Africa’s prestigious fashion week , the SA Fashion Week kicked of its Autumn/Winter 2020 luxury collection, showcasing African designers in Sandton . Mantsho who recently collaborated with H&M was one of the designers who showcased their latest collection. Included on the list so far is The Breed, Mas’ooda , Essie, Sober, Lo’ICE, Baie Abayas, Cindy Mfabe and Thabo Makhetha.
But it is the accessories that caught our eye at the first leg of SAFW AW2020. As much as these collections are for Autumn and Winter, in South Africa it’s Spring and these will fit in just fine. The colour of this bag might scream “autumn leaves” but it’s cute enough for you to carry it this spring when you go to Sunday social markets in Maboneng or Pretoria. The detail of the bow adds creativity to the rather simple design.
One Fine Beginning is a local South African brand that makes shoes and bags out of leather and pride themselves in being the connoisseurs of South African design and craftsmanship. We are not disputing that because from the bags to the shoes, we love everything. These brogues are a must have for all seasons. The solid colours will also make it easy for you to match them with any outfit. You can wear these with a class suit or even a relaxed pair of jeans.
What’s life without a belt? Really the thinner and longer the better because you can tie and twist it according to your own style. Since it’s spring in South Africa, get one these and wrap it around your waist to accentuate your figure when wearing an oversized blazer or maxi dress.
December, the vacation season is around the corner and those who can afford will be going on holidays. If you will be spending your time in a sunny beach, you need this sun hat and the bigger the better. The good thing about the big hats is that they not only protect your face but your shoulders too. So get that sunscreen and add on the hat for extra protection. Either in Durban or Bali, you will ft in so perfect.
By the way it’s good thing to invest in a good quality leather bag. One that will last you forever. If you do attend #SAFW you’ll know they have Trade Shows where they invite the public to come shop local brands. These brands are affordable luxury and you must always go there with the aim of buying an item that will last forever. Collect pieces like these leather bags. Normally you can get laptop bags, sling bags and even phone cases.
It’s always sneaker season more especially for men and women who are after comfort. Nothing says “December” like a pair of sneakers written “good vibes”. Get yourself a pair and these days you can wear sneakers with anything and anywhere. The only thing I strongly advise against is the trend of dirty sneakers. Wash your sneakers kids, there’s nothing stylish about dirt.
I for one am not a fan of necklaces because my neck is so paranoid when I’m wearing a neck piece I keep on hitting my neck because I feel like there’s something that’s there that’s not supposed to be there…..I know…don’t judge me. I do wear them once in while but not for more than an hour. But if you are not me ….do layer your neck pieces to create an illusion of one big necklace. Keep the colors in tune also, like black on gold. Never wear black and silver together, that’s a crime.
A sling bag is your best friend and if you don’t have one you must be living a lonely life. It comes in handy when you have errands to run and do not want to have something weighing heavy on your arm. Get a leather one because it’ll last forever and you can put your phone, wallet, car keys , and all the other basic essentials that you need when errands call.
The square bag is another must have. It’s cute . It’s trendy .
Throw some shades with sun glasses because your spring is bright.
Pictures : SAFW