Thabang Mapokgole reflects on the recent SA Fashion Week (SS21) digital collection and reviews some of the latest fashion trends showcased on the runway.
Images courtesy of SA Fashion Week
As we reflect on the three-day runway of SA Fashion Week SS21 digital shows, we can’t run away from the fact that we predicted a lot of expression and emotions from designers. And indeed, we experienced mixed emotions, while watching virtually at the Mall of Africa and from our homes.
The designers portrayed individualism, freedom, strength and self-awareness in their detailing, colours, fabric, silhouette, construction styling and choice of music.
It’s the wool season, and designers like Artho Eksteen (new talent search winner), Romaria, Chiefs of Angles, ERRE, MmusoMaxwell, Lukhanyo Mdingi, Judith Atelier, Ephymol, Richard Hoy, Loxion Kulca and The Bam Collective paired and layered their garments with wool.
White also dominated the runway, with designers like Xavier Sadan, Throwaway Twenty, Rubicon, A.L.C, MmusoMaxwell, Mc Alpine, Sober, Fikile Sokhulu, Ezokhetho and The Bam Collective, playing with the white palette.
While The Bam Collective, Mantsho, Erre, Saint Vuyo, Rubicon, Throwaway twenty, MmusoMaxwell and Richard Hoy also served us all shades of blue.
Shades of Blue
Monochrome also proved to be another trend for the upcoming Spring/Summer season and popped up from a few designers like Loxion Kulca, The Bam Collective, Angles of Chiefs, Ephymol, Ezokhetho, Romaria, MC Alpine, Judith Atelier, Clive Rundle, and MmusoMaxwell.