Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Johannesburg (MBFWJ) kicks off later today and features a well-considered mix of South Africa’s established and emerging designers. Organised and curated by African Fashion International (AFI), the 3 day event will be held at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton and runs from the 10th to the 12th of March. We are particularly looking forward to the menswear designers.
Carducci Men – centred around fine tailoring using luxurious fabrics – was originally named after Giosue Carducci, a flamboyant Italian poet known for his style and creative energy. Established in 1978, Carducci is sold in over 300 outlets across Southern Africa and East Africa and is in the final stages of rolling out retail stores in regional Malls across South Africa.
Showing on Saturday 12 March at 20:30.
The brand aims to establish itself as a prestigious local menswear brand with a reputation for detail. They merge distinctive cuts with leather craftmanship to achieve their signature looks. Their MBFWJ collection will consist of formal attire made from the finest cloth combined with edgy futuristic animal prints.
Showing on Saturday 12 March at 17:00
David Tlale has showcased his designs at all the premium fashion week platforms and has, over the last 13 years, etched his mark as a favourite on the South African and African fashion landscapes. His understanding of fabric, colour and texture is what makes him stand out. Though he mainly designs womenswear, he does sometimes cater for men and we can’t wait to see what he has in store for us…if he has anything is store for us. Tlale’s MBFW collection draws inspiration from the adornment and decoration of the human body in African cultural customs.
Showing on Friday 11 March at 21:30
See full schedule here.