Wednesday, August 3, 2016

#MBFWJ16: The legends are taking over Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg SS 2016

The stage is set for top designers from 15 cities on the continent to showcase their trends for the coming season, at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg SS 2016. From the 10th-13th August all eyes will be firmly on Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City, for the inaugural MBFWJ16 Spring/Summer collection.

“While day one is for fashion newcomers, day two will reveal some of the legends of the industry,” says Jan Malan, production director of MBFWJ16. “These household names will set the fashion scene for the next few months and dictate what the local trends will be.”

The first show of the evening is the real Jenni Button with her Philosophy label. As a world-renowned and respected designer, Jenni pays tribute to her African roots when she brings her signature luxurious style to the catwalk.

A woman that hardly needs introduction is Marianne Fassler – a South African fashion icon. As a fearless fashionista she will undoubtedly wow the Joburg audience with her Afrocentric designs, which celebrate both her country and her continent.
It’s a family affair when Stefania Morland and daughter Shana show off their trendy designs to a style hungry crowd. As award-winning designers in their own right, together they have built a successful brand that dresses the stars.

Rounding off a hugely impressive line-up of celebrated designers is Nhlanhla Nciza, famed singer-songwriter for one of South Africa’s favourite local bands Mafikizolo. However, she’s been making waves in the fashion industry with her vibrant NN Vintage collection. Be prepared for a dazzling production by a woman who knows show business.

“It’s a powerful all-woman affair for our second day on the runway and, with these doyennes of fashion, our audience can expect a smooth, professional show, with some red-hot runway designs,” says Malan.

With luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz as headline sponsor, African Fashion International (AFI) will be hosting this fashion extravaganza and focusing the world’s attention firmly on African design. AFI is the gateway to refined African fashion and is committed to showcasing the very best designers and creative talent from the continent.

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