This November, CONFECTIONS X COLLECTIONS – an annual coming-together of creative expression that fuses five days of exclusive salon-style fashion shows, with designer-inspired confectionery – returns to Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town.

During this much-anticipated event, the iconic pink hotel will showcase an all-star cast of leading fashion designers from Southern and Western Africa–shining the spotlight on slow, considered African fashion.

Sindiso Khumalo. Photo Credit: Avenue
Chulaap
Chulaap. Photo Credit: Avenue

Taking place from 8–12 November, 2023, the property will host two daily fashion shows per designer, at 11:0 and 15:00. This year’s trailblazing lineup includes two Capetonians: the “Prince of Prints” Chu Suwannapha of Chulaap, as well as returning talent and internationally acclaimed winner of the 2020 LVMH Prize, Sindiso Khumalo.

IAMISIGO
IAMISIGO. Photo Credit: Avenue
Adeju Thompson, founder of Lagos Space Programme
Adeju Thompson, founder of Lagos Space Programme. Photo Credit: Avenue
Palesa Mokubung
Palesa Mokubung. Photo Credit: Avenue

Joining them is Nigerian-based Bubu Ogisi of IAMISIGO, dedicated to preserving the ancestral textile techniques of her heritage; Adeju Thompson, founder of Lagos Space Programme; and Johannesburg-based Mantsho by Palesa Mokubung, whose bold, print-centric garments are rooted in African indigenous culture.

Mount Nelson Hotel
Mount Nelson Hotel. Photo Credit: Avenue
Mount Nelson Hotel
Mount Nelson Hotel. Photo Credit: Avenue

Mount Nelson’s pastry chef Vicky Gurovich will collaborate with each designer to create bespoke creations of their imagining for the limited-edition menu–completely invigorating the hotel’s institutional Afternoon Tea. To curate this celebration of creativity, culture and cake, Mount Nelson partnered with Twyg, an independent magazine operating at the intersection of fashion and sustainability.

Being involved in CXC from its inception has been such a privilege. This year, we’re excited to be showcasing home grown talent, as well as two West African slow-fashion designers. For the second year running, we are highlighting the work of those who are championing a culture of care, honouring their artisans, and celebrating African fashion.

Jackie May, Founder and Editor of Twyg

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CONFECTIONS X COLLECTIONS (CXC) 22. Photo Credit: Mikayla Mcclean
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CONFECTIONS X COLLECTIONS (CXC) 22. Photo Credit: Mikayla Mcclean
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CONFECTIONS X COLLECTIONS (CXC) 22. Photo Credit: Mikayla Mcclean
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CONFECTIONS X COLLECTIONS (CXC) 22. Photo Credit: Mikayla Mcclean
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CONFECTIONS X COLLECTIONS (CXC) 22. Photo Credit: Mikayla Mcclean
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CONFECTIONS X COLLECTIONS (CXC) 22. Photo Credit: Mikayla Mcclean
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CONFECTIONS X COLLECTIONS (CXC) 22. Photo Credit: Mikayla Mcclean
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CONFECTIONS X COLLECTIONS (CXC) 22. Photo Credit: Mikayla Mcclean
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CONFECTIONS X COLLECTIONS (CXC) 22. Photo Credit: Mikayla Mcclean
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CONFECTIONS X COLLECTIONS (CXC) 22. Photo Credit: Mikayla Mcclean
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CONFECTIONS X COLLECTIONS (CXC) 22. Photo Credit: Mikayla Mcclean
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CONFECTIONS X COLLECTIONS (CXC) 22. Photo Credit: Mikayla Mcclean
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CONFECTIONS X COLLECTIONS (CXC) 22. Photo Credit: Mikayla Mcclean
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CONFECTIONS X COLLECTIONS (CXC) 22. Photo Credit: Mikayla Mcclean
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