Posts tagged johannesburg fashion week
Posts tagged johannesburg fashion week
[MY FAVOURITE THING TODAY] This picture. This model’s beautiful face. The gorgeous make up.
Abigail Betz Autumn/ Winter Collection. Johannesburg Art Gallery. Johannesburg Fashion Week. 17 February 2010. Pic via.
Abigail’s bridal gowns were shown during her main autumn/ winter collection yesterday, but I think they deserve their own post because they’re just so beyond beautiful!
You don’t have to know me very well to know that I absolutely love this woman! Her clothes speak to me. I swear, in an alternate universe where money and practicality weren’t issues, I’d be prancing around, having tea and eating cupcakes wearing Abigail’s fabulous, feminine frocks. Sigh.
I had a total groupie moment when I met her last year during the Fairlady July 2010 cover shoot and I told her it’s been my dream for years to have her do my wedding dress some day (if and when I finally decide to sit my ass down and settle). Her response? ‘Anytime’.
So I was quite mad at myself for choosing to chill instead of heading to the show. And, judging by the pics (courtesy of AFI), I missed out!
The entire collection falls into my ‘favourites’ category, but I whittled them down to these:
How hot was the hair, make up and styling at Spero’s show?
Spero’s often referred to as the couture king and I’ve often enjoyed his over the top glam shows. Here are my favourite looks from last night’s show. All pictures courtesy of AFI.
I skipped day two of JFW… I was feeling a little tired and want to save my energy for tonight’s Thula Sindi show and tomorrow’s epic David Tlale extravaganza. But, thanks to the dedicated photographers from AFI, we can still gawk at the runway looks in all their glory. So, let’s:
The dynamic design duo (see what I did there?) of Malcolm Kluk and Christiaan Gabriel Du Toit delivered a stunning show at the Randclub in JHB. In a word? SUMPTIOUS! ELLE Fashion Director Chris Viljoen had this to say about last night’s spectacle:
To the design duo this collection truly showed off what they love and thereby became a fashion adventure for them and for us. Christian and Malcolm love opulent fabric, which was seen throughout the collection, they love hunting for something special and unique, which was especially evident in the look below – the amazing Afghan embroidered fabric that Christian and Malcolm used was found covered in mud and in much need of regeneration and care. They also love to travel, hence the Indian and Chinese influences. And even though the collection portrays the designers’ loves, they still acknowledge and know their customer: she loves to dress up so this is, of course, taken into consideration when designing, they want to give her what she wants and loves, in a new and fresh way.
Before Christian and Malcolm even started designing they knew they wanted to show at The Rand Club. Inspired by the interior, they then designed the collection focusing on the luxurious and opulent surroundings, enhancing the entire fashion adventure and experience for all of us, the designers and their customers. As Malcolm said, “Clothing is something you wear every day, while fashion is about the experience”.
Some of my favourite looks… Behold:
Suzaan Heyns’s show wasn’t just about beautiful clothes. She even took the braids to the eyebrows - and I friggen hearted it.
In ‘The September Issue’, Grace Coddington said she thinks she’s the only fashion editor left in the world who still dresses models. Ok, (1) she’s clearly never worked in South Africa and (2) those who think the ‘higher ups’ in fashion are too posh to get their hands dirty clearly haven’t been backstage at fashion week. Here are the masters (Christiaan and Malcolm) at work:
I’m going to be brutally honest here and admit that I didn’t enjoy Errol Arendz’s show last night. He’s an absolute fashion legend and I do so love his shoe range, but I really wasn’t feeling his winter collection. Given all that, I must say the ‘Yeti coats’ (as Elle’s Senior Fashion Editor Kirsty calls them) were delicious. More please, Errol?
Here I am in my Michelle Obama-esque number with Fairlady Fashion Editor, Chu.
The gorgeous, gracious Jena Dover (centre) and friends.
RnB star Loyiso Bala and his amazingly friendly and sweet fiancee Jennifer.
Beautiful (I have too many adjectives to describe this woman) Tatum Keshwar and the equally stunning Sonia Booth.
[MY FAVOURITE THING TODAY] Red Lippie! Last night, actually, but, you know… Mika and I at Johannesburg Fashion Week.
It’s about that time again… You know, time to pretend you can walk in your ‘sitting shoes’ and time to airkiss and pretend you ‘absolutely lurve’ half of the people in the front row. Yes, you guessed it, Joburg Fashion Week!
I missed the very first day, Fastrack Day (but I’ll blog what I can), but yesterday was officially day one and this is what went down…
The first show of the day at The Bus Factory in Newtown was the much-anticipated Suzaan Heyns winter collection and it was outstanding, as usual.
The picture does this little number no justice. I love this dress - the peachy tones (which were washed out by the lighting) make this a winner.
Suzaan plays with shapes and brought the ‘inside’ (bone shapes) out. Her leather work was fantastic.
Loved this. Loved the braiding around the dress.
This dress isn’t totally ‘me’, but I can so see myself rocking this. SAMA’s 2011? Hmmm….