Saturday, March 15, 2008

Fall 2008: Los Angeles & Johannesburg

By Veronica Viljoen

(L) Amanda L Cherry/JHB
(R) Monarchy

Fall 2008 continues to be
interesting and captivating as
I review collections for my blog.

Some of the memorable odes for this season in my book is the return of the multi talented, design guru Ms Vivienne Westwood to London Fashion Week; the insane decision of Giorgio Armani to ban New York Times, Fashion Critic, Cathy Horyn from his showing; the "carousel" set design that Chanel used and then what this entry is about: how well South Africa's premiere fashion event, Sanlam SA Fashion Week (SSAFW) compares to my adopted home, Los Angeles Fashion Week, namely Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios.
(L) Alan Del Rosario/LA
(R) Colleen Eitzen/JHB

(L) Fal Guni & Shane Peacock/LA
(R) Abigail Betz/JHB

With this segment, I will let the pictures speak for themselves as I have placed images from Los Angeles and Johannesburg side by side for your review. In keeping with my comparison in design talent, if I ever had the opportunity, I would select Amanda Laird Cherry, Black Coffee, Colleen Eitzen and Lunar as the 4 fashion designers from SSAFW to show during Market Week at the California Market Center in Los Angeles for Spring/Summer 2008. When I inquired from Lucilla Booyzen, Founder and Director, Sanlam SA Fashion Week, the same question, Booyzen added, "in my opinion, Ruby, Lunar, Terence Bray and Tiaan Nagel will make my selection list".

Enjoy the comparison within the six images that I selected.
It's a wrap! Till my next post, Veronica.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios
Sanlam SA Fashion Week

Links: - California Market Center - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week - Sanlam SA Fashion Week


Veronica said...

Comment recevied via my e-mail inbox - I let Colleen Eitzen know that I featured her design, V.

Thanks so much for including me in your page. I had already seen it and was suitably impressed.

Veronica said...

Comment received from SSAFW via my e-mail inbox.

"This is absolutely fantastic! Thank you Veronica. You make us proud!"
Lynn Horak