when the majority of south africa’s blogging elite live in cape town, it’s very difficult not to feel some ridiculous aspect of fomo for the mercedes benz fashion week. with brands such as kluk cgdt and gavin rajah showcasing their work over the next three days, my heart yearns to be there… but since i cant visit cape town, i decided to visit memory lane. four months ago was merecedes benz fashion week joburg and i had the pleasure of seeing tart, selfi, adriaan kuiters and maxhosa by laduma. i posted some stuff on it here. but, as always, you never quite get around to posting all the stuff, so i thought i should relive those glory moments – got to meet jerri mokgofe, trevor stuurman, raya rossi, nhlanhla nciza (of mafikizolo) and patrice motsepe, and that was a pretty big deal to me.
my inaugural fashion week attendance was pretty much life making. in another post, you’ll understand exactly why, but this one is about the first show i witnessed. like most fashion related institutions, the space was running a competition to see a #mbfwj show – in this case, the tart & selfi show on the 21st of march 2014 – and of course i avidly took to the interweb to enter, therefore the biggest of huge ‘thank you‘s goes out to them for the tickets! being in the second row was amazing – i sat behind this lady (who was live instagramming the whole show, shoutout to her ability to edit/post so quickly) who, for a few minutes, i genuinely thought was lena dunham. it was very confusing but ridiculously awesome to say the least.