2013 SA FASHION WEEK

0 Posted by - April 12, 2013 - FASHION

Yesterday SA Fashion Week kicked off at the Crowne Plaza in Rosebank, Jozi. SA designers sent their spring/summer 2013 collections down the catwalks and with thirty designers showing over four days I have decided to share only my highlights. Here is my edit of day one:

Black Coffee
I love Black Coffee’s Imprint collection. Hand-rendered patterns on delicate mesh dresses made this collection a stand-out for me. I loved the feminine silhouettes and geometric patterns. The use of leather detail and mesh in shades of yellow, red and black made the pieces contemporary. It’s a striking and strong collection that has its roots firmly in Africa. The ceremonial influences make it traditional but the execution keeps the collection modern and refreshing. Love.

Black-Coffee

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Clive Rundle
Clive is a very clever man. His conceptual approach to this collection set it apart and having an installation instead of a runway show was perfect for his designs. Inspired by ink blots, Clive embraced slouchy silhouettes in a monochrome palette. The printed fabric and dramatic netting turned this collection up a notch. I love the use of waistcoats, bow ties and shirt collars worn as accessories, completing every look.

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Hello and welcome!
Day one said hello and welcome to the mohawk! So Fendi did the F-Hawk (fur Mohawk) for A/W 2013 and Muntsho by Leon Solms, Stoned Cherrie and various designers from The Sheer Glamour collections by Motions and Tresemmé did the same, thankfully sans fur. I personally love the look – it’s urban, trendy and fun.

The Mohawk

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Top tip: If you want a front row seat to fashion week, follow @Ms_ELLE_Fashion, @styleguidect and @missmillib on Twitter for great fashion commentary with a little humour.

Images: SDR Photo

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