If you couldn’t make it to the African Fashion International’s Cape Town Fashion Week, don’t worry I’ve got you covered…
You know it’s going to be a great series of shows when you’re greeted with free drinks. Come on, who doesn’t like freebies?!
This year’s theme was #IamAfrica. The show celebrated and showcased exceptional African creative talent on a global stage. The show included designers from Ghana, South Africa, Morocco, Senegal, Kenya, Tanzania, Congo Kinshasa and Nigeria.
The show opened with one of South Africa’s top designers Gavin Rajah showcasing his latest range. His new range bursting with colour and Japan-inspired designs. From there onwards, other designers brought us “magic”. The creativity, the art, the runaway, the music and the crowd – everything was lit. Some of us, even wondered if we could ever pull off some of these fashion designers clothes.
Inspired by bold, vibrant, and authentic African spirit, the show was hosted at one of South Africa’s iconic spaces – Salt River Film Studios – an old compound of railway blacksmiths’ workshops turned world-class studio and events facility.
Audiences and photographers scrambled to capture moments as models paraded classic African collections. The AFI show brought people from all over the continent to witness what African talent can deliver and we are proud that we weren’t disappointed. This season saw new textures and embellishments make their debut.