The second Amarula Bay Fashion Sunday was held at the Roof Garden Bar in Central this past weekend, bringing a crop of six young designers to the ramp and a chance for a spot at Mandela Bay Fashion Week later in the year.
The aim of Amarula BFS, say the organisers, is to create a talent search platform whereby designers and models will be sourced from townships and urban areas to showcase their work. Progressive designers will be selected from here to partake in Mandela Bay Fashion Week, which this year will be offering cash prizes to the value of R60 000.
Additionally, there is a chance for one or more designers to showcase at the annual Vukani Fashion Awards in Johannesburg.
Ntombozuko Venge’s Zuko Couture
Ntombozuko Venge’s Zuko Couture focussed on extremely wearable floor-length dresses, which were fluid and feminine.
Joanne Moses presented a small but neat range of street wear.
Neliseka Kwanele’s Milani kept to a theme by using check fabric throughout, in varying cuts with a touch of back detailing on more than one garment.
Royal Highness Couture
Royal Highness Couture by Xanti Manele showed a small but punchy range of denim and shweshwe, which made an impact.
Libon Lee Clothing designer Libona Rasana presented a diverse range for men and women. Showing plenty of skin, this collection was a crowd favourite.
VJJ’s Jungle closed off the show with pizzazz in wax print and solids in strong primary colours suitable for winter wear.
- The next Fashion Sunday is slated for May 21, provisionally to be held at Baywest Mall.