JOHANNESBURG — The South African fashion industry is gaining momentum, driven by a proliferation of designers and multibrand boutiques that carry the collections.
The growth was evident at the Fashion Week 2011 Summer Collections at Shine Studios here earlier this month, which featured the designs of industry veterans such as Clive Rundle, Jacques van der Watt of Black Coffee, Karen Ter Morshuizen of Lunar and Palesa Mokubung of Mantsho, to name a few, alongside relative newcomers such as Vesselina Pentcheva, Elaine du Plessis of Christopher Strong, the Smarteez collective from Soweto and the duo behind the label Kottin & Twille.
Alberta Ferretti's "Rainbow Week" sweaters are back. The designer closed her #MFW show with a few day-of-the-week sweaters, which first debuted on the catwalk last January as part of the pre-fall 2017 collection. #wwdfashion (📷: @delphineachard)