Cape Town. 24.7.14. A model showing off a garment by designer Marianne Fassler at this year's Cape Fashion Show held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Thursday evening. Picture Ian Landsberg

Some of South Africa's best-established and emerging fashion brands opened Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town, including Marianne Fassler, Spilt Milk, Stefania Morland and Gavin Rajah.

The finalé came with a "jolly mob of girls" running down the runway.

"Sometimes you think it will never come together, but then it does and it works like magic."

VIDEO: Ian Landsberg