The first show of Day 4 of Mercedes Benz Johannesburg Fashion week was the runway extravaganza by designers Grapevine, Distinctive Man and Thabani Mavundla.
The new new Johannesburg-based label Grapevine lived up to the brand’s bywords “sophistication, elegance and assertiveness” with a collection heavily featuring a colour palette of warm earth hues and jewel colours in a range of sheer shirts, tailored trousers, slinky pencil skirts and ’50s dresses – a range of elegant yet easy to wear designs with a luxurious feel by Komotjo Malatji.
Distinctive Man by Thabo Mukwevho and Nobukhosi Nkosi brought on a range for distinctive men with a range of tailored suits in neutral shades and more casual daywear of check vests and leopard print shirts in monochrome and brown. The looks were accessorised with more casual footwear of white sandals.
Thabani Mavundla’s collection preseted a richer colour palette from lemon sorbets and sandy neutrals to rich reds and aquas in a range of midi and maxi flowing dresses in silk and chiffon. Prints were equally rich, yet not overpowering, with watercolour prints, pink leopard prints and silver polka dots enhancing the creations.