Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg: Abigail Betz goes 3D

2014-03-21 15:08

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Abigail Betz’s 3D opening sequence heralded a new era in the presentation stakes of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg.

While the bespectacled audience oohed and aahed at the visual effects, TV personality Lalla Hirayama appeared like a vision.

She was dressed like a geisha, complete with milk white make-up, dramatic eyeshadow and pink lips to walk for Betz.

Her collection was ethereal and featured long trains, lace, some tartan and houndstooth for her winter jackets.

Marianne Fassler stayed true to her identity of leopard print paired with typical winter Scottish Highland tartan, which seems to be on the comeback trail – not that it ever left really.

Chunky crocheted wool granny jerseys and skirts lent a splash of colour in her homage to the “rainbow nation”.

Stefania Morland also used tartan and flashes of velvet.

Shades of pastel pink dominated Tsotetsi KL’s range while Irmgard Mkhabela, known for his male underwear designs, played around with unusual materials such as foam and dabbled in colour – mostly red in a women’s only collection.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg continues today at the Sandton Convention Centre. On the bill are The Intern by David Tlale (3.30pm), Morphe/Shana (6pm), Fashion Night Out: Fashion Movie (7pm), Tart/Selfie (8pm) and Adriaan Kuiters/Laduma (9pm)

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