Fresh couture is very fashionable with local designers unveiling their luxurious Spring Summer 2019 collections at the home of South African Fashion Week (SAFW) in Sandton City.
Opening the first show of the season was Mmuso Maxwell, whose collection was inspired by the Maasai women and Tony Gum, a Cape Town visual artist.
Mmuso Maxwell designs. Picture: Eunice Driver.
“Mmuso and I are always frustrated that we are inspired by one thing so we decided to collect images and things that we like and put them on the wall. Funny enough what came out most was Maasai women, that’s why you see the colours and the pinstripes. Also, Tony Gum is one of our biggest inspirations,” says Maxwell Boko, co-founder of Mmuso Maxwell.
Amanda Laird Cherry also took to the runway to showcase her crisp garments that celebrate uniqueness and reflection.