Not your typical runway show

Vibrant colours and prints from the 2022 Cape Town Resort Collections wow onlookers at the iconic Zeitz MOCCA Museum

By Tayla Sassen
Behind the scenes of the Cape Town Resort Collections 2022 © Simon Deiner

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) at the V&A Waterfront recently hosted a new facet of art – the fourth iteration of the Cape Town Resort collections.


Famed South African designers Gavin Rajah, Maxhosa Africa, Thula Sindi, Imprint, Maze and Taibo Bacar all presented their trans-seasonal offerings in the iconic Cape Town landmark. Former FutureWear winners, Julia Buchanan and Matte Nolim also presented their collections alongside these established designers.


The Pick n Pay FutureWear initiative supports South Africa’s up-and-coming creatives and invites the winning designers to show their ranges at the Resort Collections show.

Fundudzi © Simon Deiner
Julia Buchanan © Simon Deiner

“This is a platform for designers looking to present their latest collections to a Cape Town audience who are committed to supporting new and established South African talent,” said the show convenor. “Unlike other fashion weeks, the Resort Collections is curated by designers for designers.”


The audience was treated to a selection of bold, colourful looks that included beautifully crafted feather capes from Gavin Rajah, and Maxhosa Africa’s iconic knitwear.

Maxhosa Africa © Simon Deiner
Gavin Rajah © Simon Deiner

Presented by Pick n Pay, the show included the debut of the Gavin Rajah x Pick n Pay Clothing summer collections, a selection of men’s and women’s swim and everyday wear that uses pastels, foliage prints and slender stripes reminiscent of Summer.


This collaboration aids Pick n Pay’s initiative to make South African luxury designer wear more accessible.


We are very passionate about innovating our offering to the South African customer,” says Hazel Pillay, Pick n Pay GM for Clothing. “We are doing this through leveraging the talent and resources within the South African fashion industry.”


The Gavin Rajah x Pick n Pay Clothing collection is available in-store now.

Gavin Rajah x Pick n Pay Clothing © Simon Deiner
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