New to Mercedes Benz Africa Fashion Week this year was the Elle Rising Star show, which took place on the first day. This was one of my top shows of the week – it showcased so much young talent and ended on such a high with Nicholas Coutts’ impeccable collection. But that deserves a post on its own so keep a lookout for that!
Back to the Elle Rising Star show, I was torn between Tamara Cherie Dyson and Kelli Barker. Tamara’s collection was softly poetic with a white, cream and grey palette. Structured shirts were paired with fluid, sheer fabrics and the match was dreamy. This was the winning collection, and if there were to be a runner up collection it would definitely be Kelli Barker’s, in my opinion. Full-on sportswear in black and white. The two-piece athletic suits were the major knockouts for me.
Below are my favourite looks from each collection.
Tamara Cherie Dyson
All photographs: photographer/SDR photo