One of the shows I am most excited for at SA fashion week is the ELLE New Talent competition. The event always contains little delightful surprises and displays that the youth are often the first to pick up on new trend.
A big congratulations to Kelly Estehuyse on her win. While I agree that she did stand out from the pack with her hand-made mohair collection, I found her range to be rather reminiscent of Suzaan Heyns Autumn/ Winter collection presented at Joburg Fashion Week in February earlier this year.
It is always exciting to see a previous winner making the most of the opportunity. Cleo Droomer did not disappoint with his new collection definitely echoing elements of the new Prada Spring 2012 collection.
Kutloano Molokomme is one of my favourite SA designers. Showing a collection that was bravely trend forward in outrageous red with exquisite cut-out detail he is still definitely a designer to watch.