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.
Maxwell Boko presented blocks of colours and panelling.
Mmuso Potsane went with neutral pattern and patch style, adding chunky coloured earings
Siphosihle Masango, showcased vibrant deep colour with unique details
Angeline Mafemo neutral toned pieces were dominated by deep v trend and front high slits
Ntando Ngwenya incorporated structured athleisure element in two different shades, the male models had a touch of blue lipstick.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
To view full designs go to http://gallery.africanfashioninternational.com/
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