Words: Didintle Ntshudisane | Images: Sisanda M and SDR Photo
AFI MBFWCT wrapped up its second part of their A/W17 showcases on Saturday night and once again, from collections to song selections, the designers showed up.
The collection had a combination of great color pallets showcasing Pantone A/W 17 colours and had a hint of gender fluidity. There was an appearance of amazing sleeve cuts through out the show and the styling was impeccable with a great use of alternative accessory pieces (paper clips). The collection had a flow of clean lines in terms of garment construction and a great play on texture in the ensembles.
With high street menswear, very structured and masculine, a lot of denim with different prints on the fabric, the designer opted for a deconstructed look in some looks throughout the show with a lot of patch work and raw/seamless edges. The model casting was also spot on.
The collection was playful and vibrant but with a strong message: celebrating women with Whitney Houston’s Every Women playing. I especially loved the pink hues and dashes of gold and the play on fabric textures representing a strong women with confidence. The designer added some kiddies wear and menswear towards the end of the show which was very gender fluid in terms of colours and silhouettes.