Sunday, December 9, 2007

South Africa's Fall/Winter 2008/09 Collections

By: Veronica Viljoen Photos: Ivan Naude & Leigh-Anne Jenks

Spring 08

According to Estelle Cooper, Media Contact, Sanlam SA Fashion Week (SA-South Africa), "the dates for our Fall/Winter 2008/09 Collections are set for March 14 - 15, 2008. We will be featuring cutting-edge designs of both new and established designers such as Lunar, Abigail Betz, Mantsho, Rundle Clive and Story".

(L) Sanlam Lounge (R) Public Lounge at Sanlam SA Fashion Week

The collections will be staged at two venues within the recently revamped Museum Africa in Johannesburg’s ultra hip Newtown precinct, the Old Market Building, 121 Bree Street. This year’s event is set to build on the success of the inaugural event of March 2007, which saw the staging of Sanlam SA Fashion Week's first Fall/Winter Collections in its eleven year history. With winter being a shorter season in South Africa, designers will focus on capsule collections of strong key pieces that bear their distinct signature

Lunar Spring 08

Note to Editors:

The first SA Fashion Week took place in a tent on Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, August 1997, showing the collections of a mere 17 South African designers, many of them unknown to local consumers or media at the time.

Now, 11 years later, the Spring/Summer 2007 Collections of Sanlam SA Fashion Week featured 56 designers and names like Craig Native, Ephraim and Amanda Laird Cherry have become part of mainstream fashion conversations with international overtones. The sponsors of the Sanlam SA Fashion Week Fall/Winter Collections are Sanlam, Department of Arts and Culture, Five Roses, SABC 3, 5FM, Peroni, M.A.C and Redken.

International Dates: 2008
New York: February 1 - 8
London: February 10-15
Paris: February 24 - March 2
Los Angeles: March 9 - 13

South Africa:
March 14 -15

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