Standing in the catwalk hall and preparing for the next show, I sat down to take a break and saw the cutest man grinning happily behind me; I turned around to ask him some questions like I always do lol and he reached out to me to give me a firm handshake. 'Why are you so happy?' I inquired. 'This is my first time, I am so happy to see all of my things'
Noticing his strong African accent I began to be more and more intrigued so I sat down beside him and watched him speak and display so much excitement in his face, in his body language... I almost cried, I felt so overwhelmed, so happy for him. The passion and positive energy that he gave off was so amazing. Unfortunately I didn't catch his name, and after I had watched the show it was made apparent that there were numerous designers involved in the show. But I did find out that he was in fact the knitwear designer.
It wasn't until after the show was over that i found the names of all the designers. Heni Este-Hijzen did the ladies wear, the amazing knitwear was by Laduma Ngxokolo of Maxhosa Knitwear and Stiaan Louw who created draped pieces in soft greys and browns.
This model was so beautiful!
One of my favorite outfits
I must say that especially being female, most of my excitement is in female clothes, if I do watch menswear i'd usually have my eyes on the models,; this show however blew me away, I am very impressed! Shows how much menswear in high fashion has developed over the years. A big well done also to the Ubuntu Project the promoters who went above and beyond to ensure the show was a success.