TOP 10 OF SOWETO FASH­ION WEEK

The Star Early Edition - - FRONT PAGE - Tho­bile Maz­ibuko

OVER 20 de­sign­ers gath­ered at the Soweto Theatre to show­case their Au­tumn and Win­ter Col­lec­tion at the Soweto Fash­ion Week (SFW).

Here are our top 10 picks from SFW.

African printed jack­ets Thari brand from Soweto by Tshepo Mathari, who spe­cialises in ac­ces­sories and cloth­ing, had beau­ti­ful African printed jack­ets and shirts.

His col­lec­tion was colour­ful enough be­cause al­though it’s win­ter, colour­ful clothes still make you stand out.

Dou­ble but­tons Any­thing with more than one but­ton on the front takes it all. Ne­guste of Xforay had a stun­ning white all-in-one with four black but­tons in front. Black and white will al­ways be a match.

Tsholo of Classy Cou­ture, who was show­cas­ing a kid’s range, had a stun­ning African printed dress.

Ni­co­las Mu­tambo of Ni­coStyle had a gold two-piece, pen­cil skirt and a blazer with zig-zag but­tons on dis­play. This combo brought pen­cil skirts back… in another di­men­sion.

Den­ims No col­lec­tion is ever com­plete with­out denim. Whether it’s spring or win­ter, denim has to be there. Rea­son Vi­lakazi of Konka Repub­lic stood out with his denim and leather col­lec­tion. From Classy Cou­ture was the cool kid’s dungarees and denim pants.

Thick scarfs Note show­cased very warm scarves and hats as part of the col­lec­tion.

Blaz­ers For­mal blaz­ers are for ev­ery sea­son and Shaina’s stood out be­cause of how she played it cool by adding an African printed hand­ker­chief to add some African sea­son­ing and still keep as for­mal as pos­si­ble.

Vel­vet dresses Vel­vet is one of the dom­i­nat­ing trends this sea­son. Verdetto Cou­ture could not miss on it and won over ev­ery­body with their black vel­vet dresses.

Colour­ful braids Dif­fer­ent as­ton­ish­ing colours were brought up by Dar­ling hair ex­ten­sion, but one that stood out was the navy blue braids. Still bright but not too much and blends well with most “win­ter colours”.

Red coats If you don’t have a red coat in your wardrobe, then I sug­gest you get one be­cause ev­ery win­ter is a “red coat sea­son” win­ter.

Red coats are im­por­tant be­cause they break dark colours and bring more life to the dry sea­son. Nok­wakha Cre­ations saved us when it brought them to the mar­ket.

Ma­roon colour Ev­ery sea­son has its own colour that changes from year to year. This year, ma­roon is in. Ne­guste of Xforay brought in a sim­ple yet el­e­gant ma­roon two-piece. Sim­i­lar to Xforay, Deja Vu also had a stun­ning ma­roon two-piece – only for kids, though.

Leather No col­lec­tion is com­plete with­out leather in it. Switch Cou­ture show­cased stylish leather pants with a brown jacket – a great choice be­cause brown is the colour for au­tumn/win­ter.

PER­FECT BLEND: Blue braids by Dar­ling hair ex­ten­sions.

SMOOTH LOOK: Vel­vet black dress by Verdetto Cou­ture.

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