031 Collection

Fashionista I am not, but hob-nobber I am!
Was delighted to be invited to the 031 Collection by Mr Price Fashion, so myself and Kathrin Kidger hit the Saturday night show and rubbed shoulders with the ‘hooshoo’ of Durban & SA fashion, as well as supermodel Agyness Deyn.

I loved the show, thought Durban put its mark on the SA Fashion map and I loved some of the tongue-in-cheek designs sent down the runway. Terrence Bray’s Brayve range had tongues wagging and imaginations running rampant – but as far as I know that’s supposed to happen at a fashion show – right!?

The event showcased 8 of SA’s emerging talent designers and 8 established designers, but to be honest, it was all so slick that for me, it all merged into one really good show.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one for shoulder-padded boys t-shirts and you wouldn’t catch me dead in a turban, but from what I do know about fashion, the detail and concept is in the tailoring and the designers all created a magnificent starting point from which wearable high street fashion could be interpreted.

The Holmes Brothers had me smiling from start to finish of their insert – only in Durbs will a model with a surfboard warrant whoops and cheers – nice one boys. Francois Vedemme’s range was breath-taking – this man knows how to make a woman look longingly at a dress and WANT to find an event to wear it to! And Leigh Schubert impressed as always with pleats and tucks and figure flattering ensembles that would suit even the not-so-skinny. (I’m all about that!)

The range that Agyness Deyn styled for Mr Price Fashion was great – lots of prints and bold accessories paired with staple wardrobe items that anyone could add their own personality to. Click here to check it out on the 031 Collection blog.

Cindy Armstrong won the (ND) New Designer award and her range is available in the online shop Lolly Loves SA.

{All pics by me on my BB Torch so excuse the quality! For professional pics check out 031 Collection with photos by Vaughan Treyvellan Photography}

All in all, a well produced event, thanks to Mr Price Fashion for sponsoring – a show of this magnitude – especially with an overseas guest stylist – needs bucketloads of moolah, so it was a nice one for Durban to not be the forgotten city as usual!
Looking forward to this being an annual event!

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  • Reply
    Kathrin Kidger
    29th June 2011 at 7:27 PM

    Nice write up…..I concur! What a great show!

  • Reply
    Candice Mac Nicol
    24th May 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Babe, you can’t take a bad pic – looking hot!!

    • Reply
      24th May 2011 at 11:33 AM

      hahahaha – VERY talented photographer :)

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