ELLE’s Niquita Bento reports on the fashion shows from the weekend’s Design Indaba Expo 2015.
Tlale’s tribal-inspired print collection, Feminine Allure, was first debuted at New York Fashion Week in 2014, but showcased for the first time in South Africa at this year’s Design Indaba Expo. The authentic and chic collection featured striking African patterns embellished with Swarovski crystals, paired with the classic white blouse.
Joburg-based Thula Sindi’s label is inspired by the modern and sophisticated woman. Sindi created a tough yet pretty collection by contrasting spring whites and lace detailing with floral appliqué, tan leather and metallic separates.
The ongoing collaboration between Adriaan Kuiters & Jody Paulsen featured accessories by Katherine Mary Pichulik for their bright 2015 collection show. The interchangeable separates took inspiration from movements like Dadaism and Constructivism, relying on the juxtaposition of clean lines and colour-blocking with art prints.
At Lara Klawikowski’s 2015 collection show, we saw cane weaving techniques and even more texture than before. Lara combined feminine and classic silhouettes in rich carmine and crimson to create a luxe spring range.
Images: Simon Deiner, www.ramp.sdr.co.za