With the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg (MBFWJ) just two sleeps away, we look back to some of the highlights from last season’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town (MBFWCT).
A first, was that for the first time MBFWCT took place in March instead of August. Over the past 10 years Capetonians had gotten used to attending the shows in winter.
Another exciting first was designer Gavin Rajah’s return to the runway after a two-year absence from Fashion Week. And even more exciting was his first limited edition sport luxe collection which he collaborated on with Fit. A vibrant collection inspired by love and human connection.
“I wanted to do a collection which is just about love and making people understand whether you’re in love, falling in love or looking for love the one thing is to love and be loved,” said Rajah about the collection.
Designer Craig Port, best known for his laidback and effortless menswear, presented his first women’s wear collection. The collection was simple yet sophisticated with fabulous florals, metallics and bursts of colour. Rich, flowing full skirts paired with simple white off the shoulder shirts were effortlessly elegant and represented every women.
#MBFWJ17 takes place this weekend at the Mall of Africa from Thursday, 17 August until Saturday, 19 August 2017. Visit the AFI website for designer schedule and ticket sales.