Fashion Week Brooklyn selected 2 designers last year to show on the runway in New York for their annual fashion show. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University graduate Laduma Ngxokolo was one of the designers chosen to show his collection Buyel’mbo from his range “MaXhosa by Laduma”.
The fringe trend for Spring/Summer 2014 from designers such as Altuzarra, Miu Miu and Dior was a hit. It popped up at major fashion weeks all over the world last year, beginning with New York Fashion Week for SS14. Now that we’re in Spring here, this trend is popping up in South Africa. Here’s what I love from some shops nationwide.
A bit about ‘Fashion Week’
Fashion week happens twice a year in the major fashion capitals of the world: New York, London, Milan, Paris and Berlin.
They each host a womenswear fashion week twice a year with New York beginning each season and the other cities following in the aforementioned order.
Fashion weeks are held several months in advance of the season to allow the press and buyers a chance to preview fashion designs for the following season. It’s also to allow time for retailers to arrange purchasing or incorporate the designers into their retail marketing.
There are two major seasons per year – Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer. From January through April designers showcase their Autumn/Winter collections. From September through November, designers showcase their Spring/Summer collections.
For womenswear, the Autumn/Winter shows always start in New York in February and end in Paris in March. Spring/Summer shows start in New York in September and end in Paris in October.
The latest innovations in dress designs are showcased by renowned fashion designers during these fashion weeks, and all these latest collections are covered in magazines such as Vogue
Magnus Carlsen first caused a stir when he featured in the Autumn/Winter 2010 campaign for G-Star and heads will turn again when Carlsen fronts the S/S 2014 campaign partnered with Lily Cole, best illustrating the brand’s innovation.