The Pantone colour of the year and the Chinese Cat

Whoever said you can’t have fun with food and fashion? Renowned designer Gert-Johan Coetzee showed us exactly how it’s done with a stunning 36 runway looks celebrating McDonald’s Big Mac 50-year anniversary on Day 3 of SAFW.

With the final day for the showcase of ladies wear guests were delighted by 3 splendid shows.

Designer Jacques van der Watt of Black coffee introduced the evening with a spectrum of 25 looks using his choice fabrics to their full potential, exploring elements of visual texture through their combinations. EPHYMOL menswear set the standard for the menswear shows with series of formal looks that captured enough play with textiles to give the modern man edge. Metallic and sequence accentuated the modern Arabian feel of the ladies wear collection by designer and brand Clive Rundle.

The colour of the year - Pantone and the Chinese cat was the focus for the GJC show, incorporated with the modern pop symbol McDonald’s has become. The established gown designer provided the audience with collective experience of rich, well-constructed and pop culture Avant Garde.

Rubicon by designer Hangwani Nengovhela marveled her solo show with soft ruffles and effortless flow of fabric. The soft aqua tones were well complimented with a soft pastel yellow and a juxtaposed black and white print.

2017 SAFW Sunglass Hut New Talent winners MsumoMaxwell demonstrated their talent with their distinctive use of layering to create multifaceted pieces that fully employ the potential of their fabrics. The brand T-Niche delighted the show with a ‘Pretty in pink’ collection that used the pastel hue with a hint of aqua , which is perfect for a dolled up girly look.

African Style Story from the designer Carla Pinto ended off the evening with range of pieces that made use of fine textile print in aqua hues.

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