Words: Xolela Madlanga | Photography: Luke Benett and Ricardo Marcus K
A collection I like to describe as ‘Retro Millennial’. The range, debuted at Xperience AFI last night, was definitely a crowd favorite reintroducing us to the ’80s with flamboyant and fluid pieces that are perfect for the modern man and woman when put together are perfect.
What I enjoyed the most was that the outfits were bold yet subtle which can be attributed to the use of soft pastels, white and nude colours. In true 80’s style, INANNI featured a stunning floral one shoulder maxi dress paired with a strapless satchel bag. What made this look stand out was the skewed neckline and non-constricting structure made more buoyant by the silky material.
This upcoming designer shows some real promise, I would love to see her take more risks, pushing the envelope between the now and now. I liked what I saw but I believe she just needs to dig a little deeper.