank you to the Cape Town Fashion Council for the opportunity to showcase the collection!

LARA KLAWIKOWSKI Autumn/Winter 2015 Launch at Design Indaba

LARA KLAWIKOWSKI Autumn/Winter 2015 will be launched at Design Indaba this Saturday, 28 February at 16h00.

Thank you to the Cape Town Fashion Council for the opportunity to showcase at the event.

LARA KLAWIKOWSKI at Design Indaba 2014… more runway photos

LARA KLAWIKOWSKI Autumn | Winter 2014 Collection at Design Indaba

See the runway photos of LARA KLAWIKOWSKI Autumn | Winter 2014 collection at Design Indaba here.


LARA KLAWIKOWSKI is an official exhibitor at Design Indaba 2014 and will be exhibiting her designs under the Cape Town Fashion Council’s umbrella stand. She is also one of the 20 fashion designers to be showcasing their Autumn/Winter 2014 collections in the fashion shows at the event.