The BlackWhite Effect at the Soweto Fashion Week AW15 Fall

From 27-30 May, South Africa’s 15 upcoming fashion designers will showcase their striking AW15 Fall collections at the renowned Soweto Fashion Week. The showcase will run for three days at the exquisite newly developed Soweto Theatre. Themed BlackWhite, Soweto Fashion Week (SFW) 2015 promises to set the bar high and celebrate South African Fashion Designers irrespective of their racial or political affiliation.

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The Soweto Fashion Week platform prides itself for developing and recognizing 55 local designers to date and aim to develop more young and upcoming designers with the help from Darling Hair as their platinum sponsor for two years in running. This dynamic partnership aims to uplift the Soweto community through fashion and hairstyling. By this, not only aspiring fashion designers can be hopeful, but aspiring hairstylists as well. Darling Hair in partnership with Soweto Fashion Week is set to premier 10 new hairstylists’ careers by allowing them to join the hair team at the SFW BlackWhite AW15 Fall showcase. The Darling Hair Competition is a yearly open competition for aspiring hairstylists, 10 are chosen and trained for free to become professional hairstylists each year.

Soweto Fashion Week had a great run in 2014, landing the partnership with Darling Hair and been named one of the Top 10 events and attractions to visit in Johannesburg by joburg Tourism. “Its great to have Soweto Fashion Week to be recognised amongst some of Johannesburg’s premium events, such as Africa Fashion Week, Taste of joburg, The Sansui Cup, etc. Over the past three years a lot of work has been put into building the Soweto Fashion Week brand and we are glad that the brand is being recognised on such a scale”, said Soweto Fashion Week Founder and Director, Stephen Manzini. This year the organization aims to elevate the brand (event) and continue to uplift the Soweto community. Soweto Fashion Week to host an illustrative spectrum Press Event on 27 May 2015, aiming to give the designers an opportunity to present their collection ideas and interact with various media. The Buyers Lounge will be incorporated into the last schedule of each day, providing media and buyers with the opportunity to fully experience the designers. This is a platform created to drive the business of fashion, the Buyers Lounge enables the designers to connect with buyers and understand what is required from a business perspective.

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The SFW BlackWhite AW 2015 Collections will take place from 28 – 29 May 2015, at the Soweto Theatre, in Jabulani – Soweto. Tickets are R60 per person per show, and are available from the Soweto Fashion Week website, http://www.sowetofashionweek.com, as well as on Computicket and shoprite Checkers Nationwide.

SWF BlackWhite AW15 Schedule

Media, Buyers and avid fashion-followers can look forward to viewing the collections

of the following designers:

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Limba by Mbali Nene

Kemisoul by Kemiso

Bathini Kowane

Love beats Cafe by

Mangi

Freshwear by Collen

Friday, 29 May 2015

Christopher Malo

Sonto

Sweetie-by-Sweetie

Lobelo

UJU by Nomathadazo

Darling hair illustration

Smarteez by Floyd.

Saturday, 30 May

2015

PHR bespoke

Dejavu by Funeka

Freshwear Recap by Collens

Shona Accra by Ngugi

Tickets are available at Computicket for R60.00 so don’t forget to grab yourself some!

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