We are so excited to present to you the designers who showcased yesterday 29.10.2014, day 1 of AFI Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa in Johannesburg. Nicholas Coutts:Mr. Coutts is Elle’s 2013 Rising Star winner. He displayed a collection definitive of his aesthetic. What gave this particular collection an accent of attitude, was the inclusion of denim which gave it a street edge, while his signature oversized scarves and sophisticated shapes reminds
Tomorrow 29th of October 2014 is Judgment Day for the Rising Stars and Finalists of the Elle Rising Star Design Award. The ERSDA is in association with MR.Price. The young designers will be showcasing their pieces in collections at this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Johannesburg; Melrose Arch. Tickets can be booked at Webtickets. There is also a possibility to follow @ellemagazinesa for news on how to book a seat.
Great designers are often inspired by waifish ingenues (remember Galliano and Kate Moss?) and obscure time periods (witness Lagerfeld’s recent Byzantine collection), but fashion-makers thought of African traditions when crafting their current collections: A. F. Vandevorst honored Kenya’s body-conscious Turkanas and Samburus with feathery silk knits and sculptural headpieces, while Burberry celebrated beading and weaving by sending the wedges at left down the runway. And this isn’t the last you’ll
Alexandra Tamele, is a talented”street style” designer born and raised in Berlin. Her weaving of western styles into African fabrics reflects her African heritage, also the source of her inspiration. A new breath of fresh air has been breezing through the fashion world as more and more designers use the afro-western fusion style to reflect the diasporic side of their heritage. In fact, you’ve got to be really good