Daily Digest: SAFW SS18 Show Schedule & Dance Umbrella 2018 Launches

On the 10th April, South African Fashion Week will open its doors to 69 SS1 8 collections showing at Sandton City rooftop. Some of the shows to look forward to, Durban University of Technology fashion students will be showcasing their work on 11.04.2018 at 7pm. If you like your fashion shows sans the overdose of ‘retail-ready’ filter with lots of creativity you might want to check this one out.

Amanda Laird Cherry returns to SAFW after a long sabbatical on 11.04.2018 at 8pm, this should be a goodie. You can then catch Mantsho by Palesa Mokubung’s show at 9pm, it should be interesting to see what she offers for SS18 after what seemed to be a very successful collection she showcased last season if social media is a good measure of this. 12.04.18 at 6pm will be a thripple delight of sheer design at its finest with Black Coffee, Ephymol and Clive Rundle. David Tlale’s previous interns Maxwell Welile Boko and Mmuso Potsane who joined forces to form one fashion label MussoMaxwell. Will be showcasing their collection on 12.04.18 at 9pm, after winning the last run of SAFW x Sunglass Hut New Talent Search competition. After that, it will be ‘by invite only’ ROW-G’s show where Raheem Rawjee will showcase his latest offering in both womenswear and menswear’s fine tailoring.

HospiceWits Night With The Stars in The City which was usually held at Melrose Arch has moved to Sandton City and partnered with SAFW and will close this season’s shows on Sunday evening at 6:30 expect fashion overload and lots of public figures and celebrities.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary Dance Umbrella 2018, the premier platform of South African contemporary choreography and dance will run at various theatres and venues in Johannesburg, from March 6 – 18, 2018. Funded by the National Lotteries Commission, the internationally renowned annual festival will present 18 programmes of new contemporary dance works from both local and international choreographers. Dance Umbrella 2018 opens on March 6 and 7 at the UJ Centre for the Arts with two works: Gula Matari by Vincent Sekwati Mantsoe, and Mayhem by Gregory Vuyani Maqoma. Gula Matari, which premiered at Dance Umbrella 1992, promises to be a celebratory opening of the festival. Performed by the Vuyani Dance Theatre, the dancers become like birds that whistle and use their heads to communicate with other birds. Maqoma’s Mayhem reflects on our altered state of mind, our country’s state of confusion and the chaos we are left with. The programme is presented in collaboration with the French-Institut South Africa. Tickets can be bought: https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1478266119