Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Joburg
Thanks to AFI and the Motsepe Family, I was lucky enough to attend this years Spring/Summer showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Joburg. Find inspiration for your next work of art, design piece, or maybe even your next fashion statement below, within my images of the event.
Its said pictures speak a thousand words. Thus not much needs to be said about David Tlale's monochrome set.
Showcase your love for Xhosa traditions, norms, and craft in pieces by Port Elizabeth-based designer, Tina Ngxokolo.
Strut down Clifton 4th like the run-way star you are in ethically produced handmade swimwear by Joanna Hedley.
MaXhosa by Laduma
You know you’re doing something right when the Queen B herself, Beyoncé, shares your work on her site. Textile and knitwear master Laduma Ngxokolo hails from Port Elizabeth, and much like his sister is not afraid to showcase his Xhosa heritage.
R By Rich Mnisi x Maps Maponyane
Teaming up with South African television presenter, actor, model, creative consultant, and business entrepreneur, Maps Maponyane, designer Rich Mnisi presented ‘R’ a line inspired by the grace and strength of the African Giraffe.
12 Rings, 12 Designers, 12 Dresses - Sterns Bridal Showcase
One would expect nothing less than spectacular from a show like this: 12 of South Africas best bridal-ware designers where given 12 of Sterns most beautiful rings, each tasked with creating a dress to match the brilliance of the ring. The designers involved where: Danielle Margaux, Francois Vedemme, Heni by Milo, Kobus Dippenaar, La Art Neviole Emporium, NN Vintage by Nhlanhla Nciza, Orapeleng Modutle Style Avenue, Stefania Morland, Suzaan Heyns, Thabo Makhetha, Werner Dey, and Zarth by Zama Mathe.
AFI Privé presents COUTURE D'AFRIQUE in association with PUMA SELECT
Showcasing a diverse collection of African designers, AFI Privé presented COUTURE D'AFRIQUE in association with PUMA SELECT. The designers showcasing collections where: KikoRomeo by Ann McCreath (Kenya), Tina Lobondi (DRCongo), Mina Evans (Ghana), Otinguema by Jessica Nguema-Metoule (Gabon), Adama Paris (Senegal), Osuare Egbuonu (Nigeria), Ciss Saint Moïse (Côte d'Ivoire), Soraya da Piedade (Angola), Sheria Ngowi (Tanzania), Laduma by MaXhosa (South Africa), Haute Baso brought to you by Air Rwanda(Rwanda).
A proudly South African product, available exclusively at YDE, Khosi Nkosi garments are are inspired by what the brand essence stands for: Strong, Modern, African, Nubile woman that loves and respects herself and pays attention to detail.
Finally, I’d be a pretty terrible friend if I didn’t thank my stylists Buck & Louis Whaléy for kitting me out for the weekend 🙏🏾. I would have looked pretty basic without you guys…