Day two of this year’s #MBFWJ was all about attention to details in the collections –which did not make my decided task any easier compared to the first evening. Both attendees and designers brought it real hard and I covered the day’s runway collections for Mercedes’ mblife.zo.za
Left to Right: Ayanda Mthembu, Nokwanda Ncobo, Duke, Ruth Samaai.
To commence the day and seemingly taking into consideration; the fashion event’s theme of absolute optimism, David Tlale’s Interns showed off their much inspired mini ranges on a shared platform and even thought they all differ vastly with very strong identities, they equally posses super skills for distinct sculpts. Ayanda Mthembu tailored his two dimensional arch signature alongside strong shoulders and fit contrasts. Nokwanda Ncobo’s boob-tube leotard with geo add-on’s worn with a layered cover-up in burgundy, asserted a well edufashioned sense of style. Sandile Mngadi’s menswear label; Duke was full of personality and detail-mania to match. I loved the shorts with midi-length side panels on each side, worn with a full sleeve shirt. Ruth Samaai nipped, tucked and folded in fresh pattern to create a new luxe shapes.
Thank fashion heavens, the new way of colour blocking (yeah, it’s still a thing you know?) does not involve wearing heap loads of clothing and accessories.Marize Malan’s Morphe flew with the idea of blending colour tones unheard of. The blue and green will totally be tried by me.
I die for a good theme any day. When Shana Morland first released word that her eponymous label; Shana, will be inspired by all things medieval, I had to stop within my tracks before getting all moon-eyed and absent-minded in wishful wonder for THE CROWN of my dreams. The young brand’s interpretation was just as cool as expected; crests on jumpers, wearable sequins and ageless hemlines. I got to interview the designer couple –Shana and Robbi Gorelick after the show and got to understand that they design stuff they’s much rather see people everyday people wearing in the streets. My bet is; these non-sleazy miniskirts will fly off their shelves.
I always say to my friends that it’s not really a #Throwback if it’s updated. The two dresses by Tart echoed a shape probably straight out of the 1970’s, think the original Foxy Brown at a modern day rooftop cocktail situation. Just enough to stand out and the furthest from odd because it’s ageless and oh so very lady!
Wardrobe staples needn’t be boring. Like, seriously, everyone has a shirt-dress and since we’ve established its staple point, the next sensible step is getting one that’s easy to integrate in your wardrobe and still turn heads. Selfie showed one in black and white which can work for literally all body shapes and style preferences.
Giant, squishy and folding is so now! The bag featured in Adriaan Kruiters’ fuzzy show made my heart skip several beats as I think I can do some serious damage to it. I imagine that it would be a perfect addition to my coming winter’s wardrobe. It is MUST HAVE in all imaginable colours.
Laduma Nxokolo’s Maxhosa knitwear has to rank among the few awesomely growing authentically South African clothing labels to date. This, matched with an identifiable signature, makes for a pleasant formula. This season saw the knitwear brand introducing womenswear and the skirt suits were EVERYTHING!
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PICS BY SDR.