Those who know me can attest that I am all about street-style, and I thought it would be fitting for my first Frock Report post to be street-style inspired. And as we pay closer attention to one of this season’s hottest trends – the print. I couldn’t help but notice how our local fashion editors personally embraced the trend.
From the fabulously stylish paisley prints worn by Kelly Fung from Marie Claire magazine and her Fashion Director, Sharon Becker who wore a white Ndebele inspired print peplum dress.
To bold tropical, graphic and floral prints embraced by True Love’s Fashion Editor Palesa Mahlaba and Siyamthanda from Real magazine.
And the fun-approach-to-fashion spirit that we have come to love and expect from You/HuisGenoot’s Fashion Director Chu – who mentored us on how to pull-off the print on print look.
I will be bringing you more fabulous street-style images with this trend and more. In the meantime though, you can surely take notes on how you can rock your print from the ladies and gentlemen who reign over some of our favorite glossies.
By Vincent (Zondo) MHLANGA
While here in South Africa fashion and politics cross paths once every year via the red carpets of parliament at the State of the Nation address- which takes place tonight- in the US, Vogue editor Anna Wintour has declared the runway ‘a force for change in politics‘, as The New York Times reports.
The fashion industry giant has used her might to rope in some of the fashion industry’s most famed designers to create tote bags, T-shirts and other accessories in the name of a second term for Obama.
“Between her and Obama, I had to say yes,” said Andrew Rosen, the owner of a New York store where Anna Wintour hosted ‘Runway to Win’ on Tuesday night as part of her campaing for Barack Obama.
Back on our shores Julius Malema’s name also comes up in the fashion mix having inspired Pretoria-based designer to create an entire collection inspired by the ‘possibly’ suspended ANC Youth League leader.
As for the State of the Nation address tonight? Expect some matric-dance couture gone awry *SMH*
From heels, to sunglasses, watches and even bags, the appearance of wood in all its natural glory is a huge hit in accessory design this season. Even local brands like Errol Arendz and We Wood are on board with this trend so there’s no excuse not to celebrate the use of this gorgeous natural material this Summer.
-Images via Pinterest
The popular Neighbourgoods Market from the Old Biscuit Mill in Cape Town opened their Jozi site today. After spending the night at the uber-chic Hotel Lamunu, I spent the day snapping away at the stylish crowd that gathered in Braamies.
The market will be open every Saturday (come rain or shine) from 9am-3pm at 73 Juta street.
Dip-dyed hair seems to be all the rage in Hollywood as stars from Drew Barrymore to Rachel Bilson have been snapped up sporting the look. Whether you opt for colourful tips like Nikki Minaj or choose a more natural look a la Ashlee Simpson, ombré dyed tresses are a definite Spring trend.
Embellishments, flaring shifts, volume, stripes and metallic jackets all made an appearance in a 70-piece collection with an abundance of colour at Gavin Rajah’s first Cape Town Fashion Week showcase since 2009. “Jaipur”, as the collection is known, was paired with accessories from Pret A Vivre, an accessories label by two young Durbanites, mentored by Gavin himself.
Earlier in the week Rajah told The Frock Report “There is more to India than Bollywood”, and this collection is his take on a modern Indian aesthetic.
Jenny Le Roux gave a collection filled with colour, volume and print as Cape Town Fashion Week began on Thursday. Tailored suits, in a solid variation of colours came out alongside voluminous striped dresses (much like those seen at Jil Sander) and floating floral print maxis. The collection gave minimalism a romantic and colourful spin that I suspect many women who support South African fashion will definitely want to have in their closets this summer.
If you thought the model above is a woman you’ve got it completely wrong!
This is the gender-bending Andrej Pejic, the Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2011 Men’s Collections showstopper who first came on the scene last year. The “blond bombshell” as some have labelled the 19 year-old has signed up to be the face of the JPG Spring campaign and was also, last week, unveiled as the face of Marc Jocobs’ spring campaign. He’s been called the leader of the new “gender fluidity” in fashion.
Although Pejic himself is not a transexual could it be that he is the poster boy for the year of the transexual, as the New York Times predicted last year?
Image from men.style.com