No matter how excited I get for SAFW ( South African Fashion Week) there is always that fear that I will be disappointed. There are only a handful of designers that inspire me enough to write an article about their work- and I have already written about them numerous times. The other designers either bore me, offend me with their lack of taste or drive me crazy with their lack of originality. This is certainly not a popular opinion amongst the fashion world and thus I have become known as a hater. I want to see our local designers slay the game, if we never give them any sort of constructive criticism they’re never going to grow. However I have decided to steer clear of anything too controversial and rather focus on the one aspect of fashion week that always inspires me- the Attendee’s. We have some of the most eclectic fashionista’s in the world who are versed in breaking tradition and creating originality. Here is a list of SAFW attendee’s you should follow now!
Moloto has been in the fashion game for a while and has learnt the ropes of killing it at each and every SAFW. As the SMag fashion editor, Moloto always brings a much needed Afro-freshness to whatever she is wearing. Expect a different hairstyle every night, a slew of formation-style queens and truly fundamental South African fashion. Follow her @Missmoloto
Bringing sexy back to fashion Tshepang AKA Twiggy always looks fresh AF at any event. The epitome of understated-cool Twiggy always brings her own personal twist to street style. She plays with the juxtapotion of masculine and feminine like a true pro! Make sure to follow her @Twiggymoli
The face of the Marie Claire Jozi office, Gimpel has solidified her position as one of the most stylish young professionals on the scene. An eye for understated patterns and flattering silhouettes, Gimpel is always one of my favourite dressed people at any show. Follow her @Kiragimpel for a daily dose of cuteness!
Katlego Eyedah Mamabolo
A new found favourite, Katlego and her man @sir.abner are serving couple goals at every event! Her lack of pretence and ability to mix street style and formal wear always excites and inspires me. “A Pedi work of art with a camera”-No truer sentence can be found! follow her @she_eyedah
Slowly becoming known as the new McQueen of Africa, Magugu is not only one of the most stylish attendees at every fashion week but he is showcasing his latest range too! For some backstage intel, subtle-elegance and fashion week drama follow him @thebemagugu
A one woman power-house and babe to boot, Luyanda always offers us a fresh take on vintage-inspired garb. Never shying away from bright colours and bold prints, Luyanda always brings something fresh and exciting to the street style scene. I cannot wait to see what she wears this season. Follow her @silverwears
Kennedy Thabiso Molekwa
There is no better fashion show than a fashion show sitting next to the delicious Kennedy. Never a dull moment with this babe around, Kennedy always brings some much needed sassy–elegance to every event. Always looking like a million bucks in tailored suits and some added quirk! Make sure to follow him @kennedyphunk. You will not be disappointed.
The loveliest of the lovely, Ranaa always looks sublime. A LISOF graduate and fashion blogger, this girl knows what she’s doing when she arrives at any fashion show. She has built a staunch following thanks to her classy, lady-like and elegant take on SA Fashion. Follow her now @rmfashionary
Botswana-based fashionista, Kgosi always brightens up fashion week. Wether it is his penchant for casual-wear-elegance or his beautiful smile and sassy personality, no fashion week is ever complete without his face! For some Adventures of a village boy follow @kgosisethoko
No introduction is needed for the Queen of South African fashion. Yoliswa, with her two fabulous sisters has become South African Fashion Royalty. Just ask one of her 53 000 Followers why they love her and you will come to realise the list is endless. I cannot wait to see what she wears this coming week! Follow her @yoliswa_xo
Annnnddddd… Don’t forget to follow Yours Truly @BigBadWolf_SA