The SA Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 18 Countdown: Looking at The Last 3 Years

posted on March 26th, 2018 by LISOF

Our countdown to SA Fashion week 2018 Autumn/Winter has begun, and the excitement is REAL! To get into the fashion festivities, let’s take a look back to what the designers of SA Fashion week brought to the runway in the last three years.

‘SA Fashion week is committed to developing excellence and growth in a sector that contributes significantly to the South African economy. We unearth, support, promote and nurture South African fashion talent.” Lucilla Booyzen- Founder of SA Fashion week


2015: Feathers, faux fur…Fabulous!

The designers of SA Fashion week 2015 Autumn/Winter collection brought an excellent combination of feathers, faux fur and sheer fabric into their signature looks.

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Left: Black lace corset under a faux fur coat. This look is paired with a feathered head piece, simple black heels and a round clutch. Simple make-up is a must with this bold look. Middle: Black lace over an all-black top and bottom with a feathered head piece. Right: Faux fur over a sheer white ensemble paired with black heels and black hat, accessorized with beady white necklace.

Chunky knits paired with denim definitely became a showstopper, as designers featured these looks on the runway. The chunky scarf added to a denim ensemble, ties the entire winter look together.

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Teal was the colour of choice for 2015 Autumn/Winter. The beautiful colour was often paired with bold prints for a truly feminine winter appearance. Everything about this look captures a designer’s heart. The above the knee skirt paired with blue pumps gives this look a feminine finish.

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2016: Printed Patterns For The Unexpected Silhouette

Geometric patterns, artfully printed; allows for an unexpected and perfect silhouette. The designers of the 2016 SA Fashion week autumn/winter collection gave a whole new twist on fashion. 2015’s emergence of sheer was once more incorporated into the looks that walked the 2016 runway.

SA Fashion Week 2016 Autumn/Winter top designers included House of Olé, Ephymol, Amanda Laird Cherry, Rubicon, Mantsho (Palesa Mokubung) Colleen Eitzen and Clive Rundle. A special was the Gert-Johan Coetzee which was available on to shop on Spree straight off the runway.

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Designers incorporated jewel tones such as green, brown, red and blue, to give the perfect autumn/winter feel. The sheer fabric casts the perfect silhouette.

A geometric inspired print for matching top and bottom pieces became the ultimate ‘cosy’ winter look. Large folded collars and oversized sleeves made an inspiring appearance, especially as paired with the geometric print.

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Adding a pop of colour to the black and white geometric inspired print makes this look come to life!

2017: Untamable Street Style

Last year included a host of young and ambitious designers including Ageo by Arnold Phasa, Danielle Frylinck, I Just Am, Ipikoko, Turner Studio, Kentse Masilo, Liu Liu and Mmusomaxwell. They took to the bold look with strong graphic prints. For Mieke’s collection, they were paired with printed lycra leggings and a simple white headpiece which took the runway by storm.

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Street style was another inspiration for the 2017 SA Fashion week autumn/winter collection. The streets of South Africa were definitely painted chic!

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Through the past three years, designers have reimagined the way we see fashion. Each year South African designers push their limits to produce the unimaginable and recreate their meaning of fashion. There is no doubt that South African designers of 2018 SA Fashion Week will raise the bar once more…

My, designer, Little Pony! Competition Time!

posted on July 24th, 2015 by LISOF

These “My Little Pony” equines have put on their designer best to raise funds for Save the Children and the Nepal Earthquake in conjunction with their own Make Kids Happy campaign. Each Pony has a signature touch from the designer whether it be in print, texture or colour.

Kenzo Pony

Kenzo Pony


Be inspired and Create a LISOF designer “My Little Pony”.

Open to ALL Lisof Students.

Create an illustration that shows the best representation of the Lisof brand and values.

Consider colour, texture and if you will add print or not.

Prize: A lunch voucher for a week valued up to R250 and exposure on Social Media

Specs: A4, Full colour, hand drawn or computer aided design. Words explaining the design (in label or paragraph format)

Send your entries to: – Competition closes: 7 August 2015.

Designs will be uploaded onto Facebook and the Winner will be determined by how many Likes a design receives. Winner to be announced 21 August.

Pucci Pony

Pucci Pony

rick owens

Rick Owens Pony

roberto cavalli

Roberto Cavalli Pony


Versace Pony

Versace Pony


#ShoesdayTuesday: Bright Sneaker

posted on July 21st, 2015 by LISOF

We are loving this fun loving, light hearted, wild sneaker by Marc by Marc Jacobs. With it’s name “Ninja”, anyone wearing this will truly knock you out with the rainbow! With rubberized leather and mesh detailing, this sneaker could surely pack a punch.

What do  you think of it?

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