There's London, New York, Paris and Milan, the fashion capitals where the established brands and emerging talent flock and where the attention turns each season. But it's not just the big four cities that are a breeding ground for talent. And it's Africa that's under the spotlight now.
This spring sees the arrival of the continents first pop-up luxury boutique, Merchants. Based at The Shop at Bluebird on King's Road the pop up showcases a selection of young brands, offering everything from fashion and accessories to leisure and homeware. Curated and presented by Merchants On Long, Africa's first concept store in Cape Town, the featured brands stem from Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Malawi. With the majority of the designers having never been sold outside of their home countries before, the shop is a chance to explore those at the forefront of African design.
Visit the shop from 3rd May until