The dates for South Africa’s premier annual autumn/winter fashion show, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg (MBFWJ), have been set, with over 34 of the country’s top designers lined up to present collections in 15 shows at the Sandton Convention Centre over three days, from 20 to 22 March.
At this, one of the country’s foremost sartorial events, the runway will feature a stellar collection showcasing the likes of Marianne Fassler, David Tlale, Stefania Morland, and Leigh Schubert as well as the many exceptional newcomers included in the 2014 line-up.
Menswear will also receive a substantial showing in the form of collections from ten leading labels such as Fabiani, Augustine, Ruald Rheeder, Laduma and Viyella, as well as the four emerging menswear designers featured in the African Fashion International (AFI) Next Generation incubation programme.
Other elite labels showcasing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg 2014 include Abigail Betz, Morphe and Avant Apparel from Johannesburg; Shana, Selfi and Tart from Cape Town; and Pretoria’s Irmgard and Tsotetsi KL.
“Each year, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg offers a national opportunity for established and up-and-coming local designers to showcase their new autumn/winter collections. The unprecedented talent lined up this year proves that South Africa’s fashion industry is growing from strength to strength,” says AFI Executive Chairperson, Precious Moloi-Motsepe.