The South African Fashion Week 2016 started with hype with celebrity favoriteGert-Johan Coetzee at a fever pitch with celebrities, press, buyers, influencers and just like the rest of the continent.
A lot of the collections shown have been muted in colours giving the entire week an Autumn feel rather than the vibrancy that Spring is known for.
Gert is such an interesting designer because of how he’s perfected the art of red carpet dressing over a short span of time, especially for noteworthy South African superstar Bonang Matheba. But to say that Gert-Johan Coetzee brought that much fire and pizzazz that we’ve come to love about his creations to the SAFW 2016 catwalks would be a great disservice. Don’t get us wrong, this wasn’t a bad collection at all, but that sparkle and edge that usually comes with everything Gert was missing for us. We’d have loved to see more skin, more drama and sophistication—atlas, all we got is a little of everything, not enough to satisfy our Gert thirst though. There are other collections from Erre, Colleen Eitzen, Clive Rundle, Lunar, T’Niche, Rubicon and others…..