The summer is here.
It’s here now, and it’s here to stay.
For many brands, it’s also the time to invest in new colours and patterns, or, better yet, to expand their range.
We’ve picked a few of the hottest and most-anticipated summer fashion trends to get you geared up for the season ahead.
Read more about summer clothing:Cape Town, South Africa: Suit City A new trend for the Summer Pants are cool, and a cape is cool.
But for the Cape Town season, the trend is the long-sleeved, long-stitched cotton dress.
The cape, which looks like a loose, slouchy, long dress, was popularised by the late fashion icon Ralph Lauren in the 1960s and 1970s.
In the late 1980s and 1990s, the style gained popularity among students in the Cape town area.
Now, Cape Town is the world’s biggest city with a population of around 7.6 million.
The cape is also popular with the fashion industry, with a number of major retailers, brands and agencies sourcing it for their summer range.
It is also a fashion trend for children, with many children opting for the cape for their autumn/winter outfits.
A Cape Town-based agency, The Cape, has been selling the cape since 2013, with customers purchasing one of the many styles on its website.
Pant-clad women have been wearing the style since the late 1960s.
Cape Town has been home to many fashion houses in the late 19th century, including Ralph Lauren and Pierre Cardinot, who are thought to have started the trend in the early 1970s in the city.
“A lot of people thought Cape Town was a pretty boring place,” says Marla Wiebes, a Cape Town resident.
“I’m always amazed at the Cape’s unique style.”
Read more:Suit city is not for everyoneRead more from Cape Town:Read more in Cape Town A Cape city in South Africa A long-time Cape Town fashion house has gone through a number in recent years.
In 2014, it was reported that Cape Town Fashion House had sold off its brand, and that it had sold its portfolio of brands.
Cape Fashion House, which has been running since the 1950s, is still owned by the family of the founder, Wiebe.
Its name is a nod to the town’s former role as a port, and the name of the company has been synonymous with the Cape.
Now, Wiesbes says the fashion house’s sales are down to less than 5% of the number of employees it once had.
“We have a small staff now, but we still have many great people,” she says.
“It’s just a great time for Cape Town.
It is the place to be in the summer, and we hope to keep expanding and adding new brands.”
Read more on Cape Town’s Cape Fashion House:The Cape Fashion Group has been in operation since the 1970s, with an active branch in Cape town and in Cape city itself.
The brand was launched by a family of seven who decided to set up the fashion shop to take on a business model similar to that of Ralph Lauren.
However, the fashion chain has grown exponentially in the past decade, and is now valued at around $2 billion.
“The Cape has been very influential in the world of fashion for a long time,” says Wiebens mother, Marla.
“We have this very important connection to the Cape and we think it’s great to keep bringing it back.”
Purchasing one of The Cape’s range of Cape Fashion Brands is now available for just $25 on its online store.
Read More:Pant in South Australia A local clothing store in South Australian capital Adelaide has been stocking up on the cape.
It’s the local cape.
Adelaide is one of Cape Towns biggest shopping centres, and has a reputation for having some of the best shops in town.
And for some people, the cape is a must-have.
On the evening of Friday, August 25, the Adelaide Street Clothing Co-operative will be holding a “Pant Party” in their store.
There will be a few coats available, and there will also be a selection of pouches and backpacks.
According to their website, “it’s a fun and festive opportunity for all who are looking for a cape”.
If you’re not a fan of the long coat, there are also other styles that suit the Cape lifestyle.
You can also get a Cape themed hat, a cape themed jumper, and even a Cape inspired scarf.
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