Fashion Week

The full show schedule + Designers to follow. 

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is back in Cape Town - yay! Last season there were plenty of stand-out chokers, from Raya Rossi’s chokers on the Shana runway (above) to a stellar collaboration between Rich Mnisi and Maps Maponyane. This season’s schedule is jam packed with designers from South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, and more. 
Thursday 23 March
17:30 // Gavin Rajah
18:30 // Joanna Hedley / Lara Klawikowski / DROOMER
19:30 // Habits by Jenny Le Roux
20:30 // Stefania Morland / Shana
21:30 // Mille Collines
Friday 24 March
17:30 // Swettie / Kefseddy Designs
18:30 // Fashion Revolution
19:30 // Craig Port
20:30 // Taibo Bacar / Ituen Basi
21:30 // David Tlale
Saturday 25 March
13:30 // The Intern by David Tlale
14:30 // AfroModTrend / David Alford Harare / Chidinma Obairi
15:30 // Bodhisattva / Cherrie Couture / Bulbulia Threads by Tasleem Bulbuliat
16:30 // Viniga / Orapeleng Modutle Style Aveue 
17:30 // Jenevieve Lyons / Vernac / Trebene
18:30 // Adama Paris / Khosi Nkosi
19:30 // Leigh Schubert 
20:30 // MaXhosa by Laduma
21:30 // Carducci
But what to expect? It’s hard to say, but here are three designer IGs with a few clues…
Jenevieve Lyons’ IG feed is currently filled with her Lexus SAMWAW17 collection. If that collection taught us anything, it’s that Jenevieve likes to reference past collections. Have a scroll through her feed, but know that whatever she ends up showing is bound to be reinterpreted in an unexpected way. 
Maxhosa’s designs are famously inspired by Xhosa culture, and his IG feed shows the shows the endless ways in which they have been styled locally and internationally. Perhaps that culture mashup will influence his AW17 collection. 
Shana Morland isn’t shy. Her IG feed has at least one official preview of her new collection. Follow for more!