Day two fashion week kicked off with a beach flair and African print. Designers gave the audience bright colors against solid primary colors.
The stand out collections came from DUT with their Rise of The Oxx line. This experimental collection included chunky woolen cardigans in the classic greys and whites as well as exhibiting some exciting bright blues, reds and yellows in their accessories and clothing. The African theme spoke through the designs.
The Beachcult collection came through with the floral print on their one piece suits, as well as Judith Atlier who gave us the everyday wear effortless dresses that all women need in their closets. The Amanda Laird Cherry collection came through with the middle eastern style hats paired with different patterns. This collection was simple yet well put together and executed with casual grace. Erre brought the bright yellow and piercing red garments. That mustard yellow hue is definitely a color to look out for this summer.
Finally, Mantsho by Palesa Mokubung was a collection that personified African beauty and finess. This particular collection stood out because of its large hats, ruffle tops and bright colors and patterns that reminded one of the different cultures that exist in South Africa. The items were bold and beautifully crafted.
It has truly been refreshing to see black models showing off their natural hair with makeup mainly focused on bright eyes and lips
We certainly excited to see what is in store for the next couple of days, judging by some of the collections seen on day two, we are certainly in for a treat.
Written by: Nikiwe Buhlalu