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Our Favourite Moments from the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Jo'burg

Here’s what went down

If FOMO is getting you down, do not fret – #COSMOFashion has all the juice on the must-see-moments and key trends shaping the South African fashion industry that are sure to affect your upcoming summer wardrobe.

Here’s what went down:

Klûk CGDT

Kicking off a four-day fashion festival, the Klûk CDGT collection showcased on opening night with a kaleidoscope of colours and feathery finishes. The liquid metallics and flowing silk of the garments contrasted the strong geometric structures that adorned the ramp. Each eye-catching item was a masterpiece in its own right, outlined by a permanent frame in the center of the stage.

Retro patterns and forgotten fabric combinations were out in full force with an ode to the ’80s.

Kluk CGDT #MBFWJ17

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Feathery touches added a further element of luxury:

Kluk CGDT #MBFWJ17

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From power suits to dresses, purple was the colour of the moment.

Kluk CGDT #MBFWJ17

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Gavin Rajah

A return to innocence sums up Gavin Rajah’s feminine collection.

For those who felt they were born in the wrong decade, these Victorian-era-inspired pieces create a romantic mood.

Gavin Rajah #MBFWJ17

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Floral embroidery, contrasted with bold black or white lines, was a clear trend.

Gavin Rajah #MVFWJ17

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Leopard print has never looked so lovely with modern cuts and fur finishes, adding a fresh take on the animal-kingdom aesthetic #growl.

Gavin Rajah #MVFWJ17

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Crochet finished with delicate pom-pom details make for a fun, yet more elegant interpretation on last season’s theme.

Gavin Rajah #MVFWJ17

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 AFI Privé

A decade of African excellence was celebrated  in the AFI Privé collection.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication and colour did all the talking on the ramp.

Afri Prive #MBFWJ17

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Pretty pleats and simple ruffles created a feminine appeal.

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Thula Sindi

Accentuated shoulders make for standout pieces – as seen on black knits to metallic jackets.

Thula Sindi #MBFW17

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Thula Sindi translated the floral trend into ready-to-wear bomber jackets, soft blouses and print cocktails dresses.

Thula Sindi #MBFW17

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See-through mesh was a go-to material that added a touch of Gothic glamour – from a more structured A-line to an on-the-floor maxi.

Thula Sindi #MBFW17

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Mall of Africa

Stripes were a key feature of ladies apparel in the Mall of Africa showcase, providing a fashionable yet formal take on the workwear blouses and dresses.

Mall of Africa #MBFWJ17

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Not forgetting our gents, the Mall of Africa menswear celebrated the ever-evolving metro man with bold prints and patterns on tailored blazers.

Mall of Africa #MBFWJ17

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Orapeleng Modutle Style Avenue

High-collared shirts with see-through silhouettes create a mysterious mood, while delicate ruffles and lace detail add girlish charm.

Orapeleng Modutle Style Avenue #MBFWJ17

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Over-the-top volume was also spotted in the range, with billowing skirts in pink layered tulle. #Princess

Orapeleng Modutle Style Avenue #MBFWJ17

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Khosi Nkosi

Our African queen did not disappoint with her signature popping colours, traditional in design yet daring in colour.

Khosi Nkosi #MBFWJ17

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TN COLLECTIV

A unique polka-dot-print on sheer material was featured in various styles with extravagant floral embroidery.

TN COLLECTIV #MBFWJ17

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TSOTETSI KL

Bringing bedroom beauty to the runway, Tsotetsi KL’s range included sheer tulle and exposed corset details, offering a sophisticated nod to intimacy.

TSOTETSI KL #MBFWJ17

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David Tlale

Rich velvet with ruffle details embody the luxury that encapsulates the David Tlale brand.

David Tlale #MBFWJ17

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Moroccan moods were key influences in the menswear category, with indie details fading into bold satin pinks.

David Tlale #MBFWJ17

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Marianne Fassler

From pineapples to pelicans, there were many fun and funky tropic prints showcased in this collection, all delicately printed on summery silk chiffon.

Marianne Fassler #MBFWJ17

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VIZUVLGVDŠ

Bold side stripes have been a featured trousers trend, yet VIZUVLGVDŠ takes it further, incorporating diagonal angles in silver shades for this sports-inspired trend.

Vizuvlgvds #MBFWJ17

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Narok NYC

The classic trench coat has never looked so good with bold primary colours, making sure your man will stand out for the right reasons.

NAROK NYC #MBFWJ17

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Quiteria & George

Dusty-pink mesh moulded into peplum styles perfectly symbolised the combination of soft beauty and power #GirlBoss.

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Sheria Ngowi

Menswear by Sheria Ngowi relished in the classic robe with longer lengths, satin finishes and wider sleeves, encapsulating the latest boudoir-inspired movement.

Sheria Ngowi #MBFWJ17

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Scalo

Fairy-tale frocks flowed across the runway with an eye-catching contrast between delicate floral details and layered geometric caging in pastel tones.

Scalo #MBFWJ17

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Ruff Tung

Our fabulous fuller-figured females will be spoilt for choice with Asian blooms on a silky satin canvas.

Rufftung #MBFWJ17

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And what’s a fashion show without a little sparkle? Ruff Tung’s rainbow sequins brought out everyone’s inner mermaid.

Rufftung #MBFWJ17

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Stefania Morland

Influences of bedroom dressing continue to creep through mainstream design details, as seen in Stephanie Morland’s slip pieces in nude tones.

Stefania Morland #MBFWJ17

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Classic pieces received a rejuvenated zing from eye-catching lime and pink colours.

Stefania Morland #MBFWJ17

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Shana Morland

With a collection consisting of full black or white creations, Shana Morland’ romantic lace finishes remain ravishing.

Shana Morland #MBFWJ17

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Leigh Schubert

Picking up on the black-and-white colour palette, this range features strategic trims in standout black and white, to ensure that every feature on a women’s body is noted and appreciated.

Leigh Schubert #MBFWJ17

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Fabiani

Blue-and-white colour combinations have led to the creation of this Grecian-goddess range, with waist belts and side stripes adding a modern touch.

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It is safe to say that fashion in South Africa is in good hands with these talented designers and their visions for what our wardrobe should look like in the coming season.

Check out the street style that stood out:  The Best Street Style from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Jo’burg.

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