DFF 2013: BIG WHEELS KEEP ON ROLLING (part 1)

Durban Fashion Fair 2013 MJ AND STUFF

I’ve always imagined it to be something of a mega honour when an established designer is invited to showcase alongside the up-an-coming bunch. Trying to avoid the ever so corny “giving back” lah-dih-dah, I think in addition to some well deserved bragging rights, this must serve as a wake-up slap to recognizable brands because let’s be honest; these kids want a huge chunk of this block. Since the Durban Fashion Fair was not season specific, most big guns recycled their recent collections as showcased in different cardinal points, so my approach was not to try and compose intensely late reviews, if anything I am writing this post trying to reincarnate moments when my head winked at my heart and suggested very few words. This post shall be composed in two parts because, well, the availability of many heralded designers subsequently means many a detail to observe. FEAST I SAY!

Fundudzi by Craig Jacobs –ECO SEXY IN THE CITY VIBES… YES MA’AM

Fundudzi by Craig Jacobs –ECO SEXY IN THE CITY VIBES… YES MA’AM

Karen Monk-Klijnstra –CHILD HIPSTER MOVEMENT ABOUT THE STREETS.

Karen Monk-Klijnstra –CHILD HIPSTER MOVEMENT ABOUT THE STREETS.

Zarth by Zama Mathe –LADY LUXE’S GOT UPPITY PLACES TO GO TO.

Zarth by Zama Mathe –LADY LUXE’S GOT UPPITY PLACES TO GO TO.

Gavin Rajah –ACTIVITIES OF A NOVEL COURSE FOR A GIRL WHOSE STYLE IS FAULTLESS.

Gavin Rajah –ACTIVITIES OF A NOVEL COURSE FOR A GIRL WHOSE STYLE IS FAULTLESS.

VIYELLA – MAN SHOULD REMAIN A GENTLEMAN, WHATEVER PERIOD. WHATEVER TREND.

VIYELLA – MAN SHOULD REMAIN A GENTLEMAN, WHATEVER PERIOD. WHATEVER TREND.

Colleen Eitzen –WAIST LENGTH KIMONO SLEEVE KAFTAN CALLS FOR A HOLIDAY ANYWHERE REALLY.

Colleen Eitzen –WAIST LENGTH KIMONO SLEEVE KAFTAN CALLS FOR A HOLIDAY ANYWHERE REALLY.

Leigh Schubert – ORIGAMI STYLE FOLDS + GEOMETRICPRINTS = A SHAPE SHIFTING SITUATION.

Leigh Schubert – ORIGAMI STYLE FOLDS + GEOMETRIC PRINTS = A SHAPE SHIFTING SITUATION.

Francois Vedemme – DELICATE TEXTURES AFFIRMING IVORY’S ENCHANTING STABILITÉ.

Francois Vedemme – DELICATE TEXTURES AFFIRMING IVORY’S ENCHANTING STABILITÉ.

 

*selected images by Simon Deiner/ SDR photos

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