Can y’all feel it? Fashion in the air and the shoes and the “it”bags and everywhere else really. this week sees the first local fashion week of the year. Yep, presentations for the annual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Jo’burg will take place in Melrose Arch from the coming Thursday, all the way to Saturday the 7th of March. According to Sizwe Nzimande, the spokesperson for African fashion International says: “At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg 2015, our primary focus will be fostering the creative independence of talented new artists emerging from South Africa, and providing retail opportunities for these designers within a global consumer-base. We want to provide the international fashion community with a glimpse into the unique and innovative nature of African design and creativity”.
The designer line-up is all sorts of exciting thus far, with the runway presentations kick-started by the retail space darling; Khosi Nkosi sharing the catwalk with the remarkably talented KL Tsotetsi. Also, fresh on the AFI ramp, lead singer for Mafikizolo; Nhlanhla Nciza will showcase her label; NN Vintage. Personally, I am super excited (like, shakes and chorus and stuff) to be marveled by Suzaan Heyns‘ creations. especially since we have all missed her full-collections on the runway. My other favorite designer; Scalo also promises to present something magnificent.
Do make sure to follow the fashion updates direct from the frontrow, via the #MBFWJ hashtag.