Hello World! A week ago I attended the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town #MBFWCT Autumn/Winter 2017 event. After being postponed due to our infamous wind, the second choice venue, Salt River studios was a dream. Imagine dusty railway lines as you driving up to the venue, vintage(read old) warehouses, add fashion and you have a recipe for success. What a stunning venue & perfect location for a photo shoot (if anyone is interested).
This year was the first time I attended MBFWCT as media/blogger. I have always attended as a member of the public because I want to support local wherever and whenever I can. I wish more people supported/attended MBFWCT , as some of the shows I attended were not filled to capacity as I thought it would be. And that is a shame! The talent on display filled my heart with African pride.
I also spotted some hot trends like turquoise tones as seen at Valentino and white feathers as seen at Balenciaga. However as much as the show was on par with international standards I loved the originality & interpretation of designers.
My favorite show by far was Afro Mod Trends. Their line “African Gatsby ” had so much sass it set my soul alight.
Below is a visual diary of the shows I attended, featuring my most loved pieces. If you wish to see more click here.