A model walks the runway at NEO by Neo Victoria Rangaka, Spring/Summer 2021. SAFW.
The event will take place online, between April 29 and May 1, to showcase 26 runway shows by the likes of Lukhanyo Mdingi and Mmusomaxwell.
Like fashion events around the world, SA Fashion Week has adapted to continue connecting homegrown brands with buyers. Like its last hybrid season held in October, upcoming collections will be trans-seasonal. In October, over 8,000 guests viewed the collections, which under pre-pandemic circumstances would’ve been seen by 6,000.
In the wake of Covid-19, the event has honed in on helping designers generate immediate sales. “It has been a superhuman challenge for these businesses to stay afloat and retain jobs in the absence of any trade or cash flows,” said Lucilla Booyzen, director of SA Fashion Week. “The opportunity to showcase their collections in preparation for summer 2021 is vital.”