Perhaps the most poignant show in Day 2 of SAFW: SIES! Isabelle used her collection to support the #FeesMustFall movement.
Designed by Isabelle Loots, the A/W2016 collection made use of light winter fabrics. Sheer paired with cotton, watercolour printed skirts mixed with structured grey jackets; side swept capes mixed with linen dresses and silk organza was mixed with boiled wool for ‘luxury-grunge looks’. Models walked in hand knitted panels, ribbed knit jersey dress paired with Doc Martens.
For the colour palette, the designer made use of soft greys and rose pinks to compliment deeper reds and blacks. For the final walk, every third model carried signs proclaiming: #FeesMustFall, Education Is Our Weapon and #NationalShutDown. The crowd stood and erupted in cheers.
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Images: Ivan Naudé