Two of South Africa’s most illustrious designers – David Tlale and Gavin Rajah – will showcase their latest collections at the premier sartorial event of the year, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg, which will run at Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, from March 5-7.
David Tlale, internationally hailed for his peerless showmanship and daring-yet-elegant designs, will present his anticipated latest collection at MBFWJ on the 7th. This show follows hot on the heels of his stellar showcase at New York Fashion Week, which set the international press ablaze with praise for this South African design heavyweight.
Couturier to the stars, Gavin Rajah, will dazzle the rampside crowds on the 6th, with his elegant new collection, inspired by the iconic, free-spirited joie de vivre of the 1970’s. The collection promises to astound with Rajah’s legendary attention to detail, and unparalleled genius in exquisitely tailored silhouettes.
Both Tlale and Rajah are not only iconic examples of the talent within South Africa’s fashion industry, but both are a beacon of the success that local designers can achieve internationally, having shown their collections at, amongst others, New York, Paris and London fashion weeks.
African Fashion International, which serves as the gateway to refined African fashion, has unveiled an extraordinary line-up of 21 designers for MBFWJ 2015, including collections from Marianne Fassler, Ruald Rheeder, Stefania Morland, Suzaan Heyns, Fabiani, Khosi Nkosi, Tart, Augustine, KL Tsotetsi, Samantha Constable, and Shana, to name just a few.
As an exciting, fresh addition to this year’s lineup, AFI also welcomes the multi-talented designer Nhlanhla Nciza back to the ramp. Lead vocalist for globally-popular music group Mafikizolo, Nhlanhla will return to her fashion roots as she debuts with her collection, NN Vintage, which proves that her musical talent translates flawlessly into design, which has always been a key passion in her life.