FLOWERS, PRINTS AND THINGS
Today’s shows were nothing short of entertaining at South African Fashion Week. Between the delicious Cruz watermelon flavoured drinks and the Appetiser brand activations we dived straight into the business of the night.
Black Coffee’s collection gave us beautiful and bold pieces that reminisced the 60’s era with their bold colors and simple yet elegant shapes. Coupled with their rose tinted glasses as accessories, the garments were designed for a disco fever and summer vibes. The collection also included African styled garments that had a Xhosa essence in their designs. Their variety was certainly a joy to look at.
South African personality Loot Love graced the runway dressed in a beautiful black garment with a cap designed by Rubicon. The item had a strength and boldness that was expressed even though it was a simple garment. Rubicon went on to show us ruffled dresses and blouses that proved perfect for the every day work wear or when you are out for a high tea lunch. Solid blues and blacks came through and wide leg, loose fitting designs were certainly showing off what South Africa has to offer. It was beautiful to see the collection pay homage to Political icon Winnie Madikizela Mandela.
Another stand out collection came from African Style Story who had blogger Tiffany Lekuku and TV presenter and actress Thembisa Mdoda walked out in flowing, light material. These garments proved perfect for a sunny day out on a rooftop. The breathable fabric hugged all the right places without being overly fitted. The collection had a fun yet elegant spotted print with their garments which showed a true summer vibe pushing through.
Day three of South African Fashion Week was interesting, fresh and vibrant. The designers certainly did well and with two more days left one can only expect more trendy, vibrant designs.
Written by Nikiwe Bahlalu