fashion week day 2

Day two of fashion week was a little bit hectic for me as it was a Friday night and some after-partying was in order, so my posts and feedback are a bit behind. Plus my aims and aspirations of blogging from my blackberry were shattered when I realised that my images needed to be shot landscape instead of portrait in order for them to display the right way up if I emailed them to my blogger account.
Anyways, now I have some gorgeous images courtesy of IVAN NAUDE and SAFW from the shows on day one: Amanda Laid Cherry, Superella and Guillotine and images from the other shows I watched on day two and three.

Guillotine by Lisa Jaffe

Guillotine by Lisa Jaffe

Guillotine by Lisa Jaffe

Amanda Laird Cherry


Amanda Laird Cherry

Amanda Laird Cherry
Before I begin with my thoughts on the shows I watched on Friday night, I just want to put it out there that Lucilla and her team at SAFW are actually unbelievable. They managed to pull off a great 3 days of fashion without their headlining sponsor Sanlam (not sure if any of you have realised that it is not SSAFW anymore but just SAFW). This shows me that South African fashion will always have a home at SAFW, because this is obviously a passion project for them.

Back to day two and three…
Working a 9 – 5 job that requires to me to be in the office really interfered with my fashion – weeking. I missed the morning session shows: Non European, Bianca Warren, Dillon & Jada, Nabeela and Silver Spoon, as well as the afternoon shows Rubicon, Sies! Isabelle, Mantsho and Sober. I was quite devastated because I was quite curious to see the morning show designers as I am not familiar with any of their work and I really wanted to see Mantsho and Sies!Isabelle. I own a dress by Sies!Isabelle, which I absolutely adore and I have yet to get a chance to see her full runway show and from what I can see from the images I did miss out. The show looks as if it was beautiful, flirty and wearable with exposed contrast zips and bandage halter neck detailing. Next time, I’m going to have to take leave it appears…

Sies! Isabelle

Sies!Isabelle
I did manage to make it to the evening shows: Two, Chimera, RJKay, Karen Monk Klijnstra, Gugulam and Loxion Kulca by Olé Ledimo.
TWO AND CHIMERA
Two and Chimera’s show was nothing to write home about. I did like Chimera’s juxtaposition of heavy leather belts and bags with flirty light fabrics but that’s about all I can remember because that is all I jotted down.
GUGULAM, KAREN MONK KLIJNSTRA AND RJKAY
The shows that followed (except Gugulam) were all over the top, and not in a good way. There was too much going on, too many elements being brought together that compromised pieces that could have been quite beautiful. This was particularly evident in RJKay’s collection. Even drama needs balance.

RJKay
RJKay
LOXION KULCA
I really didn’t appreciate seeing 8 or so looks of ill-fitting underwear. I did quite like the looks I’ve upload, but on the whole, I am not sure I am convinced by the collection or Loxion Kulca’s direction. The women’s apparel was on a completely different tangent to the men’s.

Loxion Kulca

Loxion Kulca
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