This past weekend, eager crowds made their way to Soweto Theatre Jabulani to explore clean looks and sharp designs courtesy of Soweto Fashion Week. With its Black and White theme, portraying ‘fashion theatre’, here are the highlights:
With clean lines and feminine silhouettes, faux fur and elegant hats accessorised the looks. Contrasting textures, such as silk and ruffled velvet and cotton and lace, created striking, ready-to-wear looks.
Woolaholics unveiled a warm and likeable collection that segued from thick wool outerwear, in natural hues, to feminine, sorbet-hued blouses and skirts. Shirts with sheer long sleeves featured wool patch details.
This was all about igniting childhood nostalgia in a street-style themed collection, with Smurfs and Spiderman prints on cropped and quilted bomber jackets and coat dresses. The use of colour ranged from soft pastels to more primary tones.
With bird-like cutouts ever present on chiffon dresses and pants, the collection was monochromatic yet chic. The wide-leg grey jumpsuit with zip detail and fitted pants looked totally on point, but the story was all about dresses in varied lengths.
Stock up on those African prints in abundance because they’re here to stay. High-waisted trousers in citrus tones and shift dresses in blues and purples were contrasted with solid details. From crisp white shirts to linen capes, the collection was a fresh take on a contemporary African designs.
Written by: Phetha Motumi & Ayanda Molefe
Photos by: Eunice Driver Photography