This is a new weekly segment where I will have a look at a designer, boutique or clothing range I love in the city I'm in at the time...at the moment I'm in Cape Town (my home town) and there are just so much stunningly gorgeous fashion to explore! So every week I will showcase something new...
To kick things off I'm thrilled to chat to Michelle Ludek about the opening of her first boutique in the newly renovated Watershed at the Waterfront. The Watershed is a great space housing everything local and proudly South African!
I met Michelle many years ago on a plane...in my previous life when I was still flying. Fast forward 5 years and she has multiple collections and runway shows at Cape Town Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and now her first stand alone boutique!
After a successful career as a senior designer for a large Canadian retailer where she worked across the US and Europe she decided to return to Cape Town and start her own label.
Michelle finds inspiration from her love of nature and the effortless European style and flair. Michelle designs for the modern woman using quality fabrics, focusing on fit and tailoring to create an elegant look and laid-back luxury.
Michelle's label is designed and made by woman for woman who are not defined by fashion trends, but are fashion conscious and have an appreciation for beautiful fabrics and forms.
Michelle also debuted her Shoe Collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and says that shoe design seemed like a natural progression for her...
You can find Michell Ludek at the Watershed at the V&A Waterfront and some independent boutiques across the country. For more information visit her website at http://www.michelleludek.co.za
Here I am wearing one of Michelle's latest designs inspired by Morocco and the Moroccan culture. A gorgeous, easy dress in her signature style of wrapping, draping and flowing fabrics...and as Michelle pointed out to me, can be worn in multiple ways! Three or four dresses in one is just an added bonus!
If you find yourself at the Watershed be sure to go and have a look at the Michelle Ludek Boutique...I guarantee it will be worth it and you will fall in love with every piece, possibly buy too much and still go back for more! Just like I'm going to do before I leave...