From March 5th to 7th, our ‘love for fashion’ will take us to Melrose Arch in Johannesburg, where South Africa’s top established and emerging designers will kick off South Africa’s fashion calendar, beginning with the 2015 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg.
African Fashion International (AFI), which serves as the gateway to refined African fashion, has unveiled the brilliant line up talent who will be presenting collections for Autumn/Winter’15, with showcases set to wow coming from Ruald Rheeder, Stefania Morland, Suzaan Heyns, Fabiani, Khosi Nkosi, Tart, Augustine, KL Tsotetsi, Samantha Constable, SCALO and Shana, to name just a few.
As an exciting and fresh addition to this year’s event, new designer, Nhlanhla Nciza of Mafikizolo will be showcasing her NN Vintage collection, after receiving plenty of praise and success with dynamic vintage-inspired designs.
AFI’s “Fastrack” project, which is now in its fifth year, selects and nurtures young talent, providing them with the opportunity to develop their craft and business, and grow into successful, sustainable designers and entrepreneurs. This year’s crop of emerging designers came from over 15 design schools in various cities, including Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Johannesburg and Pretoria, with deadlines for applications needing to be extended due to such high levels of interest.
With Team SPICE’s interest in the event soaring, you can be sure we’ll be on ground to give you the full scoop via DSTV channel 192. In the meantime, check out the full list of showcasing designers below and be sure to get your wardrobe right if you’re attending from the FROW;
-12 designers from AFI’s Fast Track project will also showcase, as well as AFI’s Next Generation designers: L.A.N.D, Akedo, and OATH by Rich Mnisi.
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