Highlights of Johannesburg Fashion Week: Fashion has to move forward. Everything has to evolve and this is from a quote from the movie ZOOLANDER 2. The scene is one were the guy enjoys just chilling with his partner but the partner doesn’t want to just chill anymore, she wants more, stability, a baby etc. But this guy is not ready yet and so she says, everything has to evolve, we can’t stay the same. And those are my sentiments for the following collection.
Grapevine has managed to transcend from just a gorgeous fashion show to the future. This is what women will still be wearing five years from now . The pieces seen on the grapevine runway at Johannesburg fashion week were amazing. The colors feminine, the silhouettes unique and the cutouts on perfect places on the garment. Check more of her fashionable designs from Mercedes Benz JOHANNESBURG FASHION WEEK 2016.
Tuelo Nguyuza at Johannesburg Fashion week
Tuelo Nguyuza showcased his sophisticated bright and whimsical collection at this year’s Joburg FASHION WEEK that was held in Sandton. The Fashion line consisted of a couple of awe and breath taking pieces.
What I loved most about Tuelo’s fashion taste is his use of different fabrics on the same garment. Most designs are either made out of one fabric, or a similar mix like spandex and polyester, but no… Not Tuelo.
He used a clever array of matte fabrics with a mix of what looked like shiny turned-up types of cotton. What I also enjoyed from his collection was the hand bags that came with the fashion; bold and in your face. Check out more of Tuelo’s Collection HERE and HERE.
Tsotetsi KL showcased a very feminine and soft female collection. Soft, here, meaning delicate and pink. The brand produced a collection with a lot of ruffles, color, feminine silhouettes, and delicate finishes. What I love about any collection designed for women is the inclusion of classy and classic pieces. The pieces worn by the models are not too futuristic and embody the term ready to wear well. See more of his collection HERE, but below are the ones I fell in love with.
Fashion Evolution of Johannesburg Fashion week
The Evolution of fashion is one that is seen and spoken by many. It does not matter whether you are into fashion or a fashion and style icon. Fashion evolution affects all of us. Consumers consume what art directors, trends and social media out in front of us as options. Without those options there is no fashion evolution.
But the way fashion transforms plays to the fact that consumers influence trends. The art directors, the chief editor of vogue etc might out certain options in front of us to pick and eventually consume. What the public likes then influences future fashion collaboration of options or fashion seasons etc. So we all influence fashion together.
Johannesburg fashion week presents options for us to choose from. But before choosing, we influence fashion trends. Don’t ever allow anyone to tell you otherwise. We all play an important part in what is presented before us and eventually what we consume.