August means Summer is closer than we think, and that is all you want to hear when you’ve just beat a cold brought on by the freezing weather. More importantly, it’s also Women’s Month in South Africa – giving us the opportunity the celebrate women on every possible level! Keep an eye out for our women-charged posts celebrating female artists and fashion insiders taking the continent by storm.
WHERE TO GO:
Featured Event – Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
African Fashion International is hosting Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer once again in Sandton, Johannesburg. With top designers from all over Africa, the event gives a wonderful overview of current trends and designers making a name for themselves. Don’t miss it!
Other Great Events
August 4: First Thursdays at MOAD
August 7: Jozi Vegan Food Festival
August 11 -13: Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
August 13: Creative Women Conference
August 20: Joburg Heritage Tour
August 25: Le Movie Club at the Bioscope
What To Wear:
Recently, we looked at a few hot trends that you just simply cannot exclude this month. Contemporary Tailoring is huge this season, as well as the Skater Chic trend, Tropical Prints and one of our personal favourites; Mesh. Opt for a mesh shift dress or a great tailored skirt paired with a mesh top for evening events. Rock it with pumps to die for and a glamorous clutch. Try to experiment with bomber jackets, mini skirts and sneakers too. You can also SHOP these Trends straight off the blog if you’re not sure where to get your hands on em’. Go have yourself a fabulous August!
Cover image by The Citizen’s Of Fashion / Mercedes Benz Fashion Week images courtesy of African Fashion International*