The Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Johannesburg Autumn Winter 16 showcase has just announced this year’s line-up of designers who will bring South Africa’s extraordinary talents under the spotlight of the world stage from 10 – 12 March 2016 at Sandton City’s Nelson Mandela Square.
Organised and curated by African Fashion International (AFI), the gateway to refined African fashion, MBFWJ weaves the eccentricity of African heritage and history into contemporary notions of fashion, putting the focus firmly on local designers. From urban street fashion to chic ready-to-wear items and avant-garde designs, audiences can expect a good dose of beyond-trend fashion and one of the best fashion productions of 2016.
Some of the top designers to be featured include internationally-acclaimed David Tlale, as well as Khosi Nkosi, Stefania Morland, Scalo, Mille Collines, Marianne Fassler, Tamara Dyson, Tuelo Nguyuza Collectiv, Spero Viliotti Couture, Selfi, Augustine, Leigh Schubert, Grapevine, Scalo/Tsotetsi KL in association with FALKE, AKEDO EXCLUSIVE PRESENTATION and Carducci*.
“South Africa is bursting with creative and talented young designers who are passionate about making their mark on the global fashion scene,” says Sizwe Nzimande, Group Marketing Manager at AFI. “AFI’s commitment to sustainability in the African fashion industry and empowering individuals to showcase their work on an international scale remains a priority in 2016, and we look forward to seeing what our home-grown designers have in store for us this year.”
We are particularly stoked to see Marianne Fassler’s new collection, since her last collection was amazing. And it is also interesting to note that there are no West African designers invited to participate.
Thursday, 10 March 2016
18h00 Khosi Nkosi/TBC at Nelson Mandela Square
19h15 Marianne Fassler at Nelson Mandela Square
20h30 Stefania Morland at Nelson Mandela Square
21h30 TBC at Nelson Mandela Square
Friday, 11 March 2016
18h00 Tamara Dyson/ Tuelo Nguyuza Collectiv at Nelson Mandela Square
18h45 AKEDO EXCLUSIVE PRESENTATION at Nelson Mandela Square
19h20 Spero Viliotti Couture at Nelson Mandela Square
20h30 Mille Collines at Nelson Mandela Square
21h30 David Tlale (venue to be revealed)
Saturday, 12 March 2016
14h00 The Intern by David Tlale at Nelson Mandela Square
15H30 AFI Fastrack™ at Nelson Mandela Square
17H00 Selfi/Augustine at Nelson Mandela Square
18H15 Leigh Schubert/Grapevine at Nelson Mandela Square
19h30 Scalo/ Tsotetsi KL in association with FALKE at Nelson Mandela Square
20h30 Carducci at Nelson Mandela Square
Tickets will be available from www.webticket.co.za and range from R100 to R250 per show