We joined the fashion industry at SA Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 in Sandton City, from 10 – 14 April. The designers went all out to produce very noteworthy collections for the season to come.
Just like this winter, bright colours were all the rage, with noticeably less floral than in a usual S/S season. We saw ensembles in one colour from head-to-toe and lots of colour-blocking. Intricate origami-like folds and large ruffles also featured from the likes of ERRE, Amanda Laird Cherry, Rubicon and Thebe Magugu to name a few.
Check out all of our one-minute Instagram videos on each of the shows that we captured. You can view our Instagram page by clicking here.
ERRE stole the show with flowy, feminine creations in their usual black as well as a pop of bright colours. We also saw lots of “dresses over pants”. Click play to see the video.
Judith Atelier’s refreshing red and white was stunning. After the show we looked at the garments closeup to admire the delicate hand sewn applique. Click play to see the video.
MmusoMaxwell’s detailed tailoring and vibrant colours had everyone captivated. This duo, who are recent winners of the Sunglass Hut New Talent Search, have a bright future ahead of them. Click play to see the video.
THE TRENDS FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2018
Here are the top trends for women’s wear spotted at SA Fashion Week:
Red remains a popular colour for the season ahead. Don’t be shy to go all-red and stand out from the crowd.
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We were delighted to see green make a return for Spring/Summer 2018. Team green with red or navy for a vibrant look.
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In The Pink
Pink remains one of the most popular colours with shades ranging from magenta to pastel pink.
The happiest colour off all, yellow shines on in Spring/Summer 2018. If all-yellow is too intimidating, introduce accents and accessories in yellow.
Blue is such an easy colour to wear and transcends all seasons and trends.
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We saw floaty cloud-like garments that bring a bit of fun into the mix.
Images: Eunice Driver, Eunice Driver Photography
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SA FASHION WEEK AUTUMN/WINTER 2019 …
More than 60 designers will show their Autumn/Winter 2019 Collections on the Protea Court Rooftop in Sandton City from the 23 – 27 October. This will include the sought after SAFW New Talent Search, the Cape Wool SA Designer Challenge and the StyleBySA Collections by WW. SAFW Women and SAFW Men Collections will run parallel to the SAFW Trade Event where boutique, departmental and online store buyers can buy the Collections from the designers.
Tickets for the shows will be available at Computicket from the 23rd September 2018.