Black Panther inspired hair by Darling. Picture: Simphiwe Mbokazi.
At the opening of Soweto Fashion (SFW) Week last night, designers revealed a sneak peak of what they’ll be showcasing this Autumn/Winter.

Paying tribute to the mother of the nation, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the theme for SFW A/W 19 is strictly African designs.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela inspired outfit by Ruddy Designs. Picture: Simphiwe Mbokazi.

“SFW is focused on promoting authentic Africa within cutting- edge clothing and accessory designs. But this season, the original designs to be shown are specifically inspired by Winnie Mandela’s own personal fashion style and preferences – in every aspect from colour pallets to clothing and accessory styles,” says Stephen Manzini, founder of SFW.


Some of the designers showcasing at SFW A/W19 include G Looks Wear, with their Royalty collection. Ruddy Designs will be bringing to the runway a city girl who loves trends in a traditional and African way.

Stylish dress by Darling hair made off Million braids. Picture: Simphiwe Mbokazi.

#ThickLove will be presented by Sibu FDB whose collection focuses mainly on curvy women.

Soweto Fashion Week takes place tonight at Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, Soweto until June 2.
For more information, visit www.sowetofashionweek.com.