Fashion

From Runway to Reality – The Most Wearable Fashion Trends From SA Fashion Week’s Spring/ Summer 2024 Shows

For fashion fads, a new season brings with it the same old question: Which pieces can I add to my closet to manoeuvre the months ahead in style? If you’re ready for a wardrobe refresh, we’ve got an array of answers for you plucked straight from the SA Fashion Week Spring/ Summer ‘24 runways. It may seem ironically berserk to implement trends from summer runways to your winter wardrobe but believe me when I say that our list of trends effortlessly transcends weather seasons. This year, the catwalks were filled with bold colours, mesh, leather jackets, and much more.

 

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Sta-Sof- Fro Soweto Fashion Week Showcases Breathtaking A/W24 Runway Collections

The Sta-Sof-Fro Soweto Fashion Week came back with a bang! This year’s fashion week schedule was jam-packed with exciting events, collaborations, and presentations. Fashion lovers from all over South Africa attended the event to experience the latest trends and collections for the coming Autumn / Winter Collections 2024 from some of the industry’s most renowned designers. The fashion extravaganza also introduced fashion industry stakeholders to new names and faces in the fashion world.

 

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Dresses Made of Sand, Vintage Couture Gowns & Power Powers: The MET Gala 2024 in Pictures

Every year, without fail, the prestigious MET Gala ceremony brings together an incredible crowd of fashion designers, models, and the brightest stars of music and film in celebration of the Costume Institute’s latest exhibition. “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” was this year’s show, and it drew from the Costume Institute’s own permanent collection to highlight the multi-sensory experience of wearing clothes.

 

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The Best-Dressed Celebrities & Influencers of the Month: April

Frankly, we’re not sure how this month could possibly be outdone in terms of style. From media powerhouse LootLove’s breathtaking couture gowns at the Metro Music Awards (MMAs) to influencer and fashion connoisseur Naliyani Uma bringing Schiaparelli’s braided tie runway trend to life at CRUZ Vodka’s South African Fashion Week (SAFW) launch soirée, the month was nothing short of a fashion fad’s paradise.

 

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Red Handbags Are an It-Girl Staple in 2024 – These Are Our 10 Favourites

ICYMI: we are still painting the town red in 2024. From the runway to the high street, we’re seeing all our favourite looks through rose-tinted glasses – splashed in shades of ruby, crimson, and scarlet. This comes as no surprise considering that a jolt of the vibrant hue can infuse any outfit with a potent dose of pizzazz. The hyper-saturated hue appeared on nearly every runway in 2023, and its latest manifestation is the red handbag trend –  a simple, high-impact accessory you can use to stay on-trend in 2024.

 

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Beyoncé is Reviving Cowboy-Core with Her Western Fashion Inspired Style

Saddle up! Beyoncé is reviving cowboy-core with her chic Western fashion inspired style run. Considering that she is one of the most iconic musicians of our time, it is no surprise that the singing sensation’s embrace of country is changing the idea of what western wear can look like and who wears it — helping to catalyse a broadening of a consumer base that’s historically excluded people of colour.

 

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Sophisticated Elegance is the New Quiet Luxury & We Have All the Chic Inspo

Fashion has notably taken a turn down the minimalist road, where wardrobe essentials such as plain white shirts and classic black blazers reign supreme. Both of those closet essentials reached new heights on the runway this season, from Burberry’s deceptively chic trench coat iterations to the effortlessly polished finishing touches at Loewe. And what better way to jump on the minimalist bandwagon than reiterating some good old sophisticated elegant ensembles?

 

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