Unlike every other year, 2023 has been the year of popular fashion trends with the who’s who of vogue being on the same page about what’s hot and what’s not across the globe. Moreover, we have seen similarities in trends during each month of the year such as denim on denim in June, as well as the metallic trend between July and September – largely thanks to Beyoncé’s Renaissance Tour. For the most part, the months have knitted themselves up into cohesive themes based on fashion trends. However, October was not one of those months. Going against the grain, the month saw various hues, patterns, and textures from many entertainment industry tastemakers from all around the world.

Still, plenty of things happened: multi-award-winning media personality Bonang Matheba and Steve Madden announced their upcoming modish collection;  MAXHOSA AFRICA showcased their groundbreaking African Space Travellers Organisation ready-to-wear capsule collection; PUMA and FENTY announced a new collaboration – and most importantly – SA Fashion Week hosted its Autumn/ Winter Collections for 2024. 

Hosted at the Mall of Africa, the prestigious fashion extravaganza saw an array of collections from various brands such as MUNKUS, The Bam Collective, and Refuse, among others. 

Aside from runway vogue, our Instagram feeds saw stunning fashion moments from many celebrities such as Lordkez, Kim Jayde, and Bonang Matheba. Ahead, our favourite fashion Instagrams of October 2023. 



Giving us an otherworldly fashion moment, Lordkez adorned a metallic silver gown on the first day of SA Fashion Week. The look gave galactic supremacy, as well as an alien superstar allusion all at the same time. Moreover, the songstress adorned silver accessories complementing the look flawlessly. 


Mars Baby 

Bringing neutrality to the somewhat bold colours showcased during fashion month, Marsbaby’s SA Fashion Week launch party ensemble from N.O.T.E was a great balance between future-forward vogue and effortless chic. 


Mbali Mkhize 

From one neutral look to the next, beauty entrepreneur, Mbali Mkhize posed in a black blazer dress with string material in a fiery photoset on Instagram. The fashionista styled the chic ensemble with a green pair of stilettos, as well as a green purse. 



In the spirit of celebrating the Springboks’ record World Cup victory, media personality, and musician Moozlie rocked a Bokke crop top, with a stylish denim two-piece. 


Pabi Cooper 

BET-nominated artist Pabi Cooper once again proved to be a style connoisseur when she adorned a mini white blazer dress with a futuristic black pair of sunglasses. 


Kim Kardashian

Media mogul and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian looked stunning in an old Hollywood-style satin dress in a blush pink colour at a Victoria Beckham soirée. 


Ponahalo Mojapelo

Fashion model Ponahalo Mojapelo was the epitome of elegance in a green and white gown from MUNKUS on the opening day of SA Fashion Week. 


Mihlali Ndamase

Giving us a taste of summer, media personality Mihlali Ndamase looked breathtaking in an azure floral mini dress.


Phupho Gumede 

Fashion designer and entrepreneur Phupho Gumede showed up in a black and white style ensemble at SA Fashion Week and used a black umbrella as an accessory. 


Abigail Visagie 

Staying with the black and white theme, media broadcaster Abigail Visagie adorned a modish black and white top, as well as a black tutu skirt on the first day of SA Fashion Week. 


Natasha Joubert 

Painting the town red, Miss South Africa Natasha Joubert looked stunning in a white statement t-shirt, a black leather barrette, and a scarlet red skirt during her Parisian trip in October. 

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