Review: Ephymol at SA Fashion Week S/S 2019 (Day Four)

“The Ephymol brand is known for bold, masculine tailoring and a unique approach to timeless lines. The brand is headed by Ephraim Molingoana, a Soweto born but QwaQwa, Free State raised international model and self-taught designer.” The design brand was one of several that helped close out day four of the South Africa Fashion Week …

Review: Erre at SA Fashion Week S/S 2019 (Day Two)

It was meant to be a Spring/Summer luxury collection at the just-completed SA Fashion Week, but that did not stop design brand Erre from evoking feels of Fall/Winter as the opening scene of its collection. Models walked down the runway in all black to music evoking darkness and suspense. Thankfully, it wasn’t for too long …

Review: Klipa at SA Fashion Week S/S 2019 (Day Two)

Carlo Gibson, the creative director behind the brand Klipa is wittingly brilliant and has the ability to communicate diverse thoughts through fashion on the preservation of culture. Gibson opened his Spring/Summer 2019 show with a masqueraded man (but for his exposed face) performing on stilts. This followed with two other masqueraded individuals who later unveiled …

Review: Gert-Johan Coetzee at SA Fashion Week (Day Two)

On the floor of the runway was a checkered black and white rug with vertical lines. The stage was set for the entrance of Coetzee’s first look for Spring/Summer (S/S) 2019. A stunning black model dressed in a checkered black and cream catsuit, with a cinched waist that had “Gert” scribbled across the waist belt, …

Review: Mantsho by Palesa Mokubung S/S 19 at SA Fashion Week (Day One)

Mantsho by Palesa Mokubung is a brand known for proudly flying the South African flag and heritage on the continent, and globally. It is also one of the few successful black woman-owned design brands that thrives on reminding the brilliant woman to live her life to the fullest making bold, regal statements when she walks …