Curated Looks: Marianne Fassler at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg Autumn/Winter 2014

Marianne Fassler

Marianne Fassler is a veteran fashion designer based in South Africa. She has been compared, over the years, to famed designer Betsey Johnson. She brings the quirky, the girly, the flirty and the fashionable together to produced a style that is just uniquely hers and one where the customer wearing her designs is most likely to stand out. Her Autumn/winter collection boast that unique controlled chaos she is known for. Enjoy the collection, photos courtesy Simon Deiner/SDR Photo.

-Uduak Oduok

Actually, get to meet her from a prior season before checking out her latest collection.

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Curated Looks: Leigh Schubert at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg Autumn/Winter 2014

Leigh Schubert

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Johannesburg (Joburg) just wrapped up. Here are some of my curated looks from the Leigh Schubert show. The photos are courtesy Ladybrille Man of the Month alumni Simon Deiner/SDR Photo. Simon has also added a streaming service to his brand offerings so if you missed the show, you can watch it all, most likely over the weekend as it is over two hours long, on You Tube.

Enjoy the looks

-Uduak Oduok

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Africa Fashion Day Berlin Presents Fashion Dinner, and Opportunity for Designers, Press and Buyers to Network

Africa Fashion Day Berlin

Fashion Dinner takes place on the 17th of January 2014 at 19:30h at Mani Restaurant, Torstrasse 136, Berlin 10119.

Founder of Apya Productions and the Africa Fashion Day Berlin Beatrace Oola welcomes guests to this intimate and exclusive dining experience.

The event will serve as a platform for designers to showcase and network with press and buyers. It will also launch the onlineshop UnseenPieces. is an online shop with a selection of limited exclusive collections by young international designers for the discerning shopper.

Guest will be treated to a three-course dinner followed by a fashion presentation as well as a special collaborative tribute to Nelson Mandela by ((blackstereo)) and Afridyssey.

Showcasing designers are trailblazing BSB (Portugal/Guinea Bissau), Namibia’s Young-Designer-of-the-Year-2013 winner Nicola Konradie, British Vogue’s new-designer-to-watch Sarah Ama Duah (Hamburg), award-winning Adama Paris (Senegal) and jewellery designer Kim Riedel (Bahamas).

During a triumphant debut at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin in January 2013 with the attendance of actresses Dennenesh Zoudé, Thelma Buabeng, Sheri Hagen, Kady Taylor and presenter Aline von Drateln, Africa Fashion Day Berlin introduced the coveted collection of fashion designer Romero Bryan. Romero Bryan has dressed a-list celebrities such as Destiny’s Child, Samantha Mumba, Alek Wek and Alicia Keys.

In July Africa Fashion Day Berlin again introduced designers from the African continent and diaspora to a German audience under the patronage of Mrs. Dr. Auma Obama.

Africa has developed a booming fashion landscape with new fashion capitals such as Cape town, Lagos, Dakar and Accra. Africa Fashion Day Berlin introduces the pan-African design scene to Berlin. Creating exclusive events with international flair whilst celebrating afropolitan fashion designers.

The first platform of its kind in Germany, Africa Fashion Day Berlin is an exciting and pioneering new platform for designers of the African Diaspora. We introduce modern, cosmopolitan fashion inspired by the African aesthetics as well as global trends.

Africa Fashion Day Berlin expresses their gratitude to their sponsors and cooperative partners Buchbinder, Hotel Tiergarten Berlin, Gallerie Lafayette, Mani Restaurant, Simon-Hartman, Sushi Circle, Blackline Limousines, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Tamaris.