We got an opportunity to see this season’s trending looks at the South African Fashion Week (SAFW) in Johannesburg. SAFW took place from 29 March until 1 April 2012 at The Crowne Plaza in Rosebank.
41 leading South African designers showcased including Suzaan Heyns, Black Coffee, Clive Rundle, Rubicon and Mantsho as well as menswear designer, Naked Ape.
According the director of SAFW Lucilla Booyzen, the Spring/Summer 2012 event has sharpened its focus to highlight only exceptional local design with a view to driving more aggressive sales. “I believe that it has become necessary to examine the calibre of design that is promoted under the South African fashion banner as well as its viability from a business perspective.