The best of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg

With a total of 25 shows over 3 days, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg was a show of African design talent at its best

22 August 2017 - 16:28 By Nothemba Mkhondo
The Marianne Fassler show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg.
The Marianne Fassler show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg.
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Take a look at some of our favourite shows and top looks from the Spring/Summer 2017 season.

Marianne Fassler

Inspired by the craft, the colours and the connectedness of Africa, the Marianne Fassler show was a vibrant collection ultra wearable silhouettes peppered with chicken feet and abstract animal print motifs, bright contrasting check prints, bold coloured painterly stripes, floral embroidery. Summer looks like so much fun when wearing Marianne Fassler.

The Adama Paris at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg.
The Adama Paris at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg.
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Adama Paris

For Spring/Summer 2017, Adama Paris proposes a wardrobe of crisp white summer silhouettes with delicate feminine embroidery and lace – perfect for keeping you cool and looking like a goddess on heat filled days. 

The AFI Privé at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg.
The AFI Privé at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg.
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AFI Privé

“Under the African Sun” was the mood for the AFI Privé Spring/Summer collection. Inspired by harsh African landscapes, the look was luxe summer essentials, in tonal combinations of pale blue and white and terracotta and rose pink, with belted waists for an effortless yet sophisticated effect.

The Gavin Rajah show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg.
The Gavin Rajah show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg.
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Gavin Rajah

Exoticism and haute couture combined in Gavin Rajah’s romantic garden runway lined with floral chandeliers. Decadent floral embroidery and intricate beading, met tulle ruffles and flowing mesh fabrics in a wardrobe of refined, luxurious and feminine silhouettes.

The Sheria Ngowi show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg.
The Sheria Ngowi show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg.
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Sheria Ngowi

Sheria Ngowi’s “Legacy” collection was defined by bold simplicity, impeccable tailoring and classic suiting. Ngowo’s royal blue, white, grey and black classic suits, featured satin finished lapels, contrast button stitching, and printed satin, slim cut trousers – a new definition of luxury African-made menswear.

The Thula Sindi at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg.
The Thula Sindi at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg.
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Thula Sindi

Signature Thula Sind silhouettes were given new season edge with this collection of what he calls “a love letter to all my customers”. This collection revisits all of Thula Sindi’s favourite things, including his A-line skirts with neoprene inserts, drop waist dresses, and classic pencil skirts.

 

The Fabiani show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg.
The Fabiani show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg.
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Fabiani

This season Fabiani did something different –  they introduced the brand’s first foray into womenswear  in collaboration with Warrick Gautier. Alongside the new season menswear suiting in decadent royal blue, black and gold, the womenswear featured dresses and suiting with luxurious brocade, beading and embroidery.

The Quiteria & George show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg.
The Quiteria & George show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg.
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Quiteria & George

Quiteria & George’s cleverly constructed mesh silhouettes in mint green and pastel pink, made a statement on the runway this season. Inspired by media powerhouse, Carol Bouwer; the mood was powerful, sophisticated and feminine and each look was better than the last.


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