Some Awards given and projects worked on:
2015 AFI Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town – Summer 2015
2015 LABO International, Paris sees the capsule of Summer 2015
2015 AFI Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg – Winter 2015
2014 Marianne wins the Mercedes Benz AFI 2104 Designer of the Year award after presenting a groundbreaking Fashion Week show.
2014 AFI Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa – Summer 2014
2014 In August Marianne gives her talk, ‘I have nothing to wear’, at TEDxJohannesburg, exploring her personal style and identity VS fashion.
2014 AFI Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town – Resort 2014
2014 AFI Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg – Winter 2014
2014 In January a garment designed for Amaze Africa is nominated for Design Indaba’s 2014 Most Beautiful Object in SA.
2013 Collaboration with Kudzanai Chiurai on garments for his single channel film, Moyo
2013 AFI Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa – Summer 2013
2013 In September Marianne shows a “trash to treasure” collection a La Ferme du Buisson in Paris. The brief was to design a fashion collection directly inspired by her costumes for BEAUTY.
2012 collaboration with Robyn Orlin on her conceptual dance piece , “ beauty remained for just a moment then returned gently to her starting position…”
2011 Marianne is represented at the 10th Triennale, Materials Revisited, at the Museum fur Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt Germany Oct2011-Jan 2012…great honour.
2011 AFI Fashion Week
2010 AFI Fashion Award for Exceptional Contribution to Fashion in Africa.
2010 Shows at AFI Fashion Week
2008 Marianne is commissioned by Standard Bank to produce a show to be staged at their gallery during the Marlene Dumas exhibition.
2008 AFI Fashion Week
2008 In April Marianne receives Marie Claire Prix d’Excellence de la Mode for her collection shown at AFI Joburg Fashion Week.
Judges described her collection as the best collection shown at Fashion Weeks in 2007 .
This is what they said:
“This collection showed why she’s remained on top of her game. She described her collection as ‘anything but minimalist’ and our judges loved it for its vibrancy and visual impact. Intrinsically an African contemporary collection, it was also feminine, wearable and original.”
“fierce juxtapositions of colour and texture, delectable detail and a robust but feminine Afro-urban aesthetic, that keeps on reinventing itself.”
“engagine, inspiring and a visual delight-everything that fashion should be.”
2008 Spread the Love campaign with Clover and shot by David LaChapelle.
2007 Shows at AFI Fashion Week for the first time.
2005 Fair Lady Catherine Award “Life Time Achievement”
‘It has been a while since we’ve seen a range from Marianne Fassler, but her sizzling new collection has been well worth the wait. Fassler is on top form, with vibrant combinations of colour, pattern and texture. Layered tulle skirts, detailed with sequined Lesotho hats, twinned with patchworked, figure-hugging tops and sheer , printed caftans, exude an exuberant Africanism that never descends into cliché. Even her trademark touches of leopard print are fresh and contemporary.’
Adam Levin , Sunday Times Lifestyle June 12, 2005
2004 Face of Woolworths ‘Be more You’ campaign to celebrate individuality in the 10 years of Democracy.
2004 Face of SCMB campaign: “There is a bank that is inspired by your ambitions”
2004 Shows a collection for Standard Bank , inspired by the ‘Engaging Modernity’ show.
“Fashion Art and Politics make for a heady mix. There is no way this party can be as exciting as the invitation makes it look—but what gave this party a buzz were the fashions from an inspired Marianne Fassler. She put together a rainbow collection—shown off by models dancing to marvelous music.’
Gwen Gill Sunday Times March 7th 2004
2000 Rapport Prestige award
1999 Fair Lady Fashion Award—Designer of the Millenium. Elected to the roll of honour having won 4 previous Fair Lady Fashion Awards
1998, 1999, 2001, 2005 Fashion Week collections to rave reviews