22 Mar MBFW JHB Marianne Fassler Review
Last year I was customising a Levi’s denim trucker and until I saw Marianne Fassler’s MBFWJHB A/W 2015 runway collection I thought I had destroyed it. More than likely inspired by last years Sunday times Fashion Weekly Custom Denim Edit that saw the team from Sunday Times Fashion Weekly briefing six designers to make themselves an outfit using denim pieces from six denim brands, Marianne Fassler’s A/W collection opened with a series repurposed unique and interesting denim pieces. From denim truckers with the backs removed (so glad I can wear the trucker I stuffed up now), to ball gowns with denim trimmings all the way down to the back pocket of a pair of denim jeans; nothing was wasted, as models wore head pieces and accessoried made of frayed denim.
The rest of the show was signature Fassler, with flowy dresses, hints of leopard print, colour, asymmetrical lines and layering that was so perfectly imperfect that you wanted to be the woman who Fassler designs for. She has fun, has a carefree sense of self and like Marianne herself possesses this unique sense of style that only she, because of who she is, can carry off freely, expressively and oh so stylishly.