SAFW Report

South African Fashion Week (@SAFashionweek) graced us on the 15th-18th October 2014 for the Autumn/Winter collection 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Rosebank Johannesburg. S.A’s well known faces in the fashion&entertainment industry made their way to witness SA designers showcasing their creativity. 23 of these designers will be making their SAFW debut, which will include young designers from the SAFW Renault New Talent Search and Menswear Competition. SAFW was on a step up game,the designers broke boundaries they went all out on their A/W collections. I love the different textures,the layering&the Out Of The Box creativity involved in producing their artwork. My Top 5 collections are: 1.Rubicon clothing by @HangwaniN. She loves to keep it classy&chic&her collection reflected on that.The garments were well organised. I also liked the patterns she used they reflected more of mature women as well the mixing of subtle colours. 2.Fundudzi by @craigbjacobs. Craig really played around&explored electric blue in his collection. Very feminine&masculine designs.I loved the kind of mask that the models put giving it that mystery feel. 3.@HouseOfOle. House Of Ole was remarkable it stood out. They combined fashion&art and brought out beautiful pieces,Print on print.House Of Ole is all about art,beautifully executed art.The designs&styling touched my soul. 4.Gert Johan Coetzee by @gertjohan. A very marvelous& stylish designer,that’s Gert.He presented a collection of feminine,shiny&glittery. Everything he touches becomes magically beautiful. I loved the bright&glittery embroidery on the garments it gave his collection a sense of strong feminism. 5.@BlackCoffeeZa. The collection explores the fun side of the sublime and the romance of duality. The layered, whimsical prints coupled with clean feminine silhouettes echo the tranquil moments of daydream often lost in our technological era. The accessories were handcrafted by the community of Ekurhuleni. Techniques include wire work, crochet, hand painting, leather finishes and beading all under the direction and mentorship of designer Jacques van der Watt.

#TheCreativePattern @Sibongilejafta

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