MBFWAfrica day 1: My picks from the ramp

Yesterday the 29th of October marked the beginning of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa brought to you by AFI. the show started with New York based Cameroonian designer Kibonen whose collection was embodied in so much bright colours, patterns and print.

My favourite look from her collection:

Kibonen NY Photo credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Kibonen NY
Photo credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Kibonen NY Photo credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Kibonen NY
Photo credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Up next was Intisaar Mukadan form Zimbabwe whose collection was edgy, daring, colourful and in my opinion completely fun. knits were used differently and I could actually see myself in some of those outfits.

My picks from Intisaar M:

Intisaar M Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Intisaar M
Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Intisaar M Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Intisaar M
Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Millie Collines show infused street and formal wear with crazy beautiful sweaters with cool writings and a dope collaboration with Simon and Mary. I need to get myself one of the hats. I loved the accessories of the Millie Collines show, the accessories were different, big, in your face and absolutely amazing.

My picks from Millie Collines:

Mille Collines Photo credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Mille Collines
Photo credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Mille Collines Photo credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Mille Collines
Photo credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

One brand that stayed consistent for me was Taibo Bacar, From the first outfit to the last outfit I loved everything . The inspiration behind the collection is the present situation in Mozambique. The soundtrack was “A Luta Continua”which had some of us dancing in our seats. The Taibo Bacar show was a show stopper own in its own and of course he had to get a stand ovation from the audience as we all loved the collection and were drew in by the garments.  With 50 models walking for this collection , it was nothing but the best.

My picks from Taibo Bacar

 

Taibo Bacar Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Taibo Bacar
Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Taibo Bacar Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Taibo Bacar
Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Taibo Bacar Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Taibo Bacar
Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Taibo Bacar Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Taibo Bacar
Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

I would also like to applaud the model who broke the heel of her shoe while on the runway and she still continued as if nothing happened. What I love the most about this is she still looked like she was wearing both shoes. This is what I really call being professional and I must say she absolutely killed that walk.

All in all MBFWAfrica day one was absolutely great.

I WILL LEAVE THIS HERE:

“When bad shoes happen to good models” 

 

 

 

 

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About Afrikan Princess

I don't have limits but I have principles. Vuyiso Tshabalala is a 20 something old woman with an insatiable desire to travel and acquire knowledge. An African ambassador in her own right and dubbed the "Afrikan Princess"because of her undying love for Africa and the strong passion to develop the continent and keep the African Dream alive. An entrepreneur in her own right and a serial promoter of other people's projects.

Posted on October 30, 2014, in Africa, Fashion, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I Love the white dress from Taibor Bacar. will pull that one on a Sunday afternoon either at church or Lunch with friends. My kinda dress.

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