how girly is this? it's too cute... lurv't!
This unimaginative piece should not be too hard to rock... lurv its simplicity!
August ( top) did it, Thula Sindi (middle) did it, Antik Batik ( bottom) did it, should I do it?
The strong start in Doreen's collection promised many corporate gals eye-candy - with the wonderful high collar shirts with wonderful couture high waist skirts, but it was the pillow-case effect, as seen on the second picture above, which threw me over a bit. I think there was something missing or there was a little too much of something - can't put my finger on it just yet...
but how scene-de-seduction is this? lurv'n't!
look at the detail and talent that went into that gown - wouldn you just like to pull a "Brooke Forrester" (you know what im talking 'bout) wearing this?
ooohh! Bring on the boys!! Feather-boa and all! Beautifully camp!
Fundudzi by Craig Jacobs (sponsored by plascon) - yes, that would be the paint company. What did I anticipate? splashes of paint either in the clothes or on the runway. I was sooo excited i nearly fell of my front row seat until the ushers revealed the ramp - only to reveal a dismal white standard ramp... then my excitement elevated to what the rather conservative Fundudzi would give us. It had nothing to do with the sponsors, it was a typical Fundudzi show (not complaining!) with an intelligently, highly amusing finale (constucted on the ramp):
What started off as a simple skin-tight dress, ended up as a couturesque piece with plenty to dissect and appreciate, this is how it happened:
There were 4 lines within the show; each with a piece on the finale representing the lines:
The modern skin-tight dress
The hessian (which represented the "African" pieces)
The tassled satin-chiffon overthrow (representing the satin and chiffon collections)
The final hand-knit bolero (obviously representing the knitwear).
The red dress got a kick in the right direction after the couch throw over (yes the was a couch at the top of the runway where the model could see the show and show us how to DIY in a cost-effective way which i lurv'd given the frugalista I've become) made of hessian material folded on itself to become the delightlful wrap-around dress. That got a modern twist with what used to be the lamp shade (see pics 2 and 3 above, comapre the two lamp shades, see wha i mean?) which made the tassled overthrow of the hessian wraparound - layering, guess it's back. Finally the bolero was a framed artwork which was brocken to reveal the lovely knitwear. WELL DONE CRAIG!!!
We were amused!
very eau-la-la, doncha think?
There are really no words to describe where Heni took me with this collection - even my Tweets (I've become an obssessed midshow tweeter) were incoherent... It made me think of David Tlale's 2008 autumn/winter collection when mannings (man's leggings) caused rampus on the (couture) campus. More on David later, but do you see any similarities between Heni and David (or am I just to quick eyed and too eager to point out designer similarities even if there aren't any? SAVE ME!!)