03 May SAFWSS17: FORGET ME KNOT!
I get into really weird and wonderful moments whenever I am #Frowing. I am very deliberate in my ways and work slightly harder than usual at finding a “special” point of view from designers, street stylopolitans or whomever romps my radar that season. I mean, I am not above the tagging of S.L.A.Y when something triflingly blows my mind and more often than not, I too threaten to die for so many off-beat moments if my Insta-stories are anything to go by. This season however, I zoned out and tuned into learnings possibly easy to rift past the proverbial Yaaas Khween screams and so forth. My findings on the other hand, have me in all sorts of excitements. Is anyone else blustered away by the tide for closures knotted, wrapped and pulled together by way of draw-strings at the recently wrapped SAFW SS17? AMAZING!
Not really a new wave this, but witnessing this trade a scale so large was something of a spiritual moment (not nearly melodramatic enough).
From left to Right: Heart & Heritage’s delicately knotted in soft fabrics to create an assembly of shapes. T’Niche necessarily wrapped together the next relatable every day wear gear. Anmari Honibal’s unambiguously artisanal drawstrings has me all pulled in and stuff.
From left to Right: Judith Atelier’s wink at OTT measures didn’t go without pulled efforts. Black Coffee went and brought it with their wrap take on that genderless tone they spread so stylishly. Nicky Madie’s claim for denim and stripes didn’t come without a fresh take strung detailmania.
From left To Right: Lalesso sagaciously led us to the beach with shaping fabric strings on that flowsy kaftan. Thebe Magugu outrivaled all possible lust-worthy fashions of the whole season and did so with a wrap dress. Rich Mnisi defined the retail season (and possibly more to come) with that hero of a shape-shifter of dress as part of Woolies’ #StyleBySA.
From Left to Right: Keys Fashion’s showcase didn’t sacrifice the brand’s trusted easy-to-wear sex appeal and a ribbon-bound starry green number was right in the centre of it. Durban University of Technology’s students needed not a lesson on expressionism. They went and upgraded an Obi-belt to exciting altitudes.
Trend alert? Methinks without a shadow of doubt! Local designers are leading us somewhere and what better way to do it that in modish knots?
Images: SDR Photos