SA Fashion Week SS 16 Day 1: Reviews & What I Wore

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Day 1 of SA Fashion Week SS 16 got off to quite a good start on Tuesday night with Gert Johan Coetzee,  Colleen Eitzen, Lunar, my highlight of the night Clive Rundle and the Lufthansa 1st Best Collections all showing. Clive Rundle’s runway show spoke about the ” myth between the geisha queen and her assistants, ” and was so conceptually strong that someone who hadn’t seen the title of the show, commented that there was a “Geisha-esque vibe to Clive’s show.” Rundle’s Geisha and her assistants are tough, but feminine, styled in Doc Marten’s, floaty fabrics and beautiful oriental inspired prints. As I watched the show, I kept thinking about all the scenes that took place in the Geisha boarding house in the movie Memoirs Of A Geisha.  

(Runway images from planetivan.com)

Dressing for Fashion Week is never as dramatic as I make it out on Twitter… Lol. I generally aim to be comfortable and dress to survive the long evenings that make up a Fashion Week experience. This blouse from Animale was purchased at clothes swap I went to about 5 years ago and after over-wearing it for a time and subsequently getting over it, I finally decided to style differently and wear it off the shoulder. Barring a few almost “free the nipple” moments, I love how easy but refined this look is, and it is all because of this blouse.

Clothing credits: Blouse worn off the shoulder by Animale | Pants from H&M | Heels from Nina Roche at Spitz

Hair by Candi & Co Salon

Photography by  @worthathovsandwords

A finalist in Lufthansa’s 1st Best Collections Somerset Jane’s collection was another day 1 favourite because there is nothing I love more than classic silhouettes with contemporary details that elevate a clothing item into a statement piece. To put it simply, this collection reflected one of my favourite Charles Eames quotes: “The details are not the details. They make the design.”

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