Its another fashion week experience and designers got the ball rolling for the Spring and Summer 2017 season of the African Fashion International (AFI) Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg (MBFWJ17). Designers such as Malcolm Kluk and Christiaan Gabrië, Rajah and many more kicked off the show with amazing collections we never want to miss out on.Models took over the runway, showcasing pieces which included delicate gowns in chiffon and futuristic fabrics as well as separates of flattering dresses, pants and skirts in vivid green, yellow and red.Established designers such as Gavin Rajah, Sperro Villioti and Thula Sindi presented their summer collections on Day two at the Mall of Africa. Rajah’s collaboration with homeware retailer @Home is worth talking about and guess what, the flamboyant designer’s aesthetic is luxurious fabrics, intricate detailing and bold designs that command attention.Other gorgeous collections at the event features muted colours, charged with a sense of exoticism through wild animal prints and delicate French garden embroideries. Texture is added with intricate embroidery and beading, as well as through the choice of fabrics used.The looks showcased included strong graphic silhouettes, juxtaposed with a few floaty pieces. Daring thigh-high slits, plunging necklines and see-through fabrics are just some of the cuts that stood out. The runway looks were paired with hair flower crowns and eye-popping make-up composed of splashes of blush pink and yellow. See more from the show. Credit: AFI
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