Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg for Autumn/Winter 2014 is over!! Before we take a much deserved rest from all this fashion week (at least for now), we are bringing you some of our favourite highlights from the past few days.
With 15 shows in the three-day period of 20th March to 22nd March, there were stellar collections showcased on the runway from the likes of Marianne Fassler, David Tlale, Stefania Morland, and Leigh Schubert as well as the many exceptional newcomers included in the 2014 line-up.
Identifying trends from all the different designers was no easy task but we were able to pick out 8 key trends that stood out during the fashion show.
Red is a colour that designers were definitely not afraid of during the 2014 MBFW. We saw it repeatedly on the runway going from bold to feminine and risqué.
Crop tops are huge on the fashion scene right now so it comes as no surprise that this was featured largely on the runway.
Eye Catching Prints
Who doesn’t love bold, eye-catching prints? We know that we do. South African designer Marianne Fassler is a regular when it comes to bold prints and we kept our eyes out for her. It was nice to see other labels also use bold prints.
Earthy colours are a common feature on any runway but when designers go a step forward to make colours pop with a metallic gleam, that is what we love.
Ever wondered where your wardrobe will be without all your black and white outfits? No need to fear because the runway dictates that monochrome is still very in. The minimalist and simple trend hasn’t left the runway for a few months now but we are not complaining.
We were glad to see ruffles on the runway at MBFW. The look is an effortlessly feminine and romantic look.
The men are not left out from our trend hunt. Man bags were everywhere on the runway at MBFW. From satchels to purses and fur covered bags (no kidding!). So here’s to all the men, get shopping!
And of course, the shorts suit. Pharell has been seen twice in this outfit. Nigerian actor Jim Iyke was seen in this outfit in 2013. The runway has now given a stamp of approval, it is a trend to follow.
Photo Credit: SDR Photoby