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The Best of Mercedes Fashion Week Joburg 2016 – Day 1: Marianne Fassler Literally Brought Back Velvet From the Dead!

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Marianne Fassler

Marianne Fassler

The Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is always a total eye candy as the very best of South Africa’s design talents battle it out for maximum press coverage and ultimately the buyers’ attention, and today, the first day of the 2016 edition, only a few things albeit designs really did it for our insatiable fashion and style buds. Marianne Fassler was indeed in a league of her own as she schooled everyone today on how to manipulate prints, layering, mix-matching, leather and velvet to one’s advantage.

Look through to see what caught our fancy from hair and makeup to accessories and the fashion proper.

Marianne Fassler’s Intriguing Collection was the highlight of the day

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Stefania Morland’s girls were truly off duty

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The Devil is in the Detail—Close up and accessories we love

A sequin and shredded close up shot at Tumelo Nguyuza Collectiv

A sequin and shredded close up shot at Tumelo Nguyuza Collectiv

A tasseled close up at Tamara Cherie

A tasseled close up at Tamara Cherie

A belted close up detail at Tamara Cherie

A belted close up detail at Tamara Cherie

Purses are the new queens

A suede purse at Tumelo Nguyuza Collectiv

A suede purse at Tumelo Nguyuza Collectiv

A yellow tote purse at Tumelo Nguyuza Collectiv

A yellow tote purse at Tumelo Nguyuza Collectiv

A sling shearling purse at Stefania Morland

A sling shearling purse at Stefania Morland

The Preppy Hair at Khosi Nkosi was indeed nostalgic

The braids at Khosi Nkosi remind us of our secondary school days!

The braids at Khosi Nkosi remind us of our secondary school days!

 

Photo Credits: SDR Photos

Richard Akuson is founder at The PR Boy a boutique media and press relations agency for fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands with a specialty in raising the overall awareness of a brand, product or image of a company or person. Richard is also a weekly columnist at Bellanaija.com ('On The Catwalk' and 'Collection Conversations'), he's also a party host at The Front Row and a vlogger at Get Pink with Richard . Want to reach out? Follow @richardakuson on Instagram and @richardakuson on Twitter or send an email to [email protected]

4 Comments

  1. Cabrini

    March 11, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    They kinda look like mild Halloween costumes

  2. Majestic

    March 11, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    I’d only rock these at gunpoint…

    • Uby

      March 12, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      Lmao!!!!!!!!

  3. Omoté

    March 12, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Abeg it should stay dead. Hian! Say no to velvet! Lol!

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