MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK JOHANNESBURG #MBFWJ RECAP

We took fashion week back to Johannesburg,My Jozi. Johannesburg A listers came out in numbers from the 5th till 7th March 2015 to mark the highlight of the style calendar. Joburg and Africa fashion week are a feast for the fashion editors,fashionistas& simply fashion lover&retail buyers. You can always expect great street style and some really adventurous catwalk presentations,All the collections were exceptional,the designers outdid themselves. Joburg Fashion Week was truly redeeming of its former glory, particularly on the womenswear front. Selfi, Lumin, Oath by Rich Mnisi (punk chaos), Suzanne Heyns and Marriane Fassler were just some of the names that totally blew our minds this week.

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On the menswear front we feasted on styles fit for every occasion. David Tlale brought us back to black with his fantasy collection that paired  fromwith drapery, illustrating the softer more sensual aspects of masculine style. Tlale works magic on black. Ruald Rheeder shocked us with a smart collection that played heavily on texture and formal elegance; Fabiani reinvented the wheel by extrapolating on the sporty but luxe theme, opting for a more simplified structured look that screamed smart casual; Augustine dazzled with an awesome array of statement outerwear pieces that seemed to teeter on the precipice between retro, modern and super futuristic; while Scalo downplayed the formal elegance of bygone eras in bold tones updated with modern cuts.

There was something for everyone here, but most importantly every collection seemed to have their customer in mind at all turns, making this one of the more practicals presentations of menswear in Joburg of late.

My top favourite Mercedes Bnez Fashion Week Johannesburg collectionsare:

1. Khosi Nkosi

2.Marianne Fassler

3.NN Vintage

4. Gavin Rajah

KHOSI NKOSI LOOKS

Khosi Nkosi 1 Khosi Nkosi 2 Khosi Nkosi 3 Khosi Nkosi 4 Khosi Nkosi 5 Khosi Nkosi 6 Khosi Nkosi 7 Khosi Nkosi 8 Khosi Nkosi 9 Khosi Nkosi 10

2.MARIANNE FASSLER

Marianne Fassler Marianne Fassler 1 Marianne Fassler 5 Marianne Fassler 6 Marianne Fassler 7

Marianne Fassler Marianne Fassler 1 Marianne Fassler 2 Marianne Fassler 8 Marianne Fassler 9

3.NN VINTAGE

NN Vintage 1 NN Vintage 2 NN Vintage 3 NN Vintage 4 NN Vintage 5 NN Vintage 6 NN Vintage 7 NN Vintage 8 NN Vintage 9 NN Vintage 10

5.GAVIN RAJAH

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Visuals courtesy of AFI -African Fashion International twitter:

@afi_sa

website: http://afi.za.com

and SDR Photo by Simon Deiner. Leading South African fashion photographer specialising in fashion week, ramp, advertising and catalogue work. Proudly African with a passion for Africa.

twitter@SDRPhoto

website:http://sdr.co.za

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