5 unconventional trends we already can't wait to try from AFI Fashion Week

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David Tlale shows latest collection at Africa Fashion International (AFI) 2019
David Tlale shows latest collection at Africa Fashion International (AFI) 2019
Alet Pretorius

Africa Fashion International (AFI) Fashion Week day one is done, and as we look forward to the next two days, these are the hot accessories and beauty trends we’ve spotted so far.

The corset

Designer Eric Raisina from Madagascar shows a textured corset. As the corset aesthetics is on the trends list, this is a piece that you could add to your look. The designer added a bright knit belt to add to the statement piece.

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Extended lashes

The feathered beauty look has once again hit the runway, as seen before on the Valentino Spring/Summer 2019 runway. David Tlale created his own look with black feathers on the models who walked the runway.

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David Tlale model at AFI fashion week in Johannesburg:

Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer '19 show by designer Pier paolo Piccioli.

Statement handbags

Under the theme African Fashion Unite, these guests accessorised with a statement handbag. Handbags have become more elaborate with interesting textures, shapes and colours – and a boombox-shaped handheld bag is right on trend.

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Offbeat accessories

Speaking on statement accessories, designer Marianne Fassler had her models walk down the runway with ornamental cattle head necklaces around their necks.

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Floral headpieces

A trend spotted on the runway that will help as summer hits us is the flora as hair accessories.

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