Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Johannesburg rocked the city with a bumper filled event showcasing designers from the entire continent. Our very own Tasleem Bulbulia from Bulbuliathreads had the audience in awe with her breathtakingly beautiful designs in vibrant colours announcing the arrival of spring. Her collection displayed bright colours in multiple floral prints, ranging from floor skimming tunics to wide skirts and soft flowing dresses with cropped bombers with an edge.
Thursday, 18 August 2016
When a pop up of this nature springs up, you don't decline the invitation, as the location alone is well worth travelling a long distance for. Although slightly of the beaten track, the Atlantic Tintswalo Lodge graciously sits on the slopes of Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay. The venue hosted a number of South African designers including two of my favourites, Anneen Henze and Tamara Cherie. Tamara renders fabulously classic garments in heavy tweeds and wool, whilst Anneen's collections lean more towards a more relaxed style with comfort as key. I was awestruck by the beauty of Coast & Koi's beautiful handcrafted pumps and shoes, each representing a work of art. Pop up stores are such a novel idea, and always attracts a lot of interest, especially when it's hosted by the likes of these noteworthy designers. The event kicked of at noon, allowing guests to languish in the beauty of Hout Bay, and perhaps having lunch on the deck overlooking Hout Bay. If you needed rest, you could kick back your heels and succumb to the skilled hands of the beautician performing skin analysis and threading of the eyebrows, leaving you all refreshed with eyebrows well defined, framing your face. The rest speaks for itself. Immerse yourself into the beauty of these hand made slippers, fit for Cinderella.
Style with a view, Collection by Tamara Cherie.
My kingdom for this cape by Anneen Henze
Beauty products by Dr Hauschka
Anneen Henzecollection on Instagram