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!
*selected images by Simon Deiner/ SDR photos