If FOMO is getting you down, do not fret – Mikaela O 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.

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Feathery touches added a further element of luxury:

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Afri 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.

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Pretty pleats and simple ruffles created a feminine appeal.

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Thula Sindi

Thula Sindi translated the floral trend into ready-to-wear bomber jackets, soft blouses and print cocktails dresses. Accentuated shoulders make for standout pieces – as seen on black knits to metallic jackets.

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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.

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Check out the rest of each day of Fashion Week in the next posts.

bye for now

xx

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