MBFWAfrica Day 2: My Wish List

Thursday 30 October 2014 marked day 2 of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa 2014 and the designers kept the momentum and interest up from day 1.

First to showcase was Congolese- born designer Tina Lobondi who showcased her “Au Cinema” collection which she says  was inspired by actresses whom she admires. Her collection was a hybrid of African and Western designs , she opted for less bright colours and kept it simple yet elegant for the modern woman.

My wish list from Tina Lobondi

Tina Lobondi Photo credit/ Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Tina Lobondi
Photo credit/ Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

 

Tina Lobondi Photo Credit: Simon Deiner/ SDR Photo

Tina Lobondi
Photo Credit: Simon Deiner/ SDR Photo

Up next was Josh & Nicol show which had a unique collection which in my opinion celebrated the many different aspects of the human face as it was evident in many garments with lips dominating of course. The collection was inspired by  and shaped around the ancient Benin Kingdom of Nigeria and infused with the Pop Art movement (in particular, the work of Andy Warhol) of the 1960s. This 30-piece collection is a tribute to Queen Idia of Benin, the only West African Warrior Queen from the Niger Delta who succeeded in honouring her Kingdom with great war victories.

My wish list from Josh & Nicol:

Josh & Nicol Photo credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Josh & Nicol
Photo credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Josh & Nicol Photo credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Josh & Nicol
Photo credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Josh & Nicol Photo credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Josh & Nicol
Photo credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Marianne Fassler’s  “Same Same but Different” collection wowed the crowd  with beautiful bright colours and prints, The cherry on top for me were the tribal tattoos that added the killer touch to an already magnificent collection. The neck pieces complemented the outfit very well. I do not own  printed legging but after that show maybe I should be getting myself a pair. The all  black collection really did wonders for my inner rebel who was doing celebratory back flips as the models walked in that collection. The collection stayed true to the “Same Same but Different” theme. The models and designers actually had a party on the ramp. It was loads of fun. Adding the kids was so cute.

My wishlist from Marianne Fassler:

Marianne Fassler Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR photo

Marianne Fassler
Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR photo

Marianne Fassler Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR photo

Marianne Fassler
Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR photo

Marianne Fassler Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Marianne Fassler
Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

 

Marianne Fassler Photo credit: Simon Deiner / SDR photo

Marianne Fassler
Photo credit: Simon Deiner / SDR photo

Spero Villiot took us back to Hollywood in the 1930s with great dresses from starlets . The models were such a delight to watch as they became playful and most of all the “srtip show” was fun

My wish list from Spero Villioti

Spero Villioti Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR photo

Spero Villioti
Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR photo

Spero Villioti Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR photo

Spero Villioti
Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR photo

Spero Villioti Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR photo

Spero Villioti
Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR photo

Finally there was some hot eye candy on the ramp, Mai Atafo Inspired presented a collection for men and women. The men’s collection involved suits something that I am not so clued up on expect that suits look good on a man.  I loved the touch of floral in the men’s range.  I loves every aspect of the women’s range simply because the range was inspired by traditional attire worn by the men of the South
South region of Nigeria. I would definitely rock any of those outfits.

My wishlist from Mai Atafo Inspired

Mai Atafo Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Mai Atafo
Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Mai Atafo Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Mai Atafo
Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Mai Atafo Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Mai Atafo
Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Mai Atafo Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Mai Atafo
Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Wish list for him

Mai Atafo Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Mai Atafo
Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Mai Atafo Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Mai Atafo
Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

 

 

 

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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 31, 2014, in Africa, Dresses, Fashion, Fashion Awards, Suits, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Im following. Its like in S.A. Huh im jealous hehe im not there.

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