Fashion Scrapbook Feb 16

The Big Four Fashion weeks took place within the month of February and these collections from AW16 caught my eye… Chloe  Pieces in the Chloe AW16 collection were abounding in chiffon and wool fabric that resembles an effortless layered look.   Balmain Balmain’s AW16 collection stays true to the signature style that Olivier Rousteing has become known for: the unison of structure and detail. A few … Continue reading Fashion Scrapbook Feb 16

FYI: The Big Four of Fashion Week

In Africa we’ve got the Big Five of the wild. In the developed world they’ve got the Big Four of Fashion, we’re talking: New York, London, Milan and Paris. There are a few weeks to go before designers from the “Big Four” showcase their Autumn/Winter Collections for the year ahead and simultaneously set the direction of what’ll be featured in clothing stores worldwide. Here’s a … Continue reading FYI: The Big Four of Fashion Week

South African Fashion Week: Autumn/Winter Collection 2016

This time of year, South African Fashion Week showcases the Autumn/Winter fashion for ’16. I got to see the collections of a few South African fashion designers’, namely “Sies!”, “Mantsho” and “Sober”. Here are my impressions… Sies! The fashion label Sies! aims to create clothing items that flatter and complement the womanly shape. The designer hopes that her garments will provide a sort of blank canvas that the wearer … Continue reading South African Fashion Week: Autumn/Winter Collection 2016

SAFW: Thabo Makhetha AW16 Collection

Thabo Makhetha’s AW16 collection for SA Fashion Week demands the descriptions of “Sophisticated”, “African”, “Chic” and so perfectly aligns to what her brand is known for.  I loved the personification of African culture being moulded in a way that manages to perfectly balance tradition with modern. The upbeat, African music in the background also complemented items showcased. The crowd loved it too, exclaiming at each … Continue reading SAFW: Thabo Makhetha AW16 Collection