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.
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