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IT'S South African Fashion Week again and it seems Joburg City is living the fashion dream.
The country's biggest fashion showcase that features 11 shows, started with an off-site show yesterday at The Firs in Rosebank, with Graffiti Installation by Mark Erasmus @ Clive Rundle, Amanda Laird Cherry and Superella Guillotine.
But all eyes will be on style icon Uyanda Mbuli's Diamond Face Couture collection tomorrow night. It will be interesting to see how Mbuli holds her own without her business partner designer Gert Coetzee. The two parted ways early this year amid drama and legal frenzy.
According to the registrar of companies Mbuli now owns 100percent of the company. Yesterday she said she had designed the entire collection herself - dubbed New Millennium Glamour Collection.
She refused to comment about Coetzee, saying: "I have grown from that era. I decided not to work with any designer this time to have my own personal signature and interpretation of what glamour is and was in the yesteryears.
"This collection is 100percent Uyanda Mbuli. Though it is a summer collection, I'm adding gloves and hats to give it that royal treatment."
A sneak preview of her collection shows that Diamond Face has matured. The overall look is polished, sleek and sexy. Her pieces highlight the womanly figure in classic silhouettes that have added fresh and modern twists - be it in the choice of fabric or styling.
It's an updated look, with a tinge of old-school glamour. Mbuli said: "Yesteryear's glamour was too conservative, and today's glamour, though subtle, is sexy."
Mbuli will showcase alongside heavyweights such as Terrence Bray, Colleen Eitzen, Ephymol and Thunderstorm among others.
All the shows at the The Forum, Turbine Hall, in Newtown, are as per invitation only.