The last day of Fashion Week was well on its way and I was experiencing a sense of despair knowing that soon I’d have to go back to the hustle of my everyday life.
With my favourite beige fedora on and red lips to seal off my look, I was ready to indulge in the final day.
AFI Next Generation (Tsotetsi KI & Tuelo Nguyuza)
With my heart always set on creating a platform for young aspiring designers, I was very much looking forwarded to seeing what AFI Next Generation had installed for us. AFI is known for finding, nurturing and growing the future “NEXT” generations. Both designers spoilt us with bursts of colour and streamline femininity. Tsotetsi KI played with beautiful softer shades and fabrics completing the female shape. We were big fans of the polka dots and A-line dresses. Tuelo Nguyuza gave us a look into a brighter more confident woman with figure fitting bodysuits and chiffon element. Not to mention the striking prints and embellishments. Both designers presented beautiful creations made to perfection in terms of form, fit and the flow of fabrics.
A tropical paradise – A fruit explosion went down the runway starting…….. banana, orange, pineapple and kiwi to name a few. These scrumptious bite-size fruits were displayed on metallic and sheer pieces that represented an explosion of creative expression from the ever daring Shana Morland. Wrap skirts with beaded detail, round silk necklines, sheer A-line skirts and metallic/glitter fruit prints were just some of what we saw. A very playful collection and one to make you feel whimsical when wearing.
tart – Cari Stephenson
Fringe & Sheer were two key elements that we loved for tart’s SS15/6 collection. Fringe is a major trend this year and incorporated with sheer just gives it that sassy look and feel. We absolutely loved the standout statement colours, of red, blue and yellow. Combining all three colours? Perfection. Dresses with longer trains were a trend as well as thick black hems to complete that sporty element. We loved the zips, and belt clips as well as the simple silhouettes of each piece.
Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo