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
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:
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:
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
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
Wish list for him