Nomzamo Mbatha in Khosi Nkosi at last year's MBFWJ. Picture: SDR.

The Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg (MBFWJ) will be held at the Mall of Africa in Johannesburg next month. The designer line-up includes top designers who will be showcasing their Spring and Summer collections. "We have collaborated with South African and African fashion design royalty to offer a world-class spectacular of refined African apparel and accessories at our exciting new venue, the Mall of Africa," says Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, AFI Founder and CEO. 

Model in Augustine at last year's MBFWJ. Picture: SDR. 

This season's line-up of the MBFWJ spring/summer fashion includes; David Tlale, Fabiani,Gavin Rajah, Haute Baso,   Khosi Nkosi, KL Tsotetsi,  KLUK CGDT,  Leigh Schubert, Marianne Fassler, Orapeleng Modulte Style Avenue, Quiteria & George, Ruff Tung, Sheria Ngowi, Spero, Stefania Morland, Thula Sindi and TN Collective. 

Orapaleng Modutle's last year's collection at the MBFWJ. Picture: AFI. 

Designers making their debut at MBFWJ 2017 include Sheria Ngowi from Tanzania, Chidinma Obairi from Nigeria and Vizuvlgvds from the United States. 

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Other young designers who show a promising career in the fashion industry are also given an opportunity to showcase their collection, with the help and guidance of a visionary mentor like David Tlale.

Model shows one of Leigh Schubert's pieces at the MBFWJ 2016. Picture: SDR.

"We are also delighted to welcome collections from young designers who are making waves in the fashion world, with the overall programme sure to grab the attention of media, industry experts and fashionistas alike,” says  Dr Moloi-Motsepe. 

Red dress with cape by Khosi Nkosi at the MBFWJ 2016. Picture: SDR.

* Mercedes-Bens Fashion Week Joburg 2017 will take place on August 17-19 at the Mall of Africa. For more information, visit www.africanfashioninternational.com