Young de­sign­ers shine on run­way

Line-up at fash­ion show im­pres­sive

Sunday World - - Life -

Styled By SA Wool­worths served an im­pres­sive lineup of es­tab­lished young de­sign­ers – Thebe Magugu, Rich Mnisi, Wanda Lephoto, Mmuso Max­well and The Wa­ter­melon So­cial Club as they served up next Au­tumn/Win­ter looks.

Is it safe to call Magugu the mas­ter of pleats yet?

There were won­der­ful recre­ations of the pleated skirt that will make any fa­natic ec­static.

Ricky Rick walked the run­way for Lephoto in a suit cov­ered with daisies; we do love the gen­der-bend­ing fash­ion-cen­tric rap­per.

Mnisi was the crowd favourite.

His show con­sisted of sheer blouses, men dressed in cod­pieces, sheer pants and cy­cling shorts a la Jean Claude van Damme dur­ing his hey­day.

The man in this col­lec­tion was the flam­boy­ant coun­ter­point to the chic, ethe­real woman.

The sec­ond day of fash­ion week found the haute cou­ture crowd off­site at 44 Stan­ley in Braam­fontein with five ar­ti­san col­lec­tions from de­sign­ers Black Cof­fee, Guil­lo­tine De­sign, Lu­nar, Five8ths and Hse of Be­spoke by Waseefa Hut­ton.

The Black Cof­fee show was a stand­out, a per­for­mance art meets fash­ion, mod­els in gauzy capes with years em­bla­zoned in red on them ticked into the venue.

“It’s very much about all the dif­fer­ent looks over the years, we took all the es­sen­tial con­cepts from each year and re­worked it. None of the clothes are ac­tu­ally the pieces from then. We re­made ev­ery­thing and mod­ernised it,” said one of the de­sign­ers Jac­ques van der Watt.

On Thurs­day, Gert Jo­hann Coet­zee showed off his af­ford­able ready-to-wear range and a brand-new line of menswear, in­clud­ing un­der­wear and swimwear while Ru­bi­con’s Nen­govhela cel­e­brated her “Sweet Six­teen Symphony Col­lec­tion” in fash­ion fem­i­nin­ity of white (pu­rity), red (pas­sion), olive (shades of growth and evo­lu­tion) and black.

Black Cof­fee de­sign

/ Thu­lani Mbele

Rap­per Riky Rick walked for de­signer Wanda Lephoto at the SA Fash­ion Week.

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