04 April 2017

SA Fashion Week Round Up

A new season of fashion shows is upon us and this past week all eyes were on local and international designers showcasing their Spring/Summer 2017 collections at South African Fashion Week (SAFW). Over 50 brands sent their latest creations down the runway at Hyde Park Corner in Johannesburg, here are a few that caught our eye:

Rich Mnisi

South African fashion's golden boy is one of the designers to land a coveted collaboration with Woolworths and showcased the capsule collection as part of the retailer's 'Style By SA' showcase. Rich contributed a total of 5 looks. He gives the Woolworths consumer sleek and stylish alternatives which marry current trends and the stereotypical professional woman's wardrobe. The standout look was the burnt orange wrap dress.
Thebe Magugu

Thebe's latest collection was a reminder of why he is a star on the rise. He sent 11 looks down the runway that were youthful and trendy for the streets yet sophisticated enough for a boardroom. The stand out pieces- sure to be most commercially successful- were the burgundy skirts a well as the blue and white striped oversized shirts.
Vintage Zionist

The brand stuck to their signature all black palette this season. This time with slightly more playful designs perfect for a night out at the club or concert mostly in leather and suede. The standouts were the leather jackets and platform studded sandals.
Ellen Madie

The emerging designer showed one of the best menswear collections of the week. He used a light denim and striped fabrics in a playful and unique way uncommon in the local market giving consumers great alternatives. The standouts were all the trousers with a baggy silhouette with subtle Asian-inspired design details.
Bayana Khathini

A non-typical androgynous menswear collection to the local market. The designer took a trend that has been seen on the Paris and London in recent seasons, exaggerated shoulders. It was definitely refreshing seeing near perfectly tailored pieces that didn't depend on prints but actually had interesting design details. The standouts were all the blazers.
Red Mosiane