The first day of South African Fashion Week (SAFW) has concluded, leaving a high sense of anticipation for the next three days.
The topic of sustainability has been a continuous reference for this season at SAFW and as a result natural fabrics, earth colours and upcycled garments were seen from the designers’ collections at the Day 1 shows.
Stand-out elements from the collections include a focus on textile design seen in unique prints and tie-dye fabrics, bold colours and rich textures.
These are the top trends we spotted on the Day 1 runway:
Tagwalk’s most searched colour in October was green, which is also a trend colour for 2020 as seen on various runways around the world, including South Africa’s very own SAFW.
Mantsho by Palesa Makubang showed statement green pieces, including a tiered frill dress in various shades of greens and a matching green pants ensemble.
Cindy Mfabe was more creative with her green pinstripe fabric incorporated in a frilled mini dress, pencil skirts, trousers and jackets.
Thabo Makhetha showed a fresh collection with a custom print featuring the brand's logo and her grandmother’s prayer sticks seen on dresses and digitally printed on leather capes.
LO’ICE’s black and white hand-painted prints accented with striking pops of colour made a strong stament on the runway.
Afrikanswiss takes their tie-dye denim further in its utility-style pieces.
Wooden buttons are seen on House of Lucent and Mas'ooda collections, largely in a contrasting fashion.
Just in time for summer, the essential straw hat graces the runway in the much-loved wide brim style.
And neutral colours also made an appearance in various collections.
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