MBFWJ SS16 : Day 1 of the show designs

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MBFWJ SS16 : Day 1 of the show designs
Chesney and Zihnle

MBFWJ SS16 : Day 1 of the show designs
WAKE by Pieter Burger

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MBFWJ SS16 : Day 1 of the show designs
The intern

MBFWJ SS16 : Day 1 of the show designs
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MBFWJ SS16 : Day 1 of the show designs
the intern Cindy Mfabe

MBFWJ SS16 : Day 1 of the show designs
the intern maxwell Boko

MBFWJ SS16 : Day 1 of the show designs
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MBFWJ SS16 : Day 1 of the show designs
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MBFWJ SS16 : Day 1 of the show designs
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MBFWJ SS16 : Day 1 of the show designs
The intern Angeline Mafemo

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MBFWJ SS16 : Day 1 of the show designs
Matte Nolim by Siyethemba Duma

MBFWJ SS16 : Day 1 of the show designs
Chesney Williams and DJ Zinhle

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MBFWJ SS16 : Day 1 of the show designs
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Tayla Ngukos and Minnie Dlamini

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MBFWJ SS16 : Day 1 of the show designs
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MBFWJ SS16 : Day 1 of the show designs
Bulbulia threads by Tasleem

MBFWJ SS16 : Day 1 of the show designs
colour by Nandi Mngoma

MBFWJ SS16 began at the Nelson Mandela Square with the showcase from the designers, bringing to the runway their creativity.

The Intern by David Tlale

To open the show was The Intern by David Tlale with six from nine of his apprentice designers,  one lucky intern will work with him as an assistant for a year. Each designer brought something different to the showcase, presenting African elements in their designs.

Cindy Mfabe employed tailored pieces and neutral tones with cut out details.

MBFWJ Cindy Mfabe

 MBFWJ Cindy Mfabe

 

Maxwell Boko presented blocks of colours and panelling.

MBFWJ maxwell BokoMBFWJ Maxwell Boko

 

Mmuso Potsane went with  neutral pattern and patch style, adding chunky coloured earings

MBFWJ Mmuso potsaneMBFWJ mmuso potsane

 

Siphosihle Masango, showcased vibrant deep colour with unique details

MBFWJ siposihle masangoMBFWJ Siphosihle masango

 

Angeline Mafemo neutral toned pieces were dominated by deep v trend and front high slits

MBFWJ Angeline MafemoMBFWJ Angeline Mafemo

 

Ntando Ngwenya incorporated structured athleisure element in two different shades, the male models had a touch of blue lipstick.

 

MBFWJ ntando ngwenya

MBFWJ ntando ngwenya

 

Colour by Nandi Mngoma and Inga Madyibi

Colour by Nandi Mngoma and Inga Madyibi started with soft pastel hues in floral embroider. Mngoma’s dress which she debuted at the BET awards also made it to the runway with no further modification to it.

Her collection ranged from collared tops, trapeze-shaped dresses, billowed bottoms, wrap skirts, chic trousers and capes; with pastel shades and pieces, interesting textures and patterns, and  subtle tribal elements (AFI)

The struts were completed by colourful face painting.

colour by Nandi Mngoma

MBFWJ colour by Nandi Mngoma

 

BulBulia Threads by Tasleem Bulbulia

The Bulbulia Threads collection, had its first at the MBFWJ.  The floral designs presented were inspired by Tasleem Bulbulia’s Arabic culture in a bid to to create and represent a fresh way of wearing the traditional Hijab.

Beaded necklaces, colourful head wrap accessories and beautifully tailored bomber jackets completed the pieces.

MBFWJ Bulbulia threads by TasleemMBFWJ Bulbulia threads by Tasleem

 

WAKE by Pieter Burger

Geometric striking and sharp array of sheer bell sleeves, kimono belts, sharp shoulders, boxy silhouettes and monochromatic prints, topped with peculiar headpieces, with long silhouettes, high-collar detailing, knee-length shorts overlaid with mesh, and roll-up sleeves made up the Wake collection. (AFI)

MBFWJ WAKE by Pieter Burger

MBFWJ WAKE by Pieter Burger

 

Matte Nolim by Siyethemba Duma

Feminine collection of Bell-bottoms, cropped tops, bell-sleeves, off shoulders,elongated sleeves and flared high-waist pants. Silk, satin and mesh with a simple palette of powdery pink, jet black and ivory white.  The designers accessorized most pieces with trendy fabric chokers.

MBFWJ Matte Nolim by Siyethemba Duma

MBFWJ Matte Nolim by Siyethemba Duma

 

Finally the show closed with AFI Fastrack

Tayla Nguskos and Minnie Dlamini  white  chic collection; pretty funk mini skirts, Perspex jackets with roping attached. Minnie and Tayla closed their show with a picture perfect selfie. (AFI)

MBFWJ Tayla and MinnieMBFWJ tayla and Minnie

 

Chesney Williams and DJ Zinhle  pop-styles, LED-lit sneakers, straight-cut denim dresses, Overalls with a cool blue collar feel, sheer and mesh tops, slim-fit pants and sleek panama hats gave the collection a  contemporary and hip aesthetic. (AFI)

MBFWJ Chesney Williams and DJ ZinhleMBFWJ Chesney Williams and DJ Zinhle

 

Buda Malete and DJ Tira  pink shorts and tops, trans-seasonal trousers in olive to tops that will work for women; tied as knots on the shoulders, jackets in bomber shapes, a collection for the bold. (AFI)

MBFWJ buda and Dj TiraMBFWJ buda and Dj

 

To view full designs go to http://gallery.africanfashioninternational.com/

 

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Eleksie

My name is Queen. Procurement & Logistics officer, aspiring men's stylist, Blogger, writer, Assistant editor and fashion enthusiast and this is my blog. This blog is just my way of showing my love for Africa through showcasing the amazing work being done by African fashionistas from designers, models, to photographers, as well as style guide for men. What does procurement and fashion have in common? me! I love fashion, I love Africa, this blog is just my way of putting African fashion on the spotlight. I like to call it African fashion through my eyes. Thank you for being part of this.

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