Fashion: Fassler's rebel riot

2015-03-15 09:15

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Marianne Fassler’s collection at this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week had the crowd cheering
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Is it possible for a veteran designer’s work to keep getting younger and fresher? It seems it is, if you’re Marianne Fassler.

She had the crowd at Melrose Arch in Joburg whooping and ululating last week when she showcased her autumn/winter 2015 collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Known for her originality, Fassler took denim to a whole new level this season. Kicking off with a rebellious anthem from the Sex Pistols, the show oozed youthful vigour.

The collection reinvisioned traditional forms of denim, deconstructing it into shreds and patches, then reconstructing it in sheer fabrics and a range of patterns.

The show told the audience to put their middle fingers up and follow their own rules when it came to personal style. It was as antifashion as it was fashion.

The collection also features Fassler’s signature use of manipulated fabrics, handcrafted details and unexpected juxtapositions that elevate every piece.

For the shoes, each ensemble was paired with the most magnificent pair of chunky black brogues with hand-beaded details.

The collection captured the essence of street style. A saturated palette of blues, mustard and maroon were the primary colours in the collection.

Her show closed with a mix of gowns and skirts, as well as a trademark Fassler wedding dress to seal it – each incorporating knitwear using raw South African Angora wool, mohair, denim and netting.

 It was like looking into Africa’s street version of Alice in Wonderland from a vibrant cross-cultural perspective.

Fassler's collections showcased edgy patterns and contrasting styles.

Fassler used bold silhouettes and intricate fabrics to enhance the designs.

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