On Day 4 of Mercedes Benz Johannesburg Fashion Week Loin Cloth and Ashes wowed the fashionistas with a collection of Loin Cloth and Ashes dresses which were in line with the designer Anisa Mpungwe’s design ethos – designs made for the confident contemporary woman who is not afraid to think outside the box and experiment with shape, colour and print. While trousers, maxis and midis were featured unfussy lines and presented complimentary silhouettes with loose and fluid fabrics, a dash of print here, a splash of colour there – and the result was a collection of vivacious yet elegant looks. Our particular favourite? The printastic Peter Pan collars that decorated bare necks.
Avant powered by design duo Lauren du Plessis and Bailey Alison, both LISOF graduates, painted the runway in black and white with structured designs and unfussy lines. Form and shape juxtaposed with softer and more fluid drapery – design features of the label – were evident in fitted bustier tops and structured shoulders in dresses and jackets combined neatly with flowing skirts and dresses in lighter fabrics.
Loin Cloth and Ashes